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Hope Town United Adopt-a-School project


It has been more than a year since Hurricane Dorian struck The Bahamas. And yet, the rebuilding – the healing of the Hope Town community – continues still. As many early childhood educators know, a safe space in which to learn is as important as nutritious food is for the growth and development of young minds. Please join Hope Town United in helping to provide that space for the young minds and educators of Hope Town Primary School.


Without your help, the school will not be completed once the Bahamian government lifts the virtual learning order.


Here’s how to get involved with Hope Town United’s Adopt-a-School Project:COMPLETED: Pre-school Classroom = $30,000


  • Donated by Michael Lamb and Bernard Paul-Hus of Team Native Son, participants of the 1st Annual Hope Town United Sailfish Tournament.
  • Classroom* = $25,000 each
    Help ensure each primary classroom provides the best possible atmosphere for learning.
    The Edwards Family donated Classroom 1 for $25,000.
    Chuck and Ashley Cole donated Classroom 2 for $25,000.                                                     Bridget Rooney Koch donated Classroom 3 for $25,000.                                                       Home Town Foundation partially donated Classroom 4 for $10,000 ($15,000 needed to complete). 
    • COMPLETED: Playground = $30,000                                                                                    Donated by Restore Hope Foundation.
  • Media Center/Learning Library* = $50,000
    Help provide young minds with access to the technology and resources they need to survive and thrive in today’s digital world.
  • Kitchen Learning Classroom/Flex Room/Storm Shelter* = $100,000
    Help supply a place for students to learn core life skills, visiting educators to be temporarily housed, and local residents to use as a safe haven in the face of future storms.
  • COMPLETED: Dining Pavilion = $10,000
    Donated by Sharon and Ben Gainey.
  • COMPLETED: Landscaping = $22,000
    In-kind donation by Steve Pickens.
  • COMPLETED: Terrace = $7,500
    Donated by Sharon and Ben Gainey.
  • COMPLETED: Headmaster’s Office = $5,000
    Donated by Vince Burkhardt
  • Staff Office* = $5,000
    Help equip the school’s educators with an office in which they can perform important administrative duties like grading papers and meeting with parents in a private setting.
  • COMPLETED: Medical Office = $13,000
    Donated by Connie Zeckendorf and Mike Waters.
  • Solar Panels = $45,000
    Help the school become a state-of-the-art educational facility as well as a sustainable, renewable energy-based hurricane shelter.
  • Roofing = $15,000
    Help fund resilient roofing designed and installed to withstand increasingly frequent and powerful storms like Hurricane Dorian. Partially funded Roofing Experts Co. Ltd, with $15,000 remaining.
  • Friends of Hope Town Primary School = $1,000 each
    Help show your love and support for the students and educators by chipping in to cover essential construction and supply costs for each classroom and common area.




For each charitable gift outlined above, your incredible generosity will be recognized with an inscription on Hope Town Primary School’s Giving Wall as well as with an invitation to the school’s official ribbon cutting ceremony, taking place May 4, 2021 in conjunction with the Hope Town United Marlin Tournament. Gifts marked with an asterisk also will be recognized with a commemorative donor plaque hung inside each designated space. To donate an amount without receiving these recognitions, click here.

Click here to view the site plan drawings.In addition to monetary gifts, Hope Town United welcomes in-kind donations. Simply email seneca@hopetownunited.org to inquire about in-kind giving opportunities.

All children have enormous potential, and education provides kids with hope and promise for the future. Remember: the healing of the Hope Town community continues – and it’s never too late to make a difference.

Hope Town United looks forward to making a difference in the lives of the students and educators of Hope Town Primary School in 2021. We hope we can count on you to do the same!

Please mail check gifts to our office:

Hope Town United
110 E. Atlantic Avