Island Routes Caribbean Adventures
Bellevue Primary and Junior High, and Ochos Rios Primary School serve over 1,650 students from ages 6 through 15 years old. These schools are in dire need of supplies to assist both students and teachers in the learning process.
General School Supplies:
*Book Bags, *Chalk, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, *Crayons, *Dry-Erase Markers, *Erasers, *Glue Sticks, *Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, *Pencils, *Pencil Cases/Bags, *Pens, and *Rulers
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, USB Cables, and Working Laptops
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Harmonicas, Kazoos, and Recorders
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
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.