PLEASE CONSIDER MATCHING THE $2 PER NIGHT CHARITABLE DONATION NEXT TIME YOU STAY WITH US
We are thrilled to announce the Travel With Purpose charity program. Since 2019, The Placencia Resort has donated $2 BZD for every reservation, every night to a worthy local philanthropic organization. If you are staying at The Placencia Resort in the coming months, we invite you to take a look at the charities we will be working with and ask you to match our donations during your stay.
JANUARY: Hosanna house
Located in Valley Community, Stann Creek District, Belize, Hosanna House is a children’s home operated by Here’s Hope Ministries. At any given time, it is home to anywhere from 15 – 25 children ranging from infant to young adult. The home provides food, clothing, shelter and education to its residents and prepares them to become a productive and independent adult. With your help, we raised $1,488 BZD in the month of January.
FEBRUARY: marla’s house of hope
Named in memory of Dr. Marla Holder, Marla’s House of Hope opened its doors in 1998 in Belmopan City, Cayo District, Belize. It is currently home to 20 young ladies who have been placed in Marla’s care by the Department of Human Services. With your help, we raised $2,361 BZD in the month of February.
MARCH: seine bight’s group
The Seine Bight Women’s Group continues to be active in their local community spearheading numerous worthwhile initiatives. Two such projects are the completion of the Health Center to be staffed by a full-time nurse and the conversion of the old water reservoir into a Cultural Museum. With your help, we raised $2,380 BZD in the month of March.
APRIL: st alphonsus r.c. school
St. Alphonsus annually enrolls over 350 children which as you can imagine creates quite a strain on the school’s meagre resources. Funds donated to the school in the past have been used to replace doors, white boards and student chairs. Much more is still needed however. With your help, we raised $2,540 BZD in the month of April.
MAY: fragments of hope
Fragments of Hope is located on the Placencia Peninsula. Their focus is the restoration of coral reef habitats and advocacy for the sustainable management of associated habitats.
For the past 4 years Group Hug volunteers have packed and distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to 200+ students. In 2019, they’re hoping to surpass 240 which they accomplished in 2018.
JULY: cayo deaf institute
The Cayo Deaf Education and Farm Institute more commonly referred to as the Cayo Deaf Institute is a boarding school in the Cayo District for deaf children from across Belize.
AUGUST: dara’s feeding program
For over 10 years, Joel “Dara” Robinson has been making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of children in the Belize City area by conducting a feeding program out of his yard. On any given day, over 40 children can be found having lunch on Dara’s yard.
SEPTEMBER: Sister cecelia home for the elderly
Sister Cecelia’s provides care for the elderly with a current capacity that stands at 53.
OCTOBER: seine bight village council
The village of Seine Bight is located on the Placencia Peninsula approximately 2 ½ miles south of Maya Beach. Home to about 1,000 inhabitants, this tiny village plays a major role in keeping the culture of the Garinagu alive particularly through its annual Garifuna Settlement Day festivities each November.
NOVEMBER: peninsula christmas toy drive
This group of selfless volunteers conducts an annual toy drive to obtain toys for underprivileged children on the Placencia Peninsula.
DECEMBER: st. john’s anglican memorial school
Although Anglican by denomination, St. John’s has opened its doors to children of all faiths. Founded in September of 2009, it currently has an enrollment of 42 children and is located in Placencia Village.