The Grow Well volunteer based charity was established 15 years ago in the Town of Gros Islet, when it emerged that many of the social problems in the area were attributed to an increasing number of youth at risk due to the inadequate social support services. The Centre is a meeting space for workshops, classes and support groups. Grow Well supports the C.A.R.E. (Center for Rehabilitation & Education) Gros Islet School which is housed at the Grow Well Center.
General School Supplies:
Crayons, Erasers, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Stickers
Age Appropriate Story Books, Puzzle Books, and Trivia Books
Age Appropriate Developmental Activities (ages 5 to 16), Children’s Movie DVDs, and Small Gifts and Tokens for Prizes for Competitions (Black Hair Bows, Costume Jewelry Sets, Key Rings, Small Diaries, Small Make-up Sets)
Hot Weather Clothing Items, Pants, Shirts, Short Pants Suits, T-Shirts, and Undergarments (ages 6 to 16, sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL)
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Art Paper, and Drawing Pads
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.