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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.

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2023 Destination Donation

For this Destination Donation event the original plan was to bring kids and mothers from the Second Mile Haiti community to Labadee to allow you to interact with the families and give your donations directly to those in need. The Whet Foundation team worked tirelessly to make this happen, but we will no longer be able to bring local kids and mothers to Labadee. We are still working to gather donations for Second Mile and additional facilities around the island, such as the school in Labadee. We will be making an announcement once all details are confirmed.

We are planning to still meet on Saturday, January 21st at Guests Services on Deck 5, at 8:00 a.m. and will leave by 8:30 a.m. to meet representatives on Labadee to give them the donations.

The facilities have requested the following donations for the kids within the community and within Second Mile’s malnutrition program. All donations can be brought to the Captain Support desk on Deck 5, next to Guest Services the first day.

Monetary donations can also be made here:

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We are asking the #GCFAM to help us collect monetary donations and the requested donations for Second Mile Haiti. Donations will be collected at the Captain Support desk on Deck 5, next to Guest Services. The kids are in need of items such as:

Tooth Paste
Liquid soap
Soap bars
Toilet paper
School-style snacks, Nuts, Raisins
Printer paper
Colored paper
Drawing pads
Colored pencils
StickersBooks (Haitian creole)
Puzzle books (i.e. word search) in French or Haitian Creole
Soccer Balls
Building Blocks
Receiving Blankets

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