Our Commitment to the Grenadian Community
Supporting and working with the Grenadian community is a very important part of True Blue Bay Boutique Resort’s ethos. Generous donations and support from our guests have made a huge difference and contributed substantially to the island’s schools, library and local economy.
The hotel has in the past been honored with both the “Environmental Excellence in Tourism” and “Corporate Social Responsibility” awards from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for its contributions to Grenada. Read about some of our social responsibility initiatives below.
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of “Pack for a Purpose”, an initiative that encourages travelers to make a lasting impact on the community at their travel destination. If you have some space in your luggage you can bring supplies for local schools or medical clinics and contribute to the lives of local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.
Vendome School Project
The Vendome School project began when owner Russ Fielden began teaching hospitality courses at the school once a week. He realized the school was in desperate need of renovation after the damage caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The school consisted of one single room with no ventilation for six grades of 100 children. Thanks to the efforts of the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort and donations from guests and local businesses EC$250,000 (US$93,000) was raised and the school was finished for the 2013/2014 school year. The pupils, now happy in their school building, also needed a library so True Blue Bay raised additional funds to create a library and buy the first set of books. Funds continue to be raised for further books, computers and playground equipment.
If you are interested in supporting the above project, please contact us – 100% of donated funds go to Vendome primary school.
Queen Elizabeth’s home for Children
Queen Elizabeth’s Home is a charity that provides a home for orphaned and abused children in Grenada. A Christmas party is hosted every year at True Blue Bay for the home’s staff and children. The children spend the day at the resort playing and swimming followed by lunch with each child receiving their own Christmas present. True Blue staff and guests join in to make this a very special day for the children.
Grenada Community Library
The Grenada National Library was seriously damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, and as a consequence, it closed. In 2013, Caribbean writer, Oonya Kempadoo, opened a community library to provide young people with books, a homework club and adult literacy courses. Subsequently moving to a new dedicated building, the Grenada Chocolate Fest and True Blue Bay Boutique Resort have been helping the library to raise funds as well as support it in-kind. More than 3,000 children now enjoy the benefits of this wonderful not-for-profit organization. New books, especially for teens, and monetary donations are always welcome, please visit http://grenadacommunitylibrary.org/ to donate or for more information.
Each year the resort hosts the Grenada Chocolate Festival which was started by owner Magdalena Fielden in 2014 and benefits the local cocoa farmers on the island. Grenada is building a reputation for the quality of its cocoa and the 7 chocolate factories which produce tree-to-bar chocolate. At the resort, we love to support the local farmers and have set up partnerships with many of the organic farmers who help us make farm-to-fork meals at Dodgy Dock as well as set up tours for those who are interested in experiencing part of the farming process. You can book tours to support these farmers with our concierge.