Joy to all! Sandals Foundation spreads cheer across the Caribbean

More than one hundred Christmas Treats are being hosted by the Sandals Foundation across the Caribbean to celebrate the holiday season and bring a cheerful end to the year.

The boys from Haddo Primary School show off their toys delivered during a Sandals Foundation sponsored Christmas Treat at their school. Sharing in the moment is Santa Claus and Elves from Sandals South Coast.

Approximately 10,820 children from across the seven countries in which Sandals Resorts International operates have been enjoying a series of entertainment filled concerts with meals and treats, appearances from the famed Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and his elves delivering brand new toys thanks to generous donation from United States toy company, Hasbro.

These happy little students at Bluefields Basic School show off their toys delivered during a Sandals Foundation sponsored Christmas Treat at their school. Sharing in the moment is Santa Claus and Elves from Sandals South Coast.?

Here in Jamaica, all Sandals and Beaches Resorts have coordinated events for students in and around the communities of Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril and Whitehouse.

Students at Broughton Primary school pause for a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus during recent Christmas Treat at their school sponsored by the Sandals Foundation.

The Christmas Treats have been a staple calendar event for the last 10 years, made possible through the kind support of Sandals and Beaches Resorts team members, guests, travel agents and incredible partners.

These little girls from Kings Primary and Infant are picture-perfect with the toys they received from Santa during a Sandals Foundation sponsored Christmas Treat at their school.

Heidi Clarke, Executive Director at the Sandals Foundation says this year’s events hold even more significance as the Foundation celebrates its 10 year anniversary.

“Every year we are incredibly grateful to our partners, guests and team members who volunteer their time to wrap gifts, prepare meals and coordinate one of a kind events for the children. It is truly this sustained support that make our work to improve the lives of the Caribbean children and people possible.”

In addition to all the wonderful Christmas Treats in various schools across the region, the Sandals Foundation is ensuring that the joy of the season also resonates with the elderly and homeless through various Christmas Luncheons and dinners throughout the season. Here, Ambassadors from Sandals South Coast are all smiles as they share lunches for the homeless at the St. Elizabeth Poor Relief Drop Off in Black River last week Friday. Lending her support to the team is Councillor Withney Smith who also chairs the Poor Relief Committee for the area.

Treats are currently being hosted in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada and Barbados.