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    Accommodation

    Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

    Project

    Lifelong Skills Training is a family-oriented Learning Centre which supports approximately 50 young adults with special needs from ages 16 through 22. The participants and their families are assisted in entering adulthood through a multi-faceted approach. LSTI provide them with a continuing free education in skills training, life skills and self-help skills to ensure that they live full and productive lives. LSTI offers these same services to special parents who are unable to work, but want to continue their growth as well, by encouraging them to come learn and volunteer at the Centre.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Exercise Books, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Paper Glue, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Rulers, and Wide-Ruled Paper.

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Books

    Art Supplies:
    Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Embroidery Thread, Jewelry & Friendship Bracelet-Making Kits, Thread, Watercolor Paints, and Watercolor Paint Brushes

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    *Tablets

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Fidget Toys for Stress, Sensory, and Anxiety

    Clothing/Shoes:
    (Small, Medium, Large, or Extra-Large) *Adult Underwear for Males and Females and *Forest and Lime Green Polo Shirts

    First Aid/Health:
    *Catheters Size 8, *Disposable Underpads, (Medium, Large, or Extra-Large) *Pull-Ups, Sanitary Napkins, and *Super Absorption Bed Liners

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of February 1, 2023
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.