The Grow Well volunteer based charity was established 15 years ago in the Town of Gros Islet, when it emerged that many of the social problems in the area were attributed to an increasing number of youth at risk due to the inadequate social support services. The Centre is a meeting space for workshops, classes and support groups. Grow Well supports the C.A.R.E. (Center for Rehabilitation & Education) Gros Islet School which is housed at the Grow Well Center.
General School Supplies:
Crayons, Erasers, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Stickers
Age Appropriate Story Books, Puzzle Books, and Trivia Books
Age Appropriate Developmental Activities (ages 5 to 16), Children’s Movie DVDs, and Small Gifts and Tokens for Prizes for Competitions (Black Hair Bows, Costume Jewelry Sets, Key Rings, Small Diaries, Small Make-up Sets)
Hot Weather Clothing Items, Pants, Shirts, Short Pants Suits, T-Shirts, and Undergarments (ages 6 to 16, sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL)
Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced
Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Art Paper, and Drawing Pads
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.