Splash of the Caribbean is a Triple Bottom Line business
with concern for the impact on people, profit and the
planet. We are committed to managing our business and
measuring our success in a way that balances these three
facets. We buy our products direct from the artist and
producer and are helping in a positive way to alleviate
poverty in the poorest parts of the Caribbean: the Dominican
Republic and Haiti among other countries.
Splash of the Caribbean and the Splash of the Caribbean Art line support four small extra curricular schools in poor neighborhoods outside of the Capital, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Splash of the Caribbean has been providing the four schools with monetary and material donations since 2004. The school workshops began in Guayacanes, Dominican Republic 5 years ago. The schools are located in Tanquesitos de Boca Chica, Soco de San Pedro de Macoris and in Haina. The school workshop in Soco de San Pedro de Macoris is located on a sugar cane Batey with a large population of Haitian immigrants.
The school workshop in Soco de San Pedro de Macoris
is located on a sugar cane Batey with a large population
of Haitian immigrants. The objectives of the workshops
are to help and provide disadvantaged youth with professional
orientation , history, theatre and art classes. Many
of the children come from homes with fathers working
in construction or motorcycle taxi's and mother's working
in prostitution or in nearby hotels. Their activities
allow them to fight against prostitution which is a
major labor force of these barrios. Showing children
there are other ways to earn a living.
The workshops are open to adolescents and children
ages 5 to 14 at no cost for those that don't have the
economic resources to study. Classes are offered daily
in history, theatre classes are held twice a week and
painting is given once a week. The professors help the students
develop their individual talents in craft, drawing,
painting, theatre, and Dominican history. French classes
are offered along with professional language used in
the hotel and tourism industry.
We would like to thank
Adrian Cutting, Harry Brelsford of SMB
Nation and Deborah Curry
for their generous donations to the Dominican schools.
Splash of the Caribbean is delighted to accept donations for any of
the four schools, just
Photography by Alyssa Johnson.
for Charity Benefit Fundraisers
Splash of the Caribbean is now helping more non profit organizations
in the Pacific Northwest raise funds through the supply
of Central American and Caribbean Vacation Packages
for auctions at fundraising events. If you are involved
with a non profit fundraiser that works with communities
or the environment, contact us to find out what packages
we have available for your fundraising event. Art pieces
can also be made available for silent auctions.