I can’t believe it! My trip to Turks & Caicos to attend the Social Media On The Sand conference is almost here! In just a few days I will be among many fantastic bloggers at a gorgeous resort learning, photographing, discussing, and enjoying all the experiences that Beaches Resort, Turks & Caicos has to offer. Already, this opportunity has allowed me to connect with other attendees and some powerful brands. One of the highlights of attending Social Media On The Sand is to learn about the philanthropic organization, The Sandals Foundation.
Through the Pack For A Purpose initiative, all of the Social Media On The Sand (#BeachesMoms) bloggers are able to give back. The Sandals Foundation provided us all with a backpack that we may stuff full of school supplies which will be donated to Caribbean schools. The Sandals Foundation currently has 26 adopted schools in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, The Bahamas and The Turks & Caicos Islands and Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort is a Pack For A Purpose donation location. The supplies will go to schools in need, helping the students to flourish as they continue their quests for knowledge. I went a little crazy in the school supplies section but it’s for such a good cause, I couldn’t help myself.
The Sandals Foundation is an all-encompassing organization touching lives and investing in sustainability throughout the Caribbean under the headings of Community, Education, and Environment. They believe that things can be better, and they want to make them better.
- In five years, The Sandals Foundation has some impressive and news-worthy accomplishments.
- More than EC$16,000 to the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre for the continuance of its educational support program.
- $8 million in community and healthcare facilities.
- Over US$467,000 to support Jamaica’s early childhood sector.
- US$20,000 to the Ranfurly Children’s Home in the Bahamas.
- Over 8,000 pounds of trash removed from coastal environments.
The list of accomplishments goes on and on and on. It is truly amazing what this organization has been able to accomplish for Community, Education, and Environment in our Caribbean.
Thank you, The Sandals Foundation, for allowing me to give back in such a simple way. Thank you for introducing the #BeachesMoms to Pack For A Purpose, and for all that you have done in our beautiful Caribbean.
Would you like to help? If you are traveling soon, consider Pack For a Purpose; you can visit the website and search for a drop-off location for your destination. There are over 50 locations in the Caribbean and locations throughout the world – on five continents!