Carnival Corporation, its cruise brands and charitable foundations are partnering with Caribbean officials on sustainable, long-term projects to support community needs with a focus on youth, education and emergency preparedness. The Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular regions for cruise vacations and supporting its health and vitality after the devastating effects from recent hurricanes and storms is very important to their long-term success and ours.
We have been working with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including UNICEF and United Way of Miami-Dade and of Puerto Rico, to partner with several islands on community projects specifically tailored to their needs and designed to have a lasting impact. The islands include the Caribbean destinations of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The community improvement projects have been part of a significant donation from Carnival Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Carnival Corporation, along with the company’s brands, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family to provide up to $10 million in funding and in-kind support. Working closely with affected islands and local and international NGOs, we designed projects tailored to address the identified community needs with a sustainable, long-term impact. These community projects include: