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Give a Toy and Make a Child Smile, Royal Resorts 2018 Toy Drive

Help the Royal Resorts Foundation spread some happiness this season by supporting the 2018 Royal Resorts Toy Drive. This year we are joining the Ciudad de la Alegria in collecting toys for children in remote rural Mayan villages in the Tulum and Felipe Carrillo Puerto districts. Our goal is to collect gifts for 800 children, with your generosity we can bring a smile to their faces this Christmas.

If you are currently staying at Royal Resorts or will be traveling to Cancun over the Christmas holidays you can help by giving a toy.

What can you donate?

  • Dolls (Barbie-type and baby dolls)
  • Superhero figures
  • Cars
  • Plastic balls
  • Soft toys for tots
  • Tea sets and other kitchen play sets
  • Board games
  • Children’s books (in Spanish)
  • Coloring books, pencils, crayons and paints
  • Craft making sets
  • Candies

Please do not donate battery-operated toys, guns and war games

Many of these children go to school barefoot, so we are also collecting new sandals for boys and girls.

Toy collection boxes in the resort lobbies

Look for the decorated gift box in the lobby and leave your toys there. The final day for giving toys is December 27, 2018.
Royal Resorts employees are also supporting the Royal Resorts Toy Drive and collecting toys for tots.

Where to buy toys

All the big supermarkets and chain stores in Downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen have even larger toy departments for the season if you are not sure where to buy gifts. If you prefer to contribute to the Toy Drive by making a donation so that the Foundation can buy toys on your behalf, please contact the Duty Manager.

If you are not traveling to Cancun this season and would like to help, the Royal Resorts Foundation accepts donations of educational material, new toys and clothing for children and adults in good condition all year round. You can also donate online.

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Sport for a Good Cause: Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race 2019

Mark your calendars! The Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race will take place on Sunday February 17, 2019 (week 7) in Cancun. Bring your friends and family to support a worthy cause. On this occasion we will be supporting a scholarship program that helps low-income students to get a university education.

Take part in the 5 or 10-kilometer race or a three-kilometer walk and there’s a Fun Run for the kids too.

Race details

  • The race takes place on February 17 at 7 a.m. Starting point: Captain’s Cove Restaurant to Westin Regina and back again.
  • 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
  • Age categories for men and women

Free (15-39 years)   Master (40-49 years)           Veteran (50 and over)

  • Race Fee is $280 pesos per adult and $230 pesos per child and includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line

Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.

Children’s Fun Run

Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!

  • Children aged 4 to 7 years
    500 meters
  • Children aged 8 to 12 years
    1 kilometer

Register for the 2019 Race today

Email: contact@royalresortsfoundation.org

Invite your friends and family to take part!

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Royal Resorts Foundation, more than US$500,000 raised in 7 years

The Royal Resorts Foundation has raised more than US$500,000 in seven years. A big thank you to all our donors – members, guests and employees alike – who have given generously to help the sick and the needy, support children’s education and to protect the area’s precious ecosystems and wildlife. Together we can do more and help transform lives.

Our causes

Children’s education

  • Scholarships for a class of 35 children at primary school in Colegio Mano Amiga
  • Scholarships for university students

Health

  • Vital cancer testing and treatment for women on a low income
  • Physiotherapy for six children at the CRIT Rehabilitation Center to improve their motor and communication skills and give them a better future

Conservation

  • Financial support for Amigos de Sian Ka’an conservation projects to protect the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle, mangrove and marine ecosystems and wildlife
  • Conservation of the area’s aquifers, underground rivers and cenotes

Employee Emergency Relief Fund

  • Help for Royal Resorts employees in times of crisis, such as serious illnesses and major surgery

Community programs

  • Participating in the creation of the new Parque Cancun
  • Spreading Happiness events during the year for children and the elderly
  • Volunteers for reforestation and beach cleaning campaigns
  • Donations of food, linens and other items in low-income neighborhoods and rural communities
  • Support for wildlife rescue and animal shelters

Check out our latest Royal Resorts Foundation video

You can support our causes by making a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation online at www.royalresortsfoundation.org or during your stay at Royal Resorts through the Dollar a Stay campaign.

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Royal Resorts Foundation helping to combat cancer

In October, Cancer Awareness Month, the Royal Resorts Foundation sponsored 85 mammography and ultrasound studies for women working at Royal Resorts as part of its health initiatives.

The campaign against breast cancer is one of the Royal Resorts Foundation’s key causes and it partners with Grupo Desafio de Quintana Roo A.C., a Cancun-based group that helps cancer patients and their families, provides financial support for low-income women so that they can get the studies and treatment that they need and spreads the message that early screening can save lives.

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Royal Resorts 2018 Turtle Season

Here’s our latest update on the Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season. Royal Resorts security personnel, our turtle guardians, have already released the first 3,822 baby turtles of the season so that they can scuttle down the beach and disappear into the waves to begin life at sea. We hope that in 12 to 15 years time the females born this year will return to the same beaches in Cancun to lay their own eggs.

There are currently 158 nests in the corrals at The Royal Sands, The Royal Caribbean and The Royal Islander with 18,987 eggs.

Staff at Grand Residences to the south of Puerto Morelos are watching over 22 nests in the resort corral. Fifteen of the nests contain eggs laid by green turtles and seven by loggerhead turtles. To date, 432 baby turtles have been released.

It has been a slow Royal Resorts 2018 turtle season with fewer nests this summer. Turtle nesting is cyclical with a good year always followed by a slow season like this year. The 2017 Royal Resorts turtle nesting season was record-breaking with 1,063 nests and 111,226 baby turtles. We hope that next year the turtles will return to the beaches of the Mexican Caribbean in larger numbers to lay their eggs.

