Accommodation

    Sandals Barbados 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. Additionally, The Sandals Foundation has funded key programs for Jabez House, a safe haven for female sexworkers, to develop the required life skills to carve a new professional path.

    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

    Assessment of Christ Church Girls Primary School, founded in 1928, serves 643 students from ages 3 through 11 years old. Donations 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, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, 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, Science, and World Maps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Project #2

    Milton Lynch Primary, an all-boys school, was founded in 1896 and currently serves 478 students from ages 3 through 11 years old. When you bring supplies from the requested list below, they will also be used to support the Reading Road Trip program. The Reading Road Trip is a program in which guests are encouraged to read and interact with the students and take part in exciting activities that match with 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, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

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

    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, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Tambourines

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, 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, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Project #3

    Vauxhall Primary School, founded in 1976, serves 403 students from ages 3 through 11 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, and Rulers

    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 Brushes and Paints

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

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

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

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, 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, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Project #4

    The St. Lawrence Primary is located St. Lawrence Christ Church Barbados and serves a total of 242 children between the ages of 3 through 11 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, 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, Science, and World Maps

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

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

    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, 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, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers

    Project #5

    In Barbados, Jabez House, a non-profit partner of Sandals Foundation serves as a haven of hope and empowerment for female sex workers, facilitating their transition from the sex industry through educational and vocational training.

    As the women of Jabez House carefully map the road to their new lives, lowered earning power can prevent them from adequately meeting their basic needs. Your donation of feminine products on your next trip can eliminate one more barrier.

    Needs

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Hand Sanitizer, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, and Unscented Soap

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of July 6, 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.