More than 10,000 children in the Caribbean have received gifts donated by the Sandals Foundation in its traditional Christmas Toy Drive.
The Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has run the Toy Drive for more than 10 years through donations from Hasbro, the makers of Nerf, My Little Pony and Transformers.
Additional donations come from Sandals and Beaches staff, guests and travel industry partners.
Covid restrictions meant Christmas parties, where the gifts are traditionally distributed, will not take place, but the Salvation Army, police force, schools and local community groups have distributed more than 10,800 toys to children across the Caribbean.
Heidi Clarke, Sandals Foundation executive director, said: “Christmas is a magical time for children and this year should be no different.
“Because it has been such a tough time for families across the Caribbean, it was even more important for us to do what we could to help bring joy and, of course, a sense of hope through the delivery of these gifts.”
Shipments of toys have been delivered in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Antigua, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Barbados.