There is no greater sense of joy you can receive than when you give to those in need. The joy and love given to you by those who you serve will fill your hearts forever! We want to encourage you, as a family, to take a few hours out of your vacation to go and give back to those in need in the location you are enjoying
Below are some of our favorites and ones we know will welcome you with open arms. Just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you an up to date “needs” list from the organization you’ll bring supplies to and we will also arrange your visit.
(In Alphabetical Order By Location):
- Holy Cross Anglican School (Ambergris Caye)
Holy Cross Anglican School is an incredible school set up for the poor kids in San Pedro, Belize. For many of our students, the school is a safe place in an uncertain world of broken hopes, parental drug and alcohol abluse and neglect. School is not free in Belize – the government only pays teachers salaries so we need your support to keep our doors open to these kids. Go to www.holycrossbelize.org to find out more.
Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines – SVG)
- Mission Bequia
The Bequia Mission is an entirely voluntary, non‐ profit, non‐denominational charity dedicated to providing social, educational, and medical assistance to individuals and charitable organizations in the small island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), in the eastern Caribbean.
Honduras – Roatan, Utila, & Guanaja (Bay Islands)
- Abundant Life Foundation
Since our beginnings in 2004, the mission at the Abundant Life Foundation (ALF) has been to empower individuals, families and communities to believe in themselves by providing resources that help them help themselves. We strongly adhere to the policy that unconditional charity is not a solution to poverty, but instead creates a dependence upon it.
The projects and initiatives ALF supports, whether for an individual, organization or group, requires that some financial, material or labor contribution be made in order to have “chips in the game.” This builds strength and belief in themselves, and by fighting for what they get, they will defend it more than if it were given to them for free.
- Books for Bonacca Literacy Program
We are a group of residents, visitors, and friends who understand the importance of literacy in children’s lives. We work together to provide reading materials, trainings, and learning activities to the community through the Bonacca Library and Learning Center. If you are reading this website, chances are good that you grew up enjoying a nice selection of children’s literature. Imagine a childhood without access to stories which spark the imagination and inspire. We are on a mission to provide quality children’s literature to the school children of Bonacca.Books for Bonacca reaches out all over the Bay Islands of Honduras. Recently they have joined forces with multiple organizations in the Bay Islands to provide resources and books to schools and libraries on each of the islands.
- Sandy Bay Light House Ministries (Orphanage, Home, and School)
Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries is non-profit, non-denominational, Christian organization that exits to address the needs of the underprivileged people of Roatan by providing a loving, safe shelter for at-risk children; a quality bi-lingual Christian education to prepare children for a secure future; and to facilitate short-term, life-changing ministry opportunities for small groups. Our principal business is operation of a Children’s Home, a Bi-lingual School, and is host to Short Term Mission Teams in Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras. http://sblmroatan.net
- Children of Utila
We are a non-profit organization established to support education and literacy at the public school of Utila. We advocate for the children in several ways: Raise awareness for travelers to bring basic school supplies in their luggage when visiting Utila. We operate a library at the Public School to promote literacy, love of books, and to give the children one-on-one attention. We support teachers by providing a copy machine and supplies for duplication of lesson plans. We equip classrooms with whiteboard markers and other supplies teachers need to do their work.
- Little Yellow School House (Isla Mujeres)
The Little Yellow School House, on Isla Mujeres, provides professional education to children with special needs to include: autism, downs syndrome, physical, learning, emotional, and metal disabilities. LYSH works both with the children to provide a quality education, but also works with the families to help the children develop both educational and life skills.