The Solmar Foundation has played a significant role at Solmar Resorts for several years. Grand Solmar Vacation Club members can include an optional donation upon their checkout or make a special donation online or in person at the Foundation’s office. But one of the most popular ways Grand Solmar members have been giving back is through the Helping Hand Tour and the Bring a Thing Drive. These are two very cool ways members can learn more about the community and truly see their donations in action by getting involved with the Foundation to improve the lives of those in the Los Cabos community.
Helping Hand’s Tour: A complimentary tour can be reserved with the concierge in your lobby at any Grand Solmar Vacation Club resort.
The tour starts in the lobby, where a private shuttle will take volunteers to the various centers Solmar has built and operates in Cabo. These centers include a kitchen where meals are prepared for children and women in the poorest Colonia’s (neighborhoods), the elderly rest home, and the dental and health clinics throughout the communities. Local and US/Canadian healthcare providers have generously donated their time to perform dental clinics, heart clinics, and auditory and vision clinics for those in need. At these clinics, volunteers can help translate and work with the teams or help serve meals at the kitchens and get involved with the community and those in need.
Bring a Thing Drive: Another great way to get involved is to help bring a thing for those in need.
Thousands of members each year return to Grand Solmar with an extra suitcase; they leave the bag with the Foundation and the contents, of course, within. Or, they head out to the Colonias with the Foundation to distribute the products or supplies they brought down! This is an incredible way to get in touch with a first-hand experience and help change and improve the quality of life for many in Los Cabos. So what can you bring?
The most popular items and those needed are:
- Baby diapers, formulas, bottles, and baby wipes.
- Feminine hygiene products
- Washed baby or children’s clothes
- Baby or children’s shoes
- Gently used toys
School supplies such as notebooks, pencils, and crayons
If you wish to buy things in Los Cabos and donate them, you can purchase Dispensers, a box of essential food components like rice, beans, cooking oil, canned tuna, and more, or about $5 each and take them to the neighborhoods. Or children’s toys are always popular and put a smile on kids’ faces.
Getting involved is a great way to enjoy a vacation and give back to a community that gives residents and visitors so much! Check it out on your next visit to Grand Solmar Vacation Club!