Mermaid’s Secret – Riverside Retreat


The Orion Academy is an equal opportunity school that is non-religious, non-governmental, and maintains an educational environment that fosters the holistic development of children from ages 11 through 17 years old from diverse nationalities and ethnicity.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Envelopes, Folders, Glue Sticks, Markers, Paper Clips, Plain Printer Paper, and Tape

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

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Watercolor Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks and Printer Cartridges (HP15 & HP12A – Black)

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls and Volleyballs

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 25, 2017

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.