Accommodation

    Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

    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

    Antigua Girls High School serves 595 children from ages 12 through 17 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

    Text/Reading Books:
    Age Appropriate Story Books

    Flash Cards:
    Alphabet and Math

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

    Art Supplies:
    Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

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

    Educational Games/Toys:
    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

    First Aid/Health:
    Band-Aids

    Project #2

    Cedar Grove Primary School, The Green Bay Primary School, and Parham Primary School serves 547 children from ages 4 through 13 years old.

    Needs

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

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Music Instruments:
    Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Tambourines

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls and Whistles

    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, and Scissors

    Project #3

    The Victory Centre serves 17 children from ages 5 through 18 years old.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Music Instruments:
    Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Tambourines

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

    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 Staplers

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of November 16, 2020

    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.