Our Community Activities
Supporting the Grenadian Community is a top priority for True Blue Bay Boutique Resort and this could not be done without the support we have received from our guests. Valuable guest donations have enabled the True Blue Team to contribute to the island’s schools, hospitals, ecology and economy. From a monetary donation to the public library to assisting the True Blue staff in its regular beach clean ups, every effort helps improve the island as a whole. The hotel was honored with both the “Environmental Excellence in Tourism” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” awards in 2014 by the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce for its contributions to Grenada.
VENDOME SCHOOL PROJECT
The Vendome School project began when Russ Fielden began teaching hospitality courses there once per week. He realized the school was in dire need of renovation as the damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 had not yet been repaired. The building consisted of one hot room with no ventilation for six grades of 100 children. Thanks to the efforts of the True Blue Team and donations from hotel guests and local community businesses, EC$250,000 (US$93,000) were raised and the school was finished in time for the 2013/2014 school year.
VENDOME LIBRARY PROJECT
The children, happy in their new school, now needed a proper library so the True Blue Team got to work raising more funds. Adding an annual Vendome Charity Auction at the Grenada Chocolate Fest in May to the efforts, enough funds have been raised to open the library and buy the first set of books from Hands Across the Sea.
Funds continue to be raised for a second and third set of books, 10 computers and playground equipment. Around EC$64,000 (US$24,000) is needed to complete the project.
If you are interested in supporting any of the above projects, please contact us True Blue does not collect any fees; 100% of donated funds go to the Vendome School & Library Project.
Each year physicians from the Children’s Health Organization Relief and Educational Services (CHORES) donate their time and expertise to improve children’s health care in Grenada. We are proud to support their work by providing them complimentary accommodation during their annual visits.
CHORES is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian children’s health organization based in Jacksonville, Florida.
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S HOME FOR CHILDREN
Queen Elizabeth’s Home is a charity that provides shelter and support for orphaned or abused children in Grenada. A Christmas party is hosted every year at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort for the home’s staff and children on Boxing Day. The kids spend the day playing on the playgrounds and in the swimming pools followed by lunch and ice cream. Each child receives their own Christmas present before leaving the hotel. True Blue staff and guests join in the fun to make this a very special day for everyone.
LOCAL CRAFTS’ AND ARTS’ BAZAARS
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort hosts two annual craft fairs per year, the Christmas and Easter Bazaars to support local artisans. Up to 40 crafters display and sell their handmade works to tourists and the Grenadian community alike. Artisans are also invited to sell their goods on busy nights in the restaurant.
PACK FOR A PURPOSE
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, 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 bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.