SANDALS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services, Philanthropy, Economic Development

Location: 4950 SW 72nd Ave. Miami FL 33155 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: children, families, and the environment
Programs: numerous humans service and sustainability projects focusing on three primary areas: education, health, and the environment.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I run Junior Achievement Jamaica and for the past few years The Sandals Foundation has stood tall in supporting persons with disabilities. They have helped us launch the deaf and hard of hearing program to all deaf schools in Jamaica. The Sandals Foundation has leveraged there access to hotel facilities to host teacher trainings, create Jamaican-Sign-Language (JSL) materials and expose the Deaf and Hard of Hearing young adults to internship opportunities.

Junior Achievement Jamaica uses the Sandals Foundation as an example for others to follow. With its broad reach the Foundation is not just a great organization, it is also a good organization. We are proud to be affiliated.


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Rating: 5 stars  

What an excellent Foundation. They are touching all aspects of life in the Caribbean. From schooling, to job training, to medicine, to social activities. I had the chance first hand to see all of their various programs and I was blown away. They are really putting in work, and are taking on an enormous amount of responsibility, that would typically be handled by governments. Keep up the good work Sandals Foundation!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sandals Foundation has played a significant role in the Flanker Resource Centre. They have help the centre growth tremendously to help the citizens of the community. They help us to seek funding, assistance with back to school, literacy programme etc. You have motivate us to stay strong even in difficulty circumstance. We want to say thank yous sandals Foundation and we are happy you are on board to continue this journey with us. We wish the Foundation all the best in it's endeavors and continue with the good work because there are many smiles out there because of you.

Thank you again

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Rating: 5 stars  

January 2014 my husband and I stayed at Sandals Montego Bay and attended the Reading Road trip Sandals Foundation day trip. It was amazing, a fantastic day that benefited the children, teachers and more so my husband and myself. We are going back the end of this year and will be bringing supplies for the school (though the school will be closed for the Christmas Holiday). I am planning on staying an active participant with the Sandals Foundation. I can't say enough positive things about Sandals and their great foundations at each of their locations. With 100% of the donations going to help each individual foundation it is a pleasure to donate and experience personally the happiness and joy that each location brings.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios with a group and we all decided to do The Reading Road Trip in which all proceeds go to The Sandals Foundation. That was the most rewarding experience we all could agree. The look on the kids faces were enough to win me over to donate to the Foundation. Now every year when we go to Sandals we take supplies and book The Reading Road Trip. What a great program.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sandals Foundation is the epitome of the Sandals' philosophy of exceeding expectations because they do, every day. As a consultant for Sandals Resorts, I had the pleasure of working with the Foundation in Grenada through their Reading Road Trip program and most recently in Jamaica, where I worked on summer prep with teens getting ready to enter high school. These were magnificent opportunities to get involved in places that have given so much to me. I am proud of the Foundation. Their consistent support of the local communities where Sandals Resorts operates in the Caribbean is a best example of the vital role tourism can and must play in improving the lives of people in the region. Thank you AS and HC for all you do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Giving to the Sandals Foundation where 100% of my donation goes to help fund the sandals Foundation projects and programs was an important part of my decision to give to this foundation. Over the years the Sandals Foundation has proven that they are dedicated to the community, education and environment in the caribbean islands. Their leadership has been an inspiration to me to become a Sandals Foundation volunteer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2008 feels like yesterday when I heard Adam Stewart announce the creation of the Sandals Foundation and his commitment that no administration costs would be paid by donations. 100% of all donations would go to the Sandals Foundation programs and projects and that donors could ask for their money to go to their desires. Adam then appointed Heidi Clarke as the Director of the Sandals Foundation who leads by example. I have been honored to witness all the Foundation accomplishments in the past five years. Every year knowledge and volunteer participation has grown and continues to help put smiles in our hearts. Sandals and Beaches resorts have become a household name and I project that the Sandals Foundation will become a household name soon. I am looking forward to the next five years working with the Sandals Foundation.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sandals Foundation approached the PACE Foundation to see how they could help us. This was about 3 years ago. We are a Foundation that supports the PACE Programme in the Bahamas. The PACE Programme has been in existence for about 45 years and seeks to ensure that teenage mothers continue their education by completing high school and helps to educate these young parents about birth control and how to care for themselves and their babies. The Programme also reaches out to parents, male and female teenagers to educate them about the risks of unprotected sex. A consistent theme is "Parents need to educate their children about sex." The Sandals Foundation has directly donated computers and other gifts for the use of the school and has thus far raised $76,500 towards the renovation of a building purchased by the PACE Foundation to be a permanent school site for the PACE Programme. They provide the level of support that we could have only imagined previously and help to bring other partners along. Please support the work of the Sandals Foundation. They are changing lives everyday.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with the Great Shape! Inc. 1000 Smiles humanitarian project since 2007 that Sandals sponcers and now it is their Foundation that is continuing it, and because of it, it has become the WORLDS LARGEST humanitarian dental project! There is also 2 other projects they do, Superkids, a literacy project in the schools and an eye care program, both much needed and well received. I am so proud to be a small part of it, as from the first time I went to Jamaica I fell in love with the people and the island! Thank you Sandals!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Sandals Foundation has contributed as a sponsor and partner of our annual Medical Mission to Jamaica every year and has been a cornerstone to our contributions to the needs of the underprivileged regions in Jamaica.

For many years, with Sandals support, we were able to bring physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists and many other medical professions to provide care to those in need. They have supported us time and time again by providing lodging services, banquets, and various other contributions.

We sincerely thank the Sandals Foundation for their continued partnership over the years. We truly appreciate your assistance.

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