Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Sandals Foundation has positively impacted nearly a million people across the Caribbean, dedicating itself to education, the environment and engaging local communities.
The Sandals Foundation has invested in sustainable projects that improve schools and build capacity in the education system, restore and conserve marine wildlife and help marginalized people transform their lives through training and other community development programs.
To date, the Foundation has raised $11,182,955, impacting well over 850,000 people in the region, with the overall dollar amount of projects and programs implemented valued at over 58 million dollars.
Over the next decade, the Foundation is planning to double down on protecting the Caribbean ecosystem and bringing its 14,000 employees and customers together to support over 120 projects and programs annually across Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Turks & Caicos.
“Our goal has always been simple—to unite the Caribbean region, elevate its people, and protect its delicate ecosystem—and I am so proud of how far we’ve come in our first decade,” said Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International and president of the Sandals Foundation, in press materials. “To build on our momentum and bring even more awareness to importance of supporting the Caribbean, we are tapping into the power of social media to launch a campaign to galvanize the world to join in our efforts.”
Called #FaceTheCaribbean, guests across the company’s 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts will have the opportunity to change the face of the Caribbean for generations to come—whether they choose to donate in support of a particular project, participate in the Pack for a Purpose program and bring needed supplies to local schools, purchase merchandise and items from Caribbean Artisan Collections available in the Sandals and Beaches Resort Shops or get hands on through unique voluntourism excursions, such as the Reading Road Trip, that take them directly into local communities.
For more information on the Sandals Foundation, including how to donate to any of its programs and projects, visit sandalsfoundation.org. To view the Foundation’s latest annual report, please visit sandalsfoundation.org/Sandals-Foundation-201-Annual-Report.pdf.