Accommodation

Sandals LaSource Grenada

The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, supports education for those in need through its Adopted Schools Program across the Caribbean. From providing teaching training, supplies, and needed equipment to assisting with basic maintenance and building upgrades, The Sandals Foundation seeks to bring these schools to better standards so young minds can flourish.

Guests may also get involved and give back while on vacation with the Reading Road Trip through Island Routes. Through this voluntourism initiative, visitors can volunteer (for a nominal fee which includes the cost of round trip transportation) 2 hours of their time at one of The Sandals Foundation's adopted schools and interact with children and help them with their literacy skills.

We ask that guests give their donated items to our front desks. We do this to ensure that the items are distributed to many schools in the respective regions and not just the schools that have the Reading Road Trip.

Project #1

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School serves 263 kindergarten and primary students from ages 3 through 11 years old. The Sandals Foundation partnership with PfaP and Island Routes makes it possible for guests to participate in the Reading Road Trip program. This program provides guests with the opportunity to read and interact with the students, engaging in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Age Appropriate Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, Solar-Powered Working Laptops, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, and Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment

Project #2

Calliste Government School is a primary and secondary school and serves 291 students.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Protractors, and Solar Calculators

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books

Computer Hardware/Software:
Age Appropriate Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, USB Cables, and Working Laptops

Music Instruments:
Guiros, Harmonicas/Kazoos, and Maracas

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #3

St. Peter’s RC Primary School, located in the Caribbean’s Spice Island, serves 306 students from ages 3 through 12 years old. Donations also support a Reading Road Trip program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum, which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Recorders, and Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

Project #4

St. Andrew’s Anglican Primary School, located in the Spice Capital of the Caribbean, serves 414 students from ages 4 through 14 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Recorders, and Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

Project #5

Chantimelle RC School is a primary school serving 88 students from ages 3 through 11 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-ruled Paper

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Recorders, and Tambourines

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Scissors, and Solar Calculators

Project #6

The Non Pareil Pre School is located on the Spice Island of the Caribbean. This school serves children from ages 3 through 6 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age-Appropriate Story Books

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Recorders, and Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, and Scissors

Project #7

St.Theresa’s RC School serves 124 children from the ages 3 through 14 years old. Donations also support Reading Road Trip, a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match the school’s curriculum which includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Solar Calculators, and Solar Lantern Lights

Reference Materials:
(English)Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English)Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English)Human Body, Language, Math, and Science

Text/Reading Books:
(English)Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, and Health

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Craft Glue, Sewing Needles, Thread, and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Computer Hardware/Software:
Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Tablets, and Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Recorders, and Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Office Supplies:
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.