Accommodation

    Calabash, Grenada

    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 Bel Air Children’s Home was built to accommodate up to 20 babies and toddlers in the nursery and 20 adolescent girls in individual cubicles on the upper floor. The day to day running of the home is carried out by the Home Manager and twenty other staff. The children are from a background of neglect, physical or sexual abuse, or abandonment. Their care is centered on personal development and personal tutoring based on each child’s capabilities. There is a pre school for the older children from the nursery which helps with Early Childhood Development. Corporal punishment is not permitted. The Friends of Bel Air (Grenada) is registered with the Charity Commission in the UK.

    Project #2

    The Queen Elizabeth Home supports children of all ages who are orphaned or in need of care. Currently there are 25 children, who are given food and lodging, taken to and from school and provided with daily extra-curricular activities. While some children are placed temporarily until a family can be found for adoption, the Home’s eventual aim is to integrate the children in its care into the wider Grenadian community.

    Project #3

    The Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled, located in Grenada is a home for the physically and mentally challenged. It has accommodation for 36 people from ages 5 through 50 years old. It was founded 45 years ago by Ms. Dorothy Hopkin and relies on donations from local businesses, government help, private Grenadian citizens both locally and overseas. The expatriate community volunteers.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of August 2, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.