Sandals Foundation and Hasbro Spread Holiday Cheer to Caribbean Children with Safety Protocols This Christmas

Handover of Toys to Golden Grove Primary

The Sandals Foundation continues to spread holiday cheer this year with more than ten thousand children across the Caribbean set to receive brand new toys and games through the foundation’s annual Christmas Toy Drive.

Handover of Toys to the MSJMC

In Antigua & Barbuda, over 700 toys were distributed to all the 3 to 8-year-old students at the Parham, JT Ambrose, Golden Grove, New Winthorpes, Potters, Pigotts, TN Kirnon and Nelvie N. Gore (formerly Willikies) primary schools.

Handover of Toys to the JT Ambrose Primary School

Toys were also donated to the pre-schoolers at Sprout Angel Learning Centre in Gambles. In addition, the 3 to 8-year-old children on the Paediatric Ward at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre were recipients of toys and so, too, were those of the same age range who are a part of the Ministry of Social Transformation’s Board of Guardians.

Handover of Toys to the Board of Guardians

The Toy Drive has been a staple calendar event for more than 10 years through the generous donation from United States toy company, Hasbro and the kind support of Sandals and Beaches Resorts team members, guests, travel agents and partners.

Handover of Toys to the Sprout Angels Learning Centre

While the customary parties will not be held, this year’s approach galvanizes the logistical support of the Salvation Army, police force, schools and local community groups to carefully distribute more than 10,800 toys to children within their programmes and spheres of influence. All while bearing in mind the health and safety protocols of the respective countries.

Handover of Toys to the New Winthorpes Primary School

Heidi Clarke, Executive Director at the Sandals Foundation said in light of the challenges experienced this year, it was critical to maintain a semblance of normalcy, especially during the holidays.

Handover of Toys to the Parham Primary School

“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 toys.”

Handover of Toys to the Nelvie N Gore (formerly Willikies) Primary School

“Our partners, 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.” Clarke said.

Handover of Toys to the TN Kirnon School

Toys are also being delivered in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, Grenada and Barbados.

Handover of Toys to the Potters Primary School

Sandals Foundation:

The Sandals Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was created to continue and to expand upon the philanthropic work that Sandals Resorts International has undertaken.  It is the culmination of close to four decades of dedication to playing a meaningful role in the lives of the communities where we operate across the Caribbean. The Sandals Foundation funds projects in three core areas: education, community and the environment. One hundred percent of the monies contributed by the general public to the Sandals Foundation go directly to programs benefiting the Caribbean community. To learn more about the Sandals Foundation, visit online at or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Handover of Toys to the Pigotts Primary School

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