One of the most devastating consequences of living in poverty is the impact it has on a child’s education. To an underprivileged student in places like Cuba, Roatán, Barbuda, or Mexico, being able to start the school year with brand new school supplies is critical to their ability to learn and grow. Project Backpack gives VACAYA guests the opportunity to collect and deliver these supplies to schools in the ports we visit.
Promoting Understanding through Voluntourism
LGBT travel has proven to be one of the primary drivers in the gaining of acceptance of our community globally. VACAYA will strengthen those relationships through our Voluntourism Shore Excursions. With social-impact as the goal, guests will engage local communities by bringing joy to youth living in poverty-ridden orphanages, helping a hurricane-ravaged facility rebuild, or making inexpensive but effective water filters and delivering them to needy families. VACAYA, in partnership with our cruise line and resort hosts, will spearhead these philanthropic efforts to leave a lasting impression on our hosts.
Cabins for Causes
- Solving Critical Issues at Home
We aim to support organizations that tackle the tough issues facing LGBTs in America. Examples include overcoming the effects of youth coming out to unsupportive families, providing critical HIV/AIDS medical care to all in need, and ensuring discrimination-free and affordable housing for our growing LGBT elders.
- Ensuring Equality Continues to Grow
Thanks to the hard work of generations of LGBT advocates and activists who fought to make it possible, our country has made equality strides that some of us didn’t imagine possible in our lifetime. We aspire to support organizations that fight for full federal equality for LGBT Americans, honor the military service of LGBT people, and educate the uninformed on the challenges faced by our community.
- Empowering Human Rights Around the World
We intend to support organizations in countries like Russia, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with homophobic governments and anti-homosexual laws that limit LGBT community members’ ability to realize their full potential. We will offer resources and a message of hope with a vision for life that is free, open, and in the majority.
To Be Considered
VACAYA is currently accepting Cabins for Causes applications for consideration.
To apply, please send the following information to email@example.com:
- Organization Name
- Organization Website
- Organization Contact’s Name, Email, & Phone Number
- Event Name & Date
- Number of Attendees
- Other Details (feel free to attach a short presentation)
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