Every year, thousands of people around the world gather for International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day to help keep our ocean’s clean and healthy. Dedicated to environmental preservation, the Sandals Foundation took part in this year’s cleanup activities on the islands of Jamaica and the Bahamas, collecting over 8,000 pounds of garbage thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers. Both team and community members from nearby local Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts gathered September 21, 2013, for a fulfilling day of hard work.
Started by the Ocean Conservancy in Texas, ICC is the largest one day volunteer event in the world with more than 100 countries participating every year. Last week, just over 400 volunteers at Sandals Foundation sites teamed up, filling hundreds of bags with items washed ashore such as plastic and glass bottles, clothes, household items, sandbags and car batteries. Through this annual event, the Ocean Conservancy hopes to spread awareness and encourage everyone to stop trash at the source, a mission the Sandals Foundation fully supports.
As the philanthropic arm for Sandals Resorts International, the Sandals Foundations commits itself to improving the lives of people in the Caribbean and preserving its natural surroundings through projects in education, environment and community. 100% of your donations to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programs benefitting the Caribbean community. There are even ways to get involved on your next Luxury Included® Vacation at Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts through off-site activities like the Reading Road Trip, offering you the chance to visit a local school to read and spend quality time interacting with schoolchildren. To find more, visit the organization on the web.