Pack for a Purpose and Franginpani Join to Help Blowing Point Youth Development Center

Here is a cause that deserves your support. It is a collaboration between Frangipani Beach Resort and Pack For a Purpose. The goal is to help the Blowing Point Youth Development Center.

Pack for a Purpose makes big impacts on the lives of children around the world. It does that with the help of travelers.

How?

Use the available space in your luggage to provide needed supplies. For example, 5 pounds (2.27 kilos) delivers…

  • 400 pencils
  • 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device
  • A stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids

What you bring with you helps the Blowing Point Youth Development Center (BPYDC) to provide after school programs for children, a service that is much-needed in Anguilla.

It bridges the gap between school and home for Anguilla’s youngsters. Staff and volunteers support and guide them, both in academics and life.

The BPYDC depends on the generosity of donors in Anguilla and abroad. Blowing Point was the first location for this type of program. There are now similar ones in the East End (H.O.P.E. Center) and in Island Harbour (Care Center), which Frangipani also hopes to help.

Here’s how the program works…

Visitors to Anguilla donate supplies based what the Center needs. You literally “pack for a purpose.” Simply bring necessary supplies to the hotel.

Click here for Blowing Point’s needs list. Pack what you can and drop it off at Frangipani. They will take it from there.

Pack for a Purpose works like this with hotels and resorts worldwide.. It has been awarded the Global Vision Award by Travel & Leisure. And it is a certified 501(c)(3), so all donations are tax-deductible for American travelers.

For more info, please contact Shannon Kircher at Frangipani Beach Resort (264-497-6442) or by email ( shannon.kircher@frangipaniresort.com ).

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Starting August 29th to September 3rd, the camp runs every Saturday until October 15th and is held at the Adrian T. Hazell Primary School…

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The six person team consisting of Kendall Richardson, Ethan Lloyd, Starlin Rosario, Romero Gumbs, Kadeem Joseph, and Derick Carty brought home the top prize- the gold medal!  Puerto Rico and the rest of the USA were in the competition, but the Anguilla boys brought us back the gold medal.

Anguilla Youth Sailing Team
From Left to Right: Rotary Club of Anguilla, Seymour Hodge; Romero Gumbs; Kadeem Joseph; Derick Carty; Starlin Rosario; Kenny Richardson; Sailing Instructor, Chris Simon; Deputy Premier and Minister for Health & Social Development, BVI, Hon. Dancia Penn Q.C; Rotary Club of Anguilla, Harris Richardson

 

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