Every year offers an opportunity for new beginnings, and in 2017, our team at The Somerset has opted to increase our focus on the community, environment and responsible travel. Further, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Pack for a Purpose.
Pack for a Purpose
Pack for a Purpose is an initiative that allows travelers, like you, to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take requested supplies for locals in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.
At The Somerset, we partner with the Edward Gartland Youth Centre. Located on Providenciales, this non-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of local youths. This center is a safe haven where adolescents can build life, leadership and social skills that will help them conquer daily challenges and set the foundation for achieving their dreams.
Guests of The Somerset on Grace Bay have the opportunity to give back to the Turks & Caicos community by donating time or treasure. Bring along needed supplies that The Somerset will donate to the Edward Gartland Youth Centre. (And, packing donation items will allow extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs!)
Below are top item requests:
- Arts & Craft Supplies: masking tape, glue gun, paint brushes, binders, yarn, construction paper
- Sports Equipment: sports balls, whistles, plain t-shirts (small/medium), plain shorts (medium), sports socks
- Games: board games, cards, puzzles
- School Supplies: backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils
You also have the option of hand-delivering your donation or volunteering two hours of time to play and interact with the local youth!
We appreciate our guest’s involvement and are excited to see this project evolve. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive community updates.