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    Project #1

    In March 2017, the Victoria Public Library on Grand Turk suffered a devastating fire. This project hopes to replenish the books and other materials for the 4,000 residents of the islands who use the library.

    Needs

    Books:
    Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction (‘How-To Books’; Biographies; Books to Inspire, Educate, Open Minds, Help with Enterprise Development, etc.), Arts and Recreation, Children’s Storybooks, Early Childhood Development, General Works, Computer Science and Information, History and Geography, Language, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Literature, Parenting, Philosophy and Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, Young Readers and Teenage Fiction

    Project #2

    The Eliza Simon’s Primary School is one of two government schools on the island of Grand Turk. It was established in 1970 and throughout the years has been successful at developing the physical, psychological, and interpersonal skills of students from the ages of 4 through 11 years old. The Eliza Simon’s School currently accommodates 243 students whom we are eager to mold into model citizens.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Hard-Cover Notebooks, and Chart Paper

    Wall Charts:
    Language, Math, World Maps, Motivational, Food, Animals, Money, and Days/Months

    Text/Reading Books:
    Age-Appropriate Story Books

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Glue, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Coloring Books, Glitter, Mounting Tape, and Motivational Stickers

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Educational Software and Educational CD-ROMS/DVDs

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, Hand Puppets, Play-Doh, and Jigsaw Puzzles

    First Aid/Health:
    First-Aid Kits, Sanitizing Wipes, and Pouches

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 17, 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.