When I travel to the Caribbean in a matter of weeks, I won’t be just wondering what shoes to pack or if I remembered my sunscreen. I’ll also be taking down a suitcase of supplies for Pack for a Purpose.
The Pack for a Purpose Project is part of the Sandals Foundation. Many of you may know about the luxury Sandals Resorts or even visited the family-focused Beaches Resorts, part of the Sandals Family. Though Sandals has and is building all-inclusive resorts (seven so far) in the Caribbean, they always make sure to give back to the communities in which they are located.
Whether is it donating building and hotel supplies, providing food and linens, planting trees, donating computers, training teachers, adopting schools, awarding scholarships, donating books, spaying/neuturing cats and dogs or improving access to dental and eye care, the Sandals Foundation has spent over 30 years providing such support.
I’ll be traveling with school supplies for kids. Everything from rulers and markers to crayons and backpacks. If you live locally, drop off your donation to Kidville Wellesley by 12pm on Wednesday, October 15th. Or if want to put together a box and ship to me by October 15, 2014, to bring down to the Caribbean, please email me at charlene[at]charlenechronicles.com for details.
Some of the supplies that are needed include:
- Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators.
- Reference Materials: (English) Dictionaries
- Flash Cards: (English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
- Wall Charts: (English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
- Text/Reading Books: (English) Age Appropriate Story Books
- Art Supplies: Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes
- Computer Hardware/Software: Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, and USB Cables
- Educational Games/Toys: Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys Music Instruments: Cymbals and Recorders
- Sports/Outdoor Activity: Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Tennis Balls
- Clothing/Shoes: New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
- First Aid/Health: Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids