Hopkins Bay Resort Charity Program
Please consider matching THE $2 per night charitable donation next time you stay with us
We are thrilled to announce the Travel With Purpose charity program. Since 2018, Hopkins Bay Resort has donated $2 BZD for every reservation, every night to a worthy local philanthropic organization. If you are staying at Hopkins Bay Resort in the coming months, we invite you to take a look at the charities we will be working with and ask you to match our donations during your stay.
January: Humane Society
February: Sporting Clubs & Facilities
March: Helpage Food Hampers
April: Cancer society
May: Cayo Deaf Institute
June: Primary School
July: Kid’s Summer Camp
August: Back To School Supplies
September: Police Cadets
October: Garifuna school and cultural activities
NOVEMBER: Holiday Toy Drive
December: DANGRIGA ANGLICAN CHURCH
January: HOPKINS Ambulance SERVICE
Emergency service access is vital to a growing Tourism destination. So for January we were happy to donate funds towards constructing a building that will serve as the ambulance hanger, reception office, training room and staff housing. With your help, we raised $2,844 BZD for the Hopkins Ambulance Service.
February: Help Age
Help Age is a community-based organization founded to support senior citizens in our small town. Our beneficiaries are elders who suffer from abandonment, isolation, loneliness, poor health and poverty. At present we serve 30 seniors, (17 women and 13 men), they are between the ages of 65 and 96. Two times a week we deliver meals to the 30 seniors, for many that is their only balanced meal for the day. Donations were used to provide food hampers for the Hopkin’s Village elderly in need. With your help, we raised $2,320 BZD for the Help Age.
March: Primary School in Spanish Lookout
The Spanish Lookout Mission Schools were established in the 1950’s to teach the less fortunate families from villages surrounding Spanish Lookout in the Cayo District of Belize and provide a much needed education for them. The vision for the mission schools has always been to teach more than the basic education but our focus is aimed at teaching biblical values, principals and morals into these children so they have a better future. This has paid off as we see more and more employees in the local business with higher positions originating from the Spanish Lookout Mission Schools. There are also a number of them who have started their own businesses and are successful at it thanks to the honest dealings with their clients. With your help, we raised $2,500 BZD for the primary school in Spanish Lookout.
April: Sporting Clubs & Facilities
There are numerous sporting clubs within the Hopkins and Dangriga. These clubs include sports such as basketball and soccer which are the most played ones in this region. Majority of these sports are played by teenagers that are in elementary schools, high school, junior colleges and adults that are athletic. The kids usually get together on weekends or after school to have a game of fun. With your help, we raised $1,000 BZD for sporting clubs and facilities in Hopkins and Dangringa.
May: Cayo Deaf Institute
Cayo Deaf Institute is a boarding school in the Cayo District for deaf children from across Belize. With your help, we raised $1,839 BZD for Cayo Deaf Institute.
June: Primary School
Hopkins is home to many children and families. With many of our own children in primary schools around Hopkins, we want to use these donations towards their education. With your help, we donation $1,113 BZD to Hopkins Holy Family R.C Primary School and $1,113 BZD to Silk Grass Methodist Primary School.
July: Back to School Supplies
We are always filled with joy when giving to the community especially when our future stars are involved. Education is the key to success and we are happy in assisting these kids opening new doors to new opportunities. Children are the future of tomorrow so we as adults, who are just borrowing this land needs to set a space for their future in order for them to have a successful life. With your help, we donation $3,100 BZD to back to school supplies for the local community and our team's children.
August: Cancer Society
Belize cancer center is currently the only facility in Belize providing oncology and hematology services to patients with cancer. They provide care to children and adults. They have an active hematology program and provide specialty services to those with sickle cell anemia and other hematologic disorders. Secondly provides hematology & oncology consultation, as well as chemotherapy under the direction of board certified hematologist and oncologist dr. Ellsworth grant, m.d. our services allow patients to receive oncology services without having to travel abroad. Lastly have provided cancer care to over 1000 Belizeans through their adult and pediatric oncology programs. They have countless cancer survivors who otherwise would have succumbed to cancer without access to treatment. With your help, we donation $2,614 BZD to Hopkins Cancer Society.
September: Humane Society
The Hopkins Belize Humane Society is dedicated to the care and education of animals and people in Hopkins Village, as well as promoting partnership with humane organizations throughout Belize and Central America. It is an organization committed to the care and welfare of animals and people in Hopkins Village, Belize... and beyond. Several times a year, free spay/neuter and treatment clinics are coordinated through U.S. and Belize volunteers. Supplies and funds are needed for purchase, shipment and other expenses associated with these clinics. All donated supplies and funds are 100% used to benefit the HBHS. With your help, we raised $1,679 BZD for the Hopkins Belize Humane Society.
October: Police & Police Cadet
The Police Cadet has a small group of 105, all are going to school and participating in the training of the Police officers every evening after school. They are trained to be respectful, to protect themselves and learn about positive skills to use when faced by rocky roads. This is a nonprofit group who need help to provide snacks, uniforms, and sometimes even scholarships for them to attend high school when their parents can’t afford it. Eventually after they have received their education they become professional police officers to protect the country or area they live in. Their goal was to provide an alternative to many negative and self-defeating activities prevalent in our society in the early 1990’s. Both females and males are members of the Cadets and Police. With your help, we raised $1,857 BZD for the Police Cadet.
NOVEMBER: CULTURAL ACTIVITIES - VILLAGE COUNCIL & SCHOOLS
Every year Belize celebrates cultural activities during the month of November to celebrate the arrival of the Garifuna culture to Belize. Many institutions seek for assistance to help with donations for their events. All of these are non profit activities that raise donations for themselves so we as a resort will assist different areas where they would need donations for their festivities. With your help, we raised $2,396 BZD in the month of November for cultural activities in Hopkins Bay.
December: Christmas food hampers
Hopkins Village was established in 1942 as a replacement for a village further up its northern coast, Called New Town, which was devastated by a hurricane. It is the largest Garifuna Village in Belize, bordered by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland and the Caribbean Sea on the coast. Hopkins is considered the cultural center of the Garinagu population by most Belizeans.
Today, Hopkins is a small but vibrant community of approximately 3000 Garifuna, Creole, Maya, Indians, Mestizo and foreigners Who make up the culturally diverse village. Most villagers are subsistent Farmers and fishermen who have learned to utilize the fertile lands as well as their proximity to the Caribbean Sea. They have also begun sharing their knowledge, tradition and skills with visitors to Belize, adding an enriching experience to visitors’ stay. Through our food hampers, we will be able to feed our community during the holiday season. With your help, we raised $3,931 BZE in the month of December to help our local community during the holiday season.