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 May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Picara Pearl Villa & Suites Magens Bay

    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.