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Whet foundation

Whet Foundation

The Whet Foundation is a Florida based 501c3 organization that offers grass roots disaster relief for those experiencing hardships and creates exciting experiences for underprivileged children in South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. Through our Community Captains and Destination Donation programs, we strive to excite the lives of those less fortunate in a fun and engaging way while positively affecting an entire generation. 

Through the Whet Foundation, Whet Travel gives back to each destination visited via the Destination Donation excursions. All sailing “Captains” are asked to bring donations of school supplies, clothing, and other items needed for orphanages, schools, and/or a local charity that works with underprivileged children. Whet Foundation volunteers help fill backpacks with the donated items, then to deliver to the children and spend time interacting with them via art projects, music, fun activities, facility repairs, and more. Many of the volunteers rate their Whet Foundation experience as the highlight of their cruise.

If you have any questions, email us at or visit our website for more information.

whet foundation website

Whet Foundation Destination Donation

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Sign up below to volunteer for the Whet Foundation’s Destination Donation to benefit the kids at Solmar Foundation and Casa Hogar in association with Heart4Cabo.

Volunteers will be able to give donated items to the kids, and engage in activities involving arts & crafts, soccer, dressing up, face paint and more.

All volunteers will meet in the Atrium on October 21, 2022 at 9:30 AM and leave Casa Hogar at 1:00 PM.

We are looking to collect monetary donations through gofundme and the items below to donate to the kids from Solamar Foundation and Casa Hogar.
Donations will be collected in the Atrium at the Captain Support desk on Deck 7 mid.

For monetary donations click below


High quality soccer balls (standard size #5) Molten is a very solid brand.
Tooth Paste
Liquid soap
Soap bars
Toilet paper
Industrial Paper Towel Rolls available at Costco
Hair gel
Second hand laptops
Second hand ipads or tablets
Second hand smart phones for our young adult residents living in our transition housing.
Second hand video game consoles and cartridges
Laundry detergent or Tru Earth laundry strips
Vanish laundry stain removal
Floor Tile cleaning liquids
Degreasing agents for kitchen cleaning
White Vinegar and Baking Soda (to make cleaning products)
Groceries –  Boneless chicken breasts, Ground Beef, Fish, Canned Tuna, Fruits, Vegetables, Olive Oil, school-style snacks, Nuts, Raisins (no junk food, soda, juice or candy)
Multi-vitamin tablets
AA batteries
Painting canvas frames
Spiral lightbulbs
Printer paper (letter size)
Colored paper (letter size)
White Cardstock (letter size)
Folders (letter size)
Colored poster boards


In 2020, the Whet Foundation launched it’s COVID-19 Relief Fund through the Groove Cruise Virtual Sail Aways live streams on twitch and have since accumulated over 9 million minutes watched and 1 million live views; this massive support raised over $50,000 for those facing hardships due to COVID-19 and was able to send over 250 relief grants and donate hundreds of face shields to multiple hospitals in South Florida. 

The Whet Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund will ease the financial burden of artists experiencing hardships, captains who sail with us, health workers keeping us safe, former employees, contractors, and partner companies that have laid off employees, and that of our extended friends and family. The COVID-19 Relief Fund provides tax-free funds for any number of hardships; including unanticipated healthcare costs, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, food, medicine, and other necessities. 

relief fund application

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