Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Sandals Foundation: Making a difference in our Caribbean #BeachesMoms

Beaches Social Media on the Sand
Social Media on the Sand starts in less than two weeks! The conference attendees have been busy meeting and greeting on various social media and the what to pack talk has begun.
It is a three-night excursion for me, and I already know that I am checking a bag. Why, you ask? Why would I pay an airline fee to check a bag for three nights? I will tell you: I am packing for a purpose! Not only do the Sandals (and Beaches) brands equal fun and relaxation and pampering in the sun, they also support the Sandals Foundation. They have asked us to pack for a purpose.
The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International and it plays a meaningful role in the lives of communities across the Caribbean - in so many ways.
Adopting schools.
Awarding scholarships.
Training teachers.
Building computer labs.
Supporting infirmaries and children's homes.
Donating books and computers.
Creating marine sanctuaries.
Planting trees. 
Providing access to dental and eye care.

All of these things (and more) are done through the funds, supplies, and manpower donated via the Sandals Foundation.


I am stuffing an extra backpack full of school supplies to take on the trip. Beaches even sent the attendees a backpack to help us in our donation efforts. I will check a small suitcase and use the backpack as carry-on with a simple tote for my other personal belongings. I can even donate the backpack back to the Sandals Foundation once I arrive - I plan to do so!


I love that the BeachesMoms experience allows us to give back on top of all the fun and learning we will do in the gorgeous Turks and Caicos islands.


For more information on the Sandals Foundation, visit SandalsFoundation.org

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