Royal Resorts has been protecting turtles since 1985. Since 1998 when official record keeping began, it has protected 8,153 nests and released 744,864 baby turtles, with thousands more still to hatch this season.

 

 

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Education and conservation, Royal Resorts community causes

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Royal Resorts Foundation supporting community causes

Here’s the latest news from the Royal Resorts Foundation and the work it is able to do to transform lives and protect the planet as a result of the generous support of Royal Resorts members, guests and employees.

 

Kitchen construction well underway at Don Bosco Youth Center
Building a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center was the 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race cause and it is now taking shape. The teenagers attending the center will soon have access to the balanced and nutritious meals they need as they study for a better future.

Open School at Colegio Mano Amiga
Thanks to the donations of Royal Resorts members, guests and staff, the Royal Resorts Foundation is able to provide scholarships for an entire class of 35 children at Colegio Mano Amiga in the Ciudad de Alegria in Cancun. Royal Resorts Foundation representatives recently caught up with these second graders at their open school event before they broke up for the summer holiday.

Watch the video


Colegio Mano Amiga students come from poor families, often from single parent households, migrant families or vulnerable backgrounds sometimes overshadowed by domestic violence, health and other problems that would make it impossible for children to continue their studies if it were not for the support they receive from the Royal Resorts Foundation.

 

Collecting school materials
Royal Resorts employees have been collecting new and second-hand text books, art materials and other school kit to donate to children in disadvantaged communities on the outskirts of Cancun.

If you would like to donate educational material, children’s books in Spanish, new toys and clothing in good condition for children and adults, you may do so year round. The Royal Resorts Foundation will see that they get to those who need help the most.

 

Bottle tops can make a difference
Royal Resorts employees support an ongoing campaign to collect plastic bottle tops and put them to better use. In late July, 21 kilos of bottle tops collected at the resorts were delivered to Banco de Tapitas A.C., a Mexican charity that sells them for recycling and uses the proceeds to help children with cancer.

 

Protecting the environment
Did you know that one discarded cigarette stub pollutes approximately eight liters of sea water and up to 50 liters of fresh water? However, they can be reprocessed, mixed with recycled paper and sawdust and given a new use that reduces their impact on the environment. Royal Resorts cleaning staff participated in the First Colillaton campaign organized by the Cancun Ka´Yok´ Planetarium to raise awareness about the need to dispose of cigarette stubs correctly. They handed over 15 kilos of cigarette stubs picked up on the beaches or from ashtrays at the resorts from April to July.

Get involved
For more information on the Royal Resorts Foundation and its community and conservation causes visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation and give it a like on Facebook

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Royal Resorts helping to protect the environment

On June 5, World Environment Day, the Royal Resorts Foundation donated $281,984 pesos to Amigos de Sian Ka’an in support of its conservation projects in Quintana Roo.

From turtle protection to recycling, reducing plastic pollution, saving water and energy, and reforestation among others, for Royal Resorts the role of environmental stewardship is of the utmost importance. Conservation is one of the key causes of the Royal Resorts Foundation, and it is a longtime supporter of Amigos de Sian Ka’an.

Founded in 1986, following the designation of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Amigos de Sian Ka’an is a Cancun-based conservation NGO with a scope that has gone far beyond the borders of the huge reserve. It has been instrumental in the protection of more than 1,100,000 hectares of jungle, wetlands and marine ecosystems and the creation of 13 different reserves in the state of Quintana Roo designated by the state and federal governments.

Its multidisciplinary team of scientists works on conservation projects in the Mayan Jungle and wetlands and to protect wildlife, mapping the state of Quintana Roo’s and Yucatan’s precious aquifers and creating a water management policy that protects the underground rivers and cenotes. Marine biologists monitor the health of the Mesoamerican Reef, fish populations and the eradication of invasive species such as the lion fish and devil fish. Others are involved in sustainable development projects in Mayan communities, combating climate change and environmental education.

The Maya Ka’an community tourism initiative has the goal of bringing visitors to Mayan villages in the reserve and central Quintana Roo and improve the livelihoods of their inhabitants.

MARTI, the Mesoamerican Reef Tourism Initiative is a joint program with the public and private sector to establish better environmental practices in hotels, cruise lines, marinas and other tourism companies and protect the coral reefs and other ecosystems in the area.

For more information on Amigos de Sian Ka’an conservation programs visit www.amigosdesiankaan.org

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Royal Resorts Foundation race donation to Don Bosco Youth Center

At a ceremony held in the Ciudad de la Alegria on the outskirts of Cancun in May, representatives of the Royal Resorts Foundation presented the Director of the Don Bosco Youth Center with a check for $340,000 pesos, the proceeds from the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in February. The money will be used to build and equip a kitchen at the community center for vulnerable teenagers.

The Don Bosco Center provides a safe environment for young people to study, learn skills and attend workshops. Having a kitchen to provide them with nutritious meals will improve their overall health, attention span and academic performance.

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race Reaches its Target

A big thank you goes out to all those who participated in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in Cancun on February 18, 2018 as one of the 700 competitors or as donors, sponsors and volunteers. With your support, the Royal Resorts Foundation was able to reach the target and raise $341,500 pesos to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Community Center for disadvantaged young people at risk.

The teenagers attending the Don Bosco Community Center will soon be eating nutritious meals in the kitchen that you helped build. With a healthy diet they will be better prepared for the future and to achieve higher grades in their studies.

The Don Bosco Community Center master plan and kitchen design are almost complete and building is set to begin soon. The Royal Resorts Foundation will keep you posted on progress on this blog and the Royal Resorts Foundation page.

For more information on the Royal Resorts Foundation visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation and like the Royal Resorts Foundation on Facebook

See you next year for the Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race!

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