The Landings Resort and Spa’s support for non-profit organisation, Grow Well Inc., continues to be fruitful, as was evident earlier this week.
Last Monday afternoon (September 5), Executive Assistant at The Landings, Kamille Huggins, presented a cheque to Paula St. Luce, President of Grow Well Inc. and a variety of school supplies to Maria Fontenelle, Public Relations Officer of Grow Well Inc. The donated items included notebooks, colouring books, pencils, pens, crayons and backpacks.
“The Landings has been very generous to Grow Well Inc. for many years,” St. Luce said, during the brief presentation held at The Landings. “The children benefit a lot from whatever we get from the guests who often leave contributions with the hotel.”
St. Luce said the resort’s generosity benefits Grow Well Inc.’s remedial reading programme, which is run in collaboration with the Gros Islet Primary School. Girls who have difficulties coping with life skills are also assisted.
The Landings also assists with Grow Well Inc.’s golf programme. In fact, four young golfers will be travelling to Barbados to compete in a golf tournament this month.
“It’s really significant when corporate organisations team up with and support non-profit organisations like ours,” St. Luce stated. “Due to such support, we were able to give over 20 students educational scholarships for the new school year. So I really want to thank the management and staff of The Landings for their annual contributions to Grow Well Inc. We always look forward to partnering with them because they assist us in assisting the young and vulnerable children in our Gros Islet community.”
Meanwhile, Huggins said The Landings is pleased to have partnered with Grow Well Inc. for several years now. Last Monday’s donation, she said, was the second such donation for the year, and stems from a ‘Pack for a Purpose’ programme. Through the programme, guests visiting The Landings are encouraged to pack items for children of school age, including school supplies. The guests give these supplies to the programme coordinator who, in turn, hands them over to Grow Well Inc.
“At The Landings, we also have a charity programme, for which we ask guests to make voluntary contributions,” Huggins noted. “So they would see a small charge on their bill, which they can either accept or decline. That money is used to assist various charities across the island.”
In observance of this year’s Earth Day activities, The Landings partnered with Grow Well Inc. for an important activity. Nearly 10 junior golfers from Grow Well Inc. planted four fruit trees on The Landings property, namely mango, tamarind and lime. The children later named each tree after golf terms: Eagle, Hole in One, Par, and Birdie.
The Landings has also assisted in the establishment of and provision of equipment for an IT centre at Grow Well Inc.
“We’re looking forward to continuing this relationship to ensure that we can play our part,” said Huggins. “This is also our community and we’re not isolated from it. So we try to do our best for the people around us who also support us.”