In 2011, our staff decided that as part of our giving-back initiatives, they would do something for the children of a nearby school, Holy Cross School in Calla Creek. After visiting the school and seeing the poor conditions of the restroom facilities for the pre-schoolers, Ka'ana decided a reconstruction project would be the first of many improvements we’d be making in the school.
The school has since become very dear to us, and when guests heard about what the staff was doing they wanted to help out, too. Many guests sent down much-needed supplies for the school that many parents simply cannot afford to purchase. And so our pet project had taken off!
Over the years we’ve joined Pack for a Purpose and, with the help of our guests and friends of the school, we’ve launched new initiatives such as another bathroom for the older kids, an organic garden to promote sustainability and nutrition, and a sports program.
You can too particpate by seeing what extra space you have in your luggage can make a difference in the life of a child. To learn more about what you can bring visit the Pack for a Purpose site.