So many people witness the poverty in Jamaica and want to help (perhaps you, reading right now)…
But they simply don’t know how. Where to go? Where to start?
Creators of Hope answers those questions.
We are honored to create opportunity on both sides: for the Jamaicans who receive new homes, and for the volunteers who get life-changing experiences.
It’s travel with a purpose. You want your travel to have meaning, beyond experiencing a new culture. You want to contribute.
Sure, you could go to a beach, sit there and have a cocktail with an umbrella in it, and for some, that’s enough, and that’s great. But for some of us, after a day or two (or three) of lounging, we’d be ready to experience something else.
Creators of Hope volunteers see a side of Jamaica that they simply would not doing the touristy thing.
It is a completely different Jamaica. An insider’s view.
But don’t take out word for it… Read on to hear from our volunteers themselves.
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“Going to Jamaica to repair and build homes for people less fortunate was an experience that truly touched my heart. It humbled me and made me realize all the gracious gifts and opportunities I have been given should not be taken for granted. I received much more in return than I gave on this trip.”
—Lee Eggers, Secretary, Board of Directors, January 2015 trip
“My dad, daughter and I did a three-generation service trip to Jamaica in January, 2014. My dad has been going for many years and asked us to share the experience. It was a very humbling experience. We built 'houses,' which I would equate to a room where many people lived. The first house had a mother and 7 children living in one room. We doubled the size of their house by adding on a second room. The second house had two rooms with 27 people living there. We built them a third room.
Being able to share this experience with my daughter and my dad was very special. We were able to stay in the rectory and got to spend time talking with Fr. Baylon about the people of the town and their needs. We definitely learned a greater appreciation for the blessings we have been given. I would encourage everyone to participate in a trip at some point in their life.”
—Gail Benson, Volunteer, January 2014 trip