Frangipani Beach Resort’s Scott and Shannon Kircher at Blowing Point Youth Development Center
Frangipani Works Up New Initiative with Pack for a Purpose
The Frangipani Beach Resort is proud to announce its newest community initiative, working to enhance the offerings at the Blowing Point Youth Development Center (BPYDC) in Anguilla’s Blowing Point area. Through a partnership with global nonprofit Pack for a Purpose, this new initiative will allow visitors to the island to donate supplies based on the needs designated by the staff at BPYDC. The program is open to all visitors to Anguilla. All tourists, expats and locals are invited to participate in bringing necessary supplies to the hotel property where donations will be complied and donated to the center.
Blowing Point Youth Development Center provides after school programs for children, with alternating days for primary school and secondary school children. The organization works to bridge the gap between school, college and the workplace for all children and young people in the community. Staff and volunteers at the center provide ongoing support and guidance to youth in the area of academics and life skills. The facility is staffed by volunteers from the island and is able to provide services through the generosity of donors in Anguilla and abroad. Blowing Point Youth Development Center was the first of its kind in Anguilla and now has two sister progams, the H.O.P.E. Center in the East End and the Care Center in Island Harbour. The Frangipani intends to extend its partnership with Pack for a Purpose to these two sister centers as the initiative gains support from visitors.
The Frangipani Beach Resort is the first property in Anguilla to partner with Pack for a Purpose to improve the offerings for youth in Anguilla. The needs list for Blowing Point Youth Development Center and organizational profile can be found here. Supplies outlined by the center manager include basic school supplies in addition to larger items like printers, speakers and A/V equipment to integrate technology into after school lessons and programs.
Pack for a Purpose works with resorts around the world to positively impact communities by assisting travelers in making meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit. The organization has been awarded the Global Vision Award by Travel + Leisure and was chosen as the Editor’s Pick for Digital Initiatives. Pack for a Purpose is a certified 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax-deductible for American travelers.
Snapshots from BPYDC