The SMTA Dollar-a-Day program has been going on since 2005. We ask our guests to voluntarily contribute one dollar per day on their room bill that goes to the SMTA community development projects.
Two thirds of the funds collected goes to educational projects and one third goes to beautifying St. Maarten, both in the tourism areas and where the workers live. Less than 5% goes to administering the program.
Here is a portfolio of where your contributions have been put to work:
Plane tickets were donated to the Sr Borgia 6th grade for the 20th annual educational field trip.Computers were donated to the Salavation Army for their after school program and 2 double door refrigerators were also donated for their soup kitchen.
The Sister Magda school Recieved Playground equipiment. The Emilio Wilson Park received funding for restroom and bridge restoration. WIFOL was sponsored Caribcert courses and afterschool program activities. Sundial School got IT software cash registers, printers and a video cameria for their school resaturant. The Belverdere Community center recieves a new play ground for the kids. The Dollar A Day also sponsored the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) to a conference in Orlando Florida.The dominic School was furnished with a new Art room. Sister Marie Larence School got a New Dutch reading system. $ A Day also sponsored teachers from various schools to attend an annual educational Curricullum conference in Florida.
Victorius Living founding has received numerous assistance with their continuous youth counseling work in the community. The Philispbrug Library have recieved computers to assist in finding books more easily in the library