Variety the Children's Charity of Barbados supports numerous programs and activities for children throughout Barbados. The Variety Future Kids Programme helps special needs and disadvantaged children and the Aunty Olga Memorial School Aid Programme assists hundreds of children from disadvantaged families with school uniforms, books and school supplies. The charity could use jump ropes, basketballs, tennis balls, flash cards, colored pencils, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, small pencil sharpeners, pencils, pens, rulers, markers, chalk, calculators, puzzles, flash drives, arts & crafts supplies and age-appropriate story books. Their offices are located at Harmony Hall, St. Lawrence Main Road, Christ Church, Barbados W.I. The charity's phone number is (246) 428-9258 or (246) 266-9258. Their fax number is (246) 428-9258. For more information, visit their website at: Varietybarbados.org
Island Routes offers Barbados visitors the opportunity to go on a Reading Road Trip and help local school children through their 'Community Routes Program.' Participants will interact with children at a local Barbados school, read a story to a small group of school children ages 3-10 years of age, and help school children improve their listening and comprehension skills. Donations of age-appropriate books to the school's library are warmly welcomed. For more information on this volunteer program, visit: IslandRoutes.com Reading Road Trip
Additional Resources in Barbados:
Pack for a Purpose works with a number of hotels, resorts and accommodations in Barbados to positively impact local organizations and communities. Check out the supply lists and drop off points on their website: PackForaPurpose.org.
ShoreTrips is an operator of tours and cruise shore excursions in locations around the world. The company offers a ShoreTrips GIVE excursion in Barbados. See their website at ShoreTrips.com for more details.