On 13th January, LUX* South Ari Atoll resort made a donation of USD 14,000 to the Children’s Home shelter in Villimale and Fiyavathi shelter in Hulhumale.
“We’re guests here. It’s our responsibility to help the surrounding local communities, especially marginalized and disadvantaged communities, in every way we can. We take this responsibility very seriously,” states the General Manager of the resort.
These donations are part of the resort’s annual ‘Tree of Wishes’ charity drive, which encourages guests to make contributions for the local communities throughout the year. The proceeds are collected at the end of the year and donated to a local organization involved in community work.
Over the past 3 years, total of USD 21,000 had been donated to Maldivian Thalassaemia Society by the resort. “This year, we decided to change our strategy. From now on, we’ll be working closely with the gender and social services ministry each year to identify the organization or cause that requires the funds the most.”