As part of our endeavour to look after our island and community, Yellow Bird Hotel supports needy children in Barbados. St. Lawrence Primary School is located a stone’s throw away from our hotel. The school serves 215 students ranging from ages 3 through 11 years old. Over the years, many students have received much needed supplies form our generous guests which help to ensure the children receive a well-rounded education before they pursue secondary schooling.
The Aunty Olga Memorial School Aid Programme is a celebration of the life and times of Barbados’ well-known philanthropist, the late Dame Olga Lopes-Seale, who spent her life taking care of the less fortunate children on the island. Variety AOM School Aid Programme has pledged to ensure that her legacy lives on in the back to school program, which was the program that was most dear to her.
At the beginning of every school year, the program ensures that children whose parents experience financial difficulties are not disadvantaged by not having the necessary uniforms, bags, shoes and stationery to begin a new school year.
Yellow Bird Hotel is excited to be a part of this initiative which assists in providing assistance to ten (10) local schools that cater to children with special needs. We would like to thank you in advance for your gift of general school supplies that will assist in fostering the minds of these special children on our island.
Please leave the items you brought with our front desk team and we will deliver your donation.
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.