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Sandals Foundation keeping children happy

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Much to the delight of the students of Ocho Rios Methodist Basic School, the Sandals Foundation’s Santa Claus made a surprise visit to their school during the Foundation’s annual Christmas treat. During the day’s festivities, each child received a healthy meal and, through a partnership with Hasbro, Inc, every child received a toy.
Sandals Foundation ambassador and assistant landscaping manager at Beaches Negril, Kenton Samuels, was happy to assist this infant at one of the foundation’s Christmas treats recently. The Sandals Foundation team from the Negril region issued toys and goodies to over 100 children at the ABC Learning Centre.
Sandals Negril’s general manager, David Latchimy, was hard at work when the Sandals Foundation team for the Negril region stopped by Mount Airy All-Age School for a Christmas treat. From issuing toys to serving ice cream to close to 600 students, Latchimy had little time to sit. But according to him, “It was for the children and it felt good.”

Since 2011, the Sandals Foundation has partnered with Hasbro Inc for their annual Holiday Toy Drive appeal, benefiting underprivileged children in the Caribbean.

Hasbro Inc is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through this year's #InspireJoyWithAToy fundraising campaign.

Recently, the foundation launched their online and on-property campaign.

Through this initiative, when consumers donate to the foundation's #InspireJoyWithAToy campaign, Hasbro Inc will donate a brand new toy or game (up to 15,000 toys and games in total) to a needy child.