PHILIPSBURG:--- Be The Change continues with its mission to encourage the St. Maarten community to actively contribute to various non-profit organizations and local causes.
To that effect, in February we presented a donation to SXM BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) youth campaign to send young athletes from St. Maarten to the IBJFF Pan Championships to compete and represent St. Maarten.
In March, Be the Change gave a donation to Les Fruits De Mer’s Amuseum Naturalis for their educational and cultural exhibit titled, “Women, People of Colour, and The Making of Natural History in The Caribbean.” The donation, made possible by the crowd-funding members who contribute each month, went towards funding this exhibit and the upcoming accompanying website.
In April, Be the Change donated to the Green Star Foundation’s Agri-Edu School program. This program helps school-aged children, starting from day cares to secondary, learn about growing their own food and the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. Be The Change also benefited from an Earth Day celebration on April 22 hosted by Buccaneer Beach Bar and in collaboration with local organization Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC), where new trees were planted to better serve both the environment and the community at large.
Be The Change Foundation will continue to serve the local community of St.Maarten in the coming months in various ways, but especially by highlighting and donating to a unique organization each month.
For a list of future organizations we will be assisting this year, please visit our website: www.bethechangesxm.com and stay up to date by following us on Facebook.
Our web page also provides information on how to become a member and how to donate to our various causes and scholarship program.
Becoming a Be The Change member means you are participating in a social philanthropic movement, hence making a united effort to change and improve life on the island.