Yacht Charter Company

    Charter Yacht Society of the BVI

    Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.

    Project #1

    The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) is a non-profit organization which offers, free of charge, after school and holiday programmes, for youth ages 8-16 yrs.
    Along with inspiring young people to pursue the kinds of learning and experiences that will help them become socially responsible friends, neighbours and citizens, they also offer support to families.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Pencils, Pencil Grips, and Pens

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, Board Books, Noisy Books, and Touch-and-Feel Books

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles, Board Games, Card Games, Video Games (Sports Related for Nintendo or Sony Systems)

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Baseball Gear, Bike Helmets, Jump Ropes, Life Vests, Netball/Basketballs, Snorkeling Gear, Soccer Balls, Tennis Balls, and Volleyballs

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Blu-Tack, Chenille Stems, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Craft Sticks, Foam Shapes, Glitter, Magnetic Tape, Modge Podge, Painting Canvases (Various Sizes), Pom-Poms, Sidewalk Chalk, Stickers, Watercolor Paint Brushes, Wikki Stix, and Velcro

    Project #2

    Family Support Network (FSN) BVI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to aid individuals, couples and families affected by domestic violence.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Pens, Solar Calculators, Tape, and Texas Instrument Calculator (T1-84)

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Board Games, Connect Four, and Puzzles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    Children’s Socks and New Underwear

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Lotion, Multivitamin Tablets, Pampers Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Project #3

    PAW (Promoting Animal Welfare) is a not-for-profit organization established in February 2014 on Tortola, BVI by a group of animal lovers to help improve the living conditions for as many animals as possible within the BVI.
    Their current focus is on cats and dogs with the aim of improving the quality of their lives. Each animal that is selected for the program is tested for common diseases, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. This process therefore not only improves the animal’s individual health, it reduces the chances of spreading disease while humanely decreasing the Island’s stray population.

    Needs

    Medications:
    Comfortis Tablets, Doxycycline (Antibiotics), Drontal or Nemex Dewormer, Flea and Tick Medication, Frontline Plus or Frontline Spray, NexGard for Dogs, and Panacur

    Animal Supplies:
    Dog/Puppy Shampoo, Leads/Collars (New or Gently Used), Puppy Training Pads, and Soft Sided Dog Carriers (Airline Approved)

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 18, 2020

    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.