Accommodation

Grand Pineapple Beach Resort

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

Whitehall Basic & Prepartory School serves 135 children from ages 3 through 12 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

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

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

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet and Math

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #2

Mount Airy All Age School serves 650 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books

Wall Charts:
Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Flash Cards:
(English) Word and Math

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

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #3

Happy Hearts Early Childhood Institution and West End Early Childhood Pre School serves 215 children from ages 3 through 6 years old.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Dry – Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, Laminating Pouches, and Award Certificates

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

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

Art Supplies:
Craft Glue, Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints and Brushes

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, World Maps, and Indian, Chinese African and European Charts

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math and Word

Computer Hardware/Software:
Educational Software, CDs, CD Players, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, and Printers

Educational Games/Toys:
Connect Four and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Music Instruments:
Tambourines and Triangles

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Soccer Balls, and Tennis Balls

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment and Band-Aids

Project #4

The Cave Valley Primary is located in March Town Negril and serves a total of 305 children between the ages of 6 through 13 years of age. The supplies you bring also support a Reading Road Trip programme in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and do exciting activities that match with the school’s curriculum, that includes music, language, and computer lessons.

Needs

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

Reference Materials:
(English & Spanish) Dictionaries

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

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

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

Art Supplies:
Acrylic Paints and Brushes, Buttons, Craft Scissors, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints and Brushes, Cotton Wool, Glitters and Stencils

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

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

Music Instruments:
Cymbals, Maracas, Tambourines, Triangles, and CD Players

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

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

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, Gloves, Bandage and Cotton

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.