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.
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
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.
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
Language, Math, World Maps, Motivational, Food, Animals, Money, and Days/Months
Age-Appropriate Story Books
Craft Glue, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Coloring Books, Glitter, Mounting Tape, and Motivational Stickers
Educational Software and Educational CD-ROMS/DVDs
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, Hand Puppets, Play-Doh, and Jigsaw Puzzles
First-Aid Kits, Sanitizing Wipes, and Pouches
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.