Accommodation

Yellow Bird Hotel

Project #1

St. Lawrence Primary School is located at the very entrance of St. Lawrence Gap, an area popular with both locals and visitors to the island. This school serves 215 students ranging from ages 3 through 11 year olds.
The school is currently run by Principal Andrea Cheltenham, who trained and worked overseas and has returned to Barbados to make a difference in the local community.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks

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

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids, Sterile Gauze Pads, Bandages, and Digital Thermometers

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

Project #2

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.

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

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(French and Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

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

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and USB Cables

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

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

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

Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fabric Scissors, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wire Cutters, and Wool

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 22, 2018

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.