We are thrilled to announce the Travel Better charity program. Since 2018, Copal Tree Lodge has donated $5 BZD for every reservation, every night. If you are staying at Copal Tree Lodge in the coming months, we invite you to take a look at the charities we will be working with and ask you to match our donations during your stay. 

2019 Partners

January: Laguna Government School
February: St. Philip RC School
March: Forest Home Shool
April: Little Flowers Methodist School
May: Toledo Christian Academy
June: Big Falls Primary School
July: Living Word Government School
August: San Luis RC School
September: Little Paradise Pre-School
October: Rotary Club PG
November: Bright Star Pre-School
December: St. Mark RC Church

2018 Partners

January: Deaf Institute
February: Schools around Spanish Lookout
March:  Punta Gorda Children Ward
April: Help Age

HelpAge Belize will empower older persons by providing services and creating an enabling environment to achieve aging with dignity.

July: Methodist Women’s Group

The Punta Gorda Methodist Women’s Group organization consists of twelve members who are Methodist Women. The group was formed in the 90’s and the President of the women’s group is Mrs. Vilma Ramclam. The women’s group works to raise funds to assist needy families in the Church and Community. The group is currently raising funds to repair the Church Roof. Their motto is “In Service for Christ.” They wish to express their sincere gratitude to all donors for their generous contributions for a worthy cause.

May: H.O.P.E.

Hope maintains programs that demonstrate equity in culture, age, and gender. Its’ hope is to improve the lives of the older persons in Toledo District. These persons will have access to available services that will address their social health and dietary needs. With your help, we donated $980 BZD to H.O.P.E.

A Note from HOPE:

“I would like to express our sincere gratitude of you kind donation of a check of $980. This donation will assist us in meeting our goal dedicated to improving the quality of life of the elderly within the community. One of our major activities is providing twice weekly meals on wheels to the home bound and under privilege elders of Southern Belize. With this donation, we are able to reach out and serve our people.” – HOPE (Helping Older People Equally) Toledo Board

June: Forest Home School

This school provides a safe and nurturing environment for 189 Primary Level Students, 29 Pre-Schoolers, and 3 Special Education Students. Eighty percent of these students remain on the compound during the lunch hour as they come by school bus from five other communities. With your help, they are able to offer hot lunches, three days a week. With your help, we donated $870 BZD to Forest Home School in the month of June.

August: VOICE

The VOICE’s vision is that all older persons living in Belize will achieve an enhanced quality of the life in relation to rights, equality, dignity, and respect. All older persons will have equal access to services that will reduce their poverty.

September : San Pedro Columbia School

San Pedro Columbia School came into existence in 1944. It started off as two small structures made from board and thatch leaves by the villagers.

October : Little Flower School

Little Flower School is a Roman Catholic School that is located in Forest Home Village. It has an enrollment of two hundred seventeen students with a staff of nine teachers. More than ninety percent of the population commute to school daily. With your help, we raised $1040 BZD for Little Flower’s Feeding Program.

November: St. Peter Feeding Program

This feeding program is part of a national effort to help undernourished primary school children do better in school by providing them with a hot lunch. Because children in the Toledo District have the highest incidence of malnutrition in Belize, the SFP is especially critical here. Each participating school has to raise funds to buy food supplies or secure food donations, supply their kitchens with needed appliances and utensils, as well as provide volunteers to cook. The success of these efforts varies with each school and the resources accessible to them. With your help, we raised $1,682 BZD for St. Peters Feeding Program.

December: Humane Society

Punta Gorda Humane Society was established in 2010. Its’ mission is to help improve the lives of pets in Punta Gorda and the Toledo District. They help educate people on how to keep their pets healthy, offers  advice and financing of treatments for pet owners who cannot afford them. With your help, we raised $1,815  BZD for the Humane Society.