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.
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.
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.