PRESS RELEASE – SANDALS Saint Lucia team members were on the road throughout the month of December delivering toys and Christmas treats to children in schools across the island. Over 1400 children from Balata Government School, Roseau Combined School, Gros Islet Infant School, Marchand Combined School, Dennery Combined School and children who attend the after-school care programme at the Saint Lucia Crisis Centre received an unexpected visit from Santa, who went well-equipped with assistance from Sandals Team Members with lots of gifts and goodies ahead of the holiday season for distribution.
This is part of the ongoing Sandals Foundation programme of promise to children across the Caribbean where Sandals operates, in an attempt to change communities, one child at a time. While many children have the economic support of their parents and guardians, many others do not have this level of assistance. They, therefore, depend on organisations like Sandals, which meet the need year after year, working alongside organisations like Rotary, Red Cross and Salvation Army, to get deep into communities that are most in need of help.
Sandals Resorts continue to support the annual Boxing Day lunch programme that has been spearheaded by the Salvation Army Saint Lucia Chapter for many years. In addition to the daily feeding programme, this event has become a staple on the Christmas calendar and this year over 100 people were entertained with music and food at the newly-renovated Castries City Hall.
Sandals takes this opportunity to thank all of its partners who contribute to the elevation of the quality of life of people in communities island-wide, and to the dedicated team members, who assist in the process every day.