The Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Donate Toys & Games To Over 10,000 Caribbean Children
Students in Jamaica showcase their toys received through the Sandals Foundation Christmas Toy Drive. More than 10,000 toys will be distributed across the Caribbean.
Sandals Resorts has teamed up with Hasbro to host the Sandals Foundation's annual Christmas Toy Drive. Through donations, this event will give more than 10,000 children new toys and games. Shipments of toys have been delivered in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada and Barbados.
Usually the gifts are given to children during a series of events, but this year the foundation is asking The Salvation Army, police force, schools and local community groups to carefully distribute the 10,800 gifts across the Caribbean - all while bearing in mind the health and safety protocols of the respective countries.
Heidi Clarke, Executive Director at the Sandals Foundation, explained that in light of the challenges experienced this year, it was critical to maintain a semblance of normalcy, particularly during the holidays.
“Christmas is a magical time for children and this year should be no different. Because it has been such a tough time for families across the Caribbean, it was even more important for us to do what we could to help bring joy and, of course, a sense of hope through the delivery of these gifts.”
“Our invaluable partners at Hasbro,” Clarke continued, “have been truly supportive of our mission and we are pleased that we have been able to find a way to get these toys safely in the hands of some of our most deserving children.”
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