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  • Writer's pictureYashoda Singh


In 2017, over 50 students benefited from our Stationery Drive. With your assistance we can make an even more profound impact on students and their learning experience, especially to families in dire need of assistance with basic school supplies.

Stationery Drive 2018
Stationery Drive 2018

Beneficiaries of our last drive excelled in both community and school work. Accolades must be given to three (3) special children, between ages 5 years to 10 years, who have achieved Grade A’s in their examination, despite all odds.

The Challenge we're Facing

Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and more than 65,000 students enrolled in the free School Feeding Programme, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies.

How you can help

Collect supplies for schools! You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Donate school supplies by contacting any of the organizers of the Stationery Drive at Cashew Gardens (868) 393-3397 or (868) 743-7247 or email This drive will be held on 17 August at our Home Work and Activity Centre, Cashew Gardens, Chaguanas.

We are asking you to assist us with this effort by sending any form of

  • Stationery supplies: spiral notebooks, composition books, blue or black pens, #2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, pencil case, colored markers, crayons, highlighters, dry-erase markers

  • Classroom staples: staplers, staples, rulers, protractors, glue sticks, scissors, tape, calculators

  • School bags: ages 3 years to 16 years

  • Lunch kits: ages 3 years to 16 years

  • White vest or socks: ages 3 years to 16 years

  • School books: Secondary school books, dictionaries (spanish and english). Please contact us for book list.

  • Used books: We are accepting used books to facilitate a book exchange

We are catering for 50 families but any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Highlights from 2017

3 Great Reasons To Help

  • Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.

  • Help teachers by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms so they don’t have to spend money from their own pockets.

  • By providing school supplies, you are supporting students, teachers and your local schools.

It’s Worth Every Penny. You Cannot Put a Price on Our Children’s Education.

- Patrick McGill

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