Picara Pearl Villa & Suites Magens Bay

Pack for a Purpose does not condone visiting orphanages, as this can often lead to negative impacts on children. The accommodation or tour company working with the orphanage will deliver the supplies in a coordinated and respectful way so that the children can benefit from them. Your generosity is not diminished because you do not interact with the children.


Picara Pearl Villa & Suites Magens Bay is proud to support the Nana Baby Children’s Home in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Established in 1989, Nana Baby Children’s Home is an emergency care foster home serving children from birth to age 12. We will gather all contributions and take them to the home.

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


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, *Black and White Composition Notebooks, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Laminated Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software and Tablets

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Board Games, Chess Sets, Connect Four, and Puzzles

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Brushes and Paints

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, and Tennis Balls

First Aid:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Plastic Gloves

New Bras, New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear

Health/Personal Grooming:
*Bars of Soap, *Birth to 5t (Toddler) Diapers, *Combs, *Deodorant, *Hair Brushes, *Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, *Hand Cream, *Sanitary Napkins, *Shampoos, *Toothbrushes, *Toothpaste, and Baby Supplies

Non-Perishable Food:
*Boxed Shelf Milk (like Parmalat Milk)

Books about Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Forks, Small Pruning Shears, Spades and Trowels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of April 3, 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.