Family Support Network BVI is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to aid individuals, couples, and families affected by domestic violence. The organization has reached over 450 people on the island.
General School Supplies:
New Bras and Underwear and New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Non-Perishable Food Items:
Canned Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Pasta and Soups, *Corned Beef, Milk, Sardines, Sausages, *Spam, Tomato Paste, Tomato Sauce, and *Tuna Fish
Antibiotic Ointments, *Baby Wipes, Band-Aids, *Bars of Soap, Combs, *Deodorant, *Diapers, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, *Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, and *Washing Powder
YEP BVI aims at inspiring 350 young people to pursue the kinds of learning and experiences that will help them become socially responsible friends, neighbors and citizens.
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, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-Ruled Paper
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys, and Puzzles
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects: Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles, Sewing Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wire Cutters, Wool, and Zippers
Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel
The Humane Society of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was established in 1975 with the following aims and objectives, as per the original constitution:
• To promote the welfare of all animals in the Territory of the British Virgin Islands
• To ensure kindness and consideration in the handling of all livestock and domestic pets
• The preservation of wildlife in the Territory
• To prevent or suppress cruelty in any form
Alcohol Gel, Alcohol Swabs, Alcohol (70%), First Aid Kits, Gauze, Hot Water Bottles, Ice/Cold Pack, Paper Hand Towels, Respiratory Masks, and Scissors
5 ml, 10 ml, and 20ml Syringes
Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Cat Food and Snacks, Dog Food and Snacks, and Hill A/D Cat Food
Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers and Crates, Chew Toys, Collars, Dog Carriers and Crates (All Sizes), Dog Gates, Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Pet Shampoo and Conditioners, Rugs, Small Plastic Swimming Pools, and Water Bottles
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.
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.