Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation
Enabling Progress and Building More Resilient Communities
We launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation in 2017 as part of our commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way. Today, it's a powerful platform, helping to enable progress and build more resilient communities across our region. Since its launch, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to help local, regional and international agencies deliver relief and recovery projects across the Caribbean and Latin America.
We are working to support resiliency and recovery efforts across our markets in light of the devastating toll that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on families, communities and countries.
Hurricane Dorian, one the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, hit The Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and caused significant devastation. The storm left hundreds homeless and without basic supplies of food, water and shelter.
Together with our partners, we rapidly responded by donating $485,000 to deliver critical supplies such as generators, water and care packages to organizations and individuals affected by the hurricane. We partnered with World Central Kitchen to provide hot meals to thousands through a $25,000 grant. And we are supporting youth education with a $100,000 grant to One on One Education Limited, which is providing virtual learning access to more than 1,500 students that were displaced by the hurricane.
To learn more about our work, please read our 2019 year-end newsletter here.