Sandals television commercials depicting gorgeous paradises are powerful enough to make anyone yearn for a tropical vacation. As you know Sandals Resorts International features some of the world’s highest rated, all-inclusive resorts throughout Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua and the Bahamas.

However, an image of Sandals you may not see is their deep commitment to giving back to the community. Sandals encourages each employee to volunteer in their own neighborhoods, and the Sandals Foundation is an extension of that philosophy. This philosophy is embodied in their mission statement: “Educating, building and protecting the Caribbean.”

The Sandals Foundation believes in taking care of the islands in which the resorts operate – including poverty, educational underachievement, disaffected youth, health and access to health services, and training and employment of the work force. These issues are addressed with annual donations of over $10 million from Sandals Resorts International, the passion of the Caribbean people, and strong partnerships. The Foundation is currently serving the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

The Sandals Foundation partners with Great Shape! Inc. to sponsor a dental project, eye care project, and literacy project in the areas of Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril.

Sandals Resort International and the foundation graciously provide free housing, meals, and in-country transportation to all Great Shape! volunteers. A wonderful partnership between two dedicated and loving organizations creates a powerful impact!

Learn more about the Sandals Foundation partnership with Great Shape! at or find them on Facebook here