Tour Company

Great White Bear Tours

Project

The Duke of Marlborough School has approximately 180 students in Nursery School to Grade 12, ranging from 4 through 18 years old. It is located in the remote, northern community of Churchill, Manitoba, accessible only by rail and air. The location makes it difficult for families to purchase necessary educational materials because of high costs and limited availability.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Duotangs/Pocket Folders, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Geometry Sets, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Hot Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Thesaurus

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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Maps of Manitoba and Canada, Math, Science, and World Maps

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
AA batteries, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Tablets, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

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

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Violin Strings and Rosin, and Xylophones

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

Clothing/Shoes:
Extreme Cold Weather Outdoor Clothing: Boots, Coats, Hats, Mitts, Scarfs, Ski Pants, Socks, and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

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

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

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

Gardening:
Books about Gardening, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 24, 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.