Accommodation

    3 Rivers Eco Lodge

    Project #1

    Our Eco Lodge aims to provide books, and other education materials to our nearby government schools, The Morne Jaune Primary School and The Grand Fond Preschool and Primary School, and the less fortunate children in our local community. These schools serve around 200 children.

    The headteacher of the school has come up with an ingenious educational way of distributing the Pack for a Purpose donations. All donations are given a points value; and children earn points based on work and behavior. They can choose to use their points immediately for low value items, or save for higher value goods. This teaches them how to budget and save, as well as learning to appreciate your generous donations.

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

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, *Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, *Glue Sticks, Markers, *Masking Tape, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, *Scotch Tape, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights

    Reference Materials:
    (English, in French, and Creole) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English, in French, and Creole) Alphabet and Math

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

    Text/Reading Books:
    Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Language/Grammar, Math, and *Readers for Boys

    Art Supplies:
    *Acrylic Brushes and Paints, *Beads for Bead Work, *Craft Glue, *Scissors, *Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    *Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Mobile Phones, Printers, *Solar-Powered Working Laptops, *Tablets, USB Cables, and *Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Chess Sets, *Puzzle Books, *Puzzles,*Scrabble, and *Word Search

    Music Instruments:
    Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, and *First Aid Kit Items (Adhesive Tape, Alcohol Swabs, Antiseptic Wipes, Betaoline Gauze, Box Gloves, Calamine Lotion, Disposable Instant Cold Packs, Elastic Bandages, Eye Patches, Hand Sanitizer, Hydrocortisone Cream, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, Penlights and Extra Batteries, Safety Pins, Saline Eyedrops, Soap, Sharp Scissors, Splints, Sterile Gauze Pads of Different Sizes, Thermometers, Triangular Bandages, and Tweezers)

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

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups and Plates, Pots, and Serving Spoons

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, and Trowels

    Project #2

    Our Eco Lodge also supports the Castle Bruce Secondary School which is the nearest secondary school for children graduating from our local village Grand Fond School. It is located on the south east region of the island. The school serves 500 children from ages 11 through 16 years old.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

    Reference Materials:
    (English, French) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

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

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

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Tablets, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Chess Sets

    Music Instruments:
    Recorders and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Shoes

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

    Gardening:
    Books about Gardening and Gardening Gloves

    Project #3

    3 Rivers Eco Lodge supports the Grand Fond Village school library and aims to provide as many books as possible both for the children and the adults in the village.

    Needs

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English and French) Adults’ and Children’s Books

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 21, 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.