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WE ARE COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITIES

Your stay at Destinations in Paradise allows us to make generous donations to worthy non-profit organizations and communities where our properties are located. We believe our local communities and the world we live in deserve to be cherished and protected, and we are committed to giving back to causes making a difference. 

Our commitment to the local community

 

We’re always looking for ways to support the communities that accommodate our luxury vacation rentals, while also protecting the environment that surrounds us. Wherever possible, we practice sustainability in our vacation villas. Los Cabos is completely self-sustainable via solar power and through innovative practices, able to run a desalination plant that turns ocean runoff into fresh drinking water. Our landscaping takes into account the natural environment and highlights local flora.

In our vacation rental Mendocino, guests receive locally sourced fresh bread and locally made wine upon arrival. We support local businesses wherever possible, including referring our guests to patronize the finest locally owned restaurants and local tour providers. 

Causes we support

Every December we make donations to charitable foundations in three different categories.

We are passionate animal lovers, so our first cause of choice is to support caring for animals in need, as well as provide training to rescue dogs to serve American veterans. 

 

With the plenitude of food in the Western world, no one should go hungry. That’s why our second cause of choice is ending world hunger. The charities we donate to connect people to nutritious food and feed the homeless.


Our third cause of choice is offering support to the men and women who fought so bravely for our nation. We believe these heroes should be looked after so their sacrifice does not go unnoticed.


Read on to learn more about the individual foundations we support. We invite you to join our efforts by booking a stay with Destinations in Paradise.

WE ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF THE FOLLOWING NON PROFITS

WE INVITE YOU TO BE PART OF OUR EFFORT

KAUA'I HUMANE SOCIETY

KAUA'I HUMANE SOCIETY

KAUAI, HAWAII

THE KAUA’I HUMANE SOCIETY IS DEDICATED TO FOSTERING RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPASSION FOR ALL ANIMALS AND ENRICHING LIVES BY NURTURING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PETS AND PEOPLE.

FEEDING SAN DIEGO

FEEDING SAN DIEGO

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

FEEDING SAN DIEGO IS ON A MISSION TO CONNECT EVERY PERSON FACING HUNGER WITH NUTRITIOUS MEALS BY MAXIMIZING FOOD RESCUE. ESTABLISHED IN 2007, FEEDING SAN DIEGO IS THE LEADING HUNGER-RELIEF AND FOOD RESCUE ORGANIZATION IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

SYCOMA

SYCOMA

LOS CABOS, MEX.

ASOCIATION FOR THE SUSTENTABILITY AND CONSERVATION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

THE BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE

THE BIG ISLAND GIVING TREE

BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

THE BIGT'S MISSION IS TO BRING GOD’S LIGHT INTO DARK PLACES. OUR FOCUS IS ON WORKING FAMILIES WHO STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET WHILE MAKING AN HONEST LIVING, PAYING THEIR OWN BILLS, PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

DOG DREAMS FOUNDATION

DOG DREAMS FOUNDATION

ESCONDIDO, CA, USA

WE BELIEVE THERE IS AN URGENT NEED TO REINVENT AND REVOLUTIONIZE HOW RESCUE DOGS ARE CARED FOR BY THE CANINE RESCUE SYSTEM. DOG DREAMS FOUNDATION’S OBJECTIVE IS TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTED VETERINARY MEDICAL, SURGICAL AND REHABILITATION (PHYSICAL THERAPY) SERVICES TO CANINES CURRENTLY BEING FOSTERED IN RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS.  REHABILITATING THEM BACK TO GOOD HEALTH AND INTO LOVING HOMES.

FORT BRAGG   FOOD BANK

FORT BRAGG 

FOOD BANK

FORT BRAGG, CA, USA

FOUNDED IN 1979, THE MENDOCINO FOOD & NUTRITION PROGRAM (THE FORT BRAGG FOOD BANK) IS A NONPROFIT 501(C)(3) CORPORATION. OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD TO THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST.

JUST LIKE MY CHILD

JUST LIKE MY CHILD

UGANDA, AFRICA

OUR PARTNERSHIP HAS DEVELOPED SISTER ERNESTINE’S SMALL HEALTH CLINIC INTO A FULLY EQUIPPED HOSPITAL WHERE OVER 200,000 PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT OF LUWERO, UGANDA NOW HAVE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE. MORE THAN 13,000 MOTHERS HAVE RECEIVED CRITICAL MEDICAL SERVICES SINCE 2006, INCREASING MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH IN THIS RURAL AREA.

SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY

SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY, AN OPEN-ADMISSION SHELTER, IS CREATING A MORE HUMANE WORLD BY INSPIRING COMPASSION AND ADVANCING THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS AND PEOPLE. OUR LIFESAVING SAFETY NET HAS HELPED SAN DIEGO BECOME THE LARGEST CITY IN THE U.S. TO KEEP HEALTHY AND TREATABLE SHELTER ANIMALS FROM BEING EUTHANIZED.

SHARP HEALTHCARE

SHARP HEALTHCARE

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

AT SHAR HEALTHCARE, IT IS OUR MISSION TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF EVERYONE WE SERVE. AND AS San Diego's LEADING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, WE'RE PROUD TO TOUCH THE LIVES OF MORE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAN ANY OTHER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

BIG FIX UGANDA

UGANDA, AFRICA

THE BIG FIX UGANDA OPERATES THE ONLY VETERINARY HOSPITAL IN NORTHERN UGANDA.  SO FAR WE HAVE HELPED OVER 75,000 ANIMALS IN THIS IMPOVERISHED AND WAR-TORN REGION.  WE PROVIDE FREE SERVICES INCLUDING ANIMAL MEDICAL CARE, RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS, SPAY AND NEUTER, RESCUE AND REHOMING, AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS.  WE ALSO RUN THE COMFORT DOG PROJECT. 

BIG FIX UGANDA

THE JACOBS AND CUSHMAN San Diego FOOD BANK

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

THE JACOBS & CUSHMAN SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK AND OUR NORTH COUNTY FOOD BANK CHAPTER COMPRISE THE LARGEST HUNGER-RELIEF ORGANIZATION IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. LAST YEAR, THE FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTED 28 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD, AND THE FOOD BANK SERVES, ON AVERAGE, 350,000 PEOPLE PER MONTH IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

THE JACOBS AND CUSHMAN San Diego FOOD BANK

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

MEMPHIS, TN, USA

ST. JUDE IS LEADING THE WAY THE WORLD UNDERSTANDS, TREATS AND DEFEATS CHILDHOOD CANCER AND OTHER LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES.THE HOSPITAL COSTS ABOUT US$2.8 MILLION A DAY TO RUN, BUT PATIENTS ARE NOT CHARGED FOR THEIR CARE.

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

THE AUTISM TREE PROJECT FOUNDATION

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

THE AUTISM TREE PROJECT FOUNDATION WAS CREATED AS A WAY TO HELP BUILD COMMUNITY AWARENESS FOR AUTISM. OUR GOAL IS TO GIVE CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM A VOICE AND ADDITIONALLY HOPE TO BUILD COMMUNITY COMPASSION TOWARDS THE PARENTS AND FAMILIES OF THESE SPECIAL CHILDREN.

THE AUTISM TREE PROJECT FOUNDATION

SHELTER TO SOLDIER

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

SHELTER TO SOLDIER™ IS A CA 501C3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT ADOPTS DOGS FROM LOCAL SHELTERS AND TRAINS THEM TO BECOME PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOGS FOR POST-9/11 COMBAT VETERANS SUFFERING FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI) AND/OR OTHER INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH TRAUMATIC SERVICE EXPERIENCES.

SHELTER TO SOLDIER

SHRINERS HOSPITAL

TAMPA, FL, USA

THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF DONORS LIKE YOU, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HELP MORE THAN 1.4 MILLION CHILDREN REACH THEIR POTENTIAL AND LEAD MORE FULFILLING LIVES, REGARDLESS OF THE FAMILIES' ABILITY TO PAY.

SHRINERS HOSPITAL

FLEET SCIENCE CENTER

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

THE FLEET SCIENCE CENTER CONNECTS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO THE POSSIBILITIES AND POWER OF SCIENCE TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE. OUR MISSION IS TO REALIZE A SAN DIEGO WHERE EVERYONE IS CONNECTED TO THE POWER OF SCIENCE.

FLEET SCIENCE CENTER

MENDOCINO COAST HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

MENDOCINO, CA, USA

TO ENGAGE IN FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN THE AREA COVERED BY THE MENDOCINO COAST HEALTH CARE DISTRICT.

MENDOCINO COAST HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

MENDOCINO, CA, USA

WAS THE FIRST HUMANE SOCIETY TO BE ESTABLISHED IN NORTH AMERICA AND IS, TODAY, ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD. OUR ORGANIZATION WAS FOUNDED ON THE BELIEF THAT ANIMALS ARE ENTITLED TO KIND AND RESPECTFUL TREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF HUMANS AND MUST BE PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

BIG FIX UGANDA

UGANDA, AFRICA

Happy to donate and create a meaningful impact to two great causes that treat trauma with the powerful love of Dogs.
 

COMFORT DOG PROJECT - Uganda uses the healing power of dog companionship to help war trauma survivors as part of a program of psycho-social rehabilitation.

BIG FIX UGANDA