The magic of Christmas begins with giving and here at Camana Bay, we want to make giving easy for you during the holiday season.
As the lights turned on at our much-anticipated Tree Lighting event last Saturday, the annual Christmas Give campaign kicked off with many ways people can give.
December 25th is supposed to be particularly special for children, but not all of them find a bounty of presents under the tree on Christmas morning. This year, we are organising a toy drive to brighten Christmas morning for the kids who come from less fortunate families. Simply stop by the Camana Bay Visitor Centre and choose a gift to buy from the wish list and Cayman’s Department of Children & Family Services will deliver the presents to families in need.
Santa Claus is a big part of Christmas, and here at Camana Bay, children, families and even pets have an opportunity to get their photos with either a traditional or Caribbean Santa and at the same time give to charity. On Thursday evenings between 5pm and 7pm starting 24 November, a traditional Santa will be in Gardenia Court for photos. On Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm starting November 26th a Caribbean Santa will on The Island to take photos with the public. In both cases, Picture This Studios will be on hand to snap the photographs and will donate $1 to Christmas Give for every photo package bought.
On Saturday November 26 between 10am and noon, Santa will be in Gardenia Court to take photos with pets at the always popular “Santa Paws” event, and you will have an opportunity to support the Cayman Islands Humane Society with donations. For full details on these events click here.
There are several other ways you can donate to Christmas Give. The fun Santa Run which features runners and walkers weaving their way through Camana Bay dressed in holiday costumes takes place Sunday morning (27 November) and part of your entry fee goes to Christmas Give.
There is also a fun “Coin Race” board where kids – or adults – can put change in slots and watch them race down into a donation box.
This year, tenants of Camana Bay were asked which charity should be beneficiary of Christmas Give and they overwhelmingly chose the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Once all the funds donated are tabulated, Dart will match the total up to CI$10,000.