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 Brushes and Paints

    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 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, 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 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:
    Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Kits 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 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

    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 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, 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 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, 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 18, 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.