Accommodation

Calabash, Grenada

Project #1

The Bel Air Children’s Home was built to accommodate up to 20 babies and toddlers in the nursery and 20 adolescent girls in individual cubicles on the upper floor. The day to day running of the home is carried out by the Home Manager and twenty other staff. The children are from a background of neglect, physical or sexual abuse, or abandonment. Their care is centered on personal development and personal tutoring based on each child’s capabilities. There is a pre school for the older children from the nursery which helps with Early Childhood Development. Corporal punishment is not permitted. The Friends of Bel Air (Grenada) is registered with the Charity Commission in the UK.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, and Math

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Educational Games/Toys:
Chess Sets, Connect Four, Legos, Puzzles, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Triangles, Xylophones, and Other Small Instruments

Clothing:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, and Light Blankets

Health/Personal Grooming:
Bars of Soap, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas

Project #2

The Queen Elizabeth Home supports children of all ages who are orphaned or in need of care. Currently there are 25 children, who are given food and lodging, taken to and from school and provided with daily extra-curricular activities. While some children are placed temporarily until a family can be found for adoption, the Home’s eventual aim is to integrate the children in its care into the wider Grenadian community.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:

Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Clothing/Shoes:
Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Project #3

The Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled, located in Grenada is a home for the physically and mentally challenged. It has accommodation for 36 people from ages 5 through 50 years old. It was founded 45 years ago by Ms. Dorothy Hopkin and relies on donations from local businesses, government help, private Grenadian citizens both locally and overseas. The expatriate community volunteers.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Craft Scissors, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing:
Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes, and Underwear

Linens:
Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

Health/Personal Grooming:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and Washing Powder

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 25, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.