Published On: Wed, Jan 18th, 2017

Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites Curaçao supports CARF and GreenKidz with Dollar-A-Night Program

scubalodge_0731WILLEMSTAD - Immersing guests in the spirit of giving back, Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites in the historic Pietermaai District of Caribbean island Curaçao has launched its new Dollar-A-Night program, allowing guests to donate a dollar per night during their stay to raise funds for local charities.

The funds raised will be donated to two worthwhile foundations: Curaçao Animal Rights Foundation (CARF) and GreenKidz Curaçao. Although Scuba Lodge has selected two charities to choose from, they will give each guest the final say as to where they would like the donations from their stay to go.

​CARF rescues, saves and re-homes abandoned, stray and surrendered dogs. Founded in 2008, CARF is the oldest hands-on no-kill stray rescue organisation on the island. Since its founding, the nonprofit has rescued over a thousand animals. CARF receives no government funding and relies solely on the generosity of volunteers and donations.

GreenKidz Curaçao aims to create environmental awareness among children on Curaçao. Founded in 2015, GreenKidz educates, inspires, and motivates children, teachers and parents, to develop an appreciation of nature and respect for the natural environment.

"‌Our front office is staffed by a small and dedicated team whose service style is warm and friendly. It's all about greeting guests by name, adapting to their mood and really taking an interest," says Christina Sieperda, General Manager of Scuba Lodge & Ocean Suites. "Our guests often stop by our front desk to ask us for places to visit or just to tell us about their day. We noticed that many of them are concerned about the animal welfare and the excessive amounts of trash on Curaçao because they spot so many stray dogs and garbage when touring the island."

Sieperda continues: "We're a small boutique hotel but we strive to be big in terms of local involvement and development. One of the ways in which we as a team can serve the community is to support local causes, particularly the work of charities. By choosing to donate just USD 1 per night, guests of Scuba Lodge not only enjoy a memorable stay in the heart of Curaçao, but they will leave knowing that they have made a positive difference to the local community."

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