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Voluntourism and Cruising  March 2016
Nancy Schretter, Together for Good's Founder, is featured in a session entitled "Shorex and the Rise of Voluntourism" at Seatrade Global 2016, the cruise industry’s premier conference. This session covers how cruise lines and others are catering to travelers' interests in combining volunteer opportunities with leisure travel and ways ports can adapt and cater to this voluntourism trend.
Presenters include Tara Russell, President of Fathom & Global Impact Lead, Carnival Corporation & Plc; Daniel Skjeldam, CEO, Hurtigruten; John Stoll, Vice President, Land Programs, Crystal Cruises; and Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director, Peace Boat.

Great Press!

Together for Good was recently featured in articles in

  • Agent@Home magazine
  • Fox News
  • Travel Channel
  • Chicago Tribune
  • and other media outlets.
We've also been included in stories in Leisure Group Travel magazine, USA Today, the International Business Times, Porthole Magazine, and many other print and online publications. See our Stories page for links and more information. Thanks for all the media support.

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GRENADA & THE GRENADINES

St. George's, Grenada:

The Bel Air Children's Home for abused, abandoned and neglected children can accommodate 20 babies and toddlers and 20 adolescent girls. The nonprofit Home is located within a short drive from the cruise ship pier and a number of resorts. Visits and donations are welcomed. If you'd like to visit, please contact the Home in advance to determine an appropriate time. The Home's needs white socks for girls (sizes 4-11), black or navy blue socks for boys (sizes 4-8) shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, bath soap, multivitamins, combs, brushes and more. Food and household items are also appreciated. For more information on the Children's Home and its current needs, visit the organization's website at BelAirChildrensHome.com. The telephone number is 473-444-5100, fax is 473-444-5220 and their email address is admin@belairchildrenshome.com.

Island Routes offers Grenada visitors the opportunity to go on a Reading Road Trip and help local school children through their 'Community Routes Program.' Participants will interact with children at a local Grenada school, read a story to a small group of school children ages 3-10 years of age, and help school children improve their listening and comprehension skills. Donations of age-appropriate books to the school's library are warmly welcomed. For more information on this volunteer program, visit: IslandRoutes.com Reading Road Trip.

Bequia, The Grenadines

The Sunshine School is a small school for children with special needs. Items that are needed include pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils, backpacks, flashcards, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, adults' and children's aspirin, educational puzzles and games, reading books, sports equipment and children's clothing. The Sunshine School can be contacted via email at sunshine@vincysurf.com or by phone at 784-457-3794.

Additional Resources in Grenada:

Pack for a Purpose works with a number of hotels, resorts and accommodations in Grenada to positively impact local organizations and communities. Check out the supply lists and drop off points listed on their website: PackForaPurpose.org.

Note: From the United States, dial the international country code access number 011 when making telephone calls.