Bay Tree Villa

    Project #1

    The Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs is a privately funded, not for profit, institution administered by a local Board of Directors and is reliant on donations and fundraising in order to offer the students a wonderful learning environment. The Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs provides a nurturing and learning environment for 30 students living in Bequia from the ages 5 through 20 years old. These children exhibit learning issues caused by a variety of physical, behavioral or mental challenges.

    The school provides work related and life skills which allows opportunities for students to contribute at home and in their own community.

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


    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pens, *Refillable White Board Markers, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Basic Science, Math, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body and Science

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, *Fabric Paint, *Markers, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printer Cartridges (HP 21 and HP 22) and USB Cables

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Age Appropriate Board Games and Puzzles

    Music Instruments:
    Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, and Triangles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids and Large and Diapers (Large or Extra Large)

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

    Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Deodorant, and Toothbrushes

    Project #2

    Friends of Bequia Hospital, was was set up in 2013 to improve medical care on Bequia and supports the 3 medical facilities in Bequia: Bequia Hospital, Port Elizabeth Clinic, and Paget Farm Clinic.

    The first priority is to ensure that medication, frontline supplies and consumables are available to meet the ongoing needs of the people of Bequia. The ultimate goal of FOBH is to offer a centre of medical excellence, improving medical equipment and preventing the need for Bequia residents to travel to the island of St Vincent for medical care.

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


    General Medical:
    *Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, *Band-Aids, *Disposable Gloves, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Respiratory Masks, Small Scissors, and Tweezers

    Dressings, Surgical Gloves, and Swabs

    5 ml Syringes, 10 ml Syringes, and 20 ml Syringes

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Bars of Soap, Plastic Gloves, and Sanitary Napkins

    Alcohol Gel and Antibacterial Ointment

    *Bed Linens, *Hospital Patient Gowns, *Pillows, and *Towels

    Office Supplies:
    Pencils and Pens

    Project #3

    Bequia Animal Protection Alliance (BAPA) is a non-profit organization that has been created in response to the growing number of stray dogs in Bequia. BAPA is dedicated to preventing cruelty and replacing it with kindness to all animals. They provide medical care to animals in need and subsidizing veterinary care to low income families.

    BAPA conducts ongoing spay/neuter and vaccination campaigns, treats medical conditions, administers emergency/first aid care, facilitates animal adoption and conducts public education programs. A weekly animal clinic/education center is held by Dr Eric Audain in Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


    General Medical:
    Gauze, Needles, and Paper Hand Towels

    Crepe Bandages and Surgical Gloves

    5 and 10 ml Syringes

    Animal Food:
    Dog Food and Dog Snacks

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 25, 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.