Half Moon Foundation
The Half Moon Foundation is our company’s way of giving back to the Jamaican people. Our investments and partnerships over the past 40 years have supported education, community service and environmental preservation. Our goal is to make a substantial and sustainable impact in the lives of our neighbouring communities. We have continually expanded our philanthropic efforts, thanks to our big-hearted guests, corporate support and fundraising events.
- We express our gratitude by repaying the community that supports us
- We develop and support educational and outreach programmes
- We protect the local environment with our sustainable approach and conservation efforts
Half Moon has adopted the Barrett Town All Age School, providing everything from a fully-equipped library to computers and classrooms. We also help students prepare for hospitality careers by offering a scholarship programme in hospitality management, work experience and a trainee management programme.
In addition to maintaining the Half Moon House at the SOS Children’s Village, we’ve partnered with the Granville Place of Safety for Girls. Half Moon also supports charities for the elderly and the mentally ill.
Environmental Protection and Preservation
We’re a long-time champion of the Montego Bay Marine Park and actively participate in World Wetlands Day and Earth Day programmes.
Guest Dollar Donation
Our guests are a big reason Half Moon has been able to contribute so much. In April 2011, we launched the Guest Dollar Donation programme wherein guests can choose to donate $2 per night. All funds help us carry out our mission to improve the lives of local Jamaicans. We thank you for your incredible generosity!
Pack for a Purpose
Pack for a Purpose is another way guests have become involved with our philanthropic efforts. If you have a little room in your suitcase, we invite you to pack school supplies like notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers and crayons. These donations make all the difference for the 300-plus students at Barrett Town All-Age School. To find out more, please visit How to Pack for a Purpose.
Half Moon is built around the beauty of clear water and pristine beaches. So we have a huge stake in keeping our part of the world healthy. Half Moon has a dedicated team, certified by Green Globe, with one mission: teaching and applying best practices at the resort, as well as the wider community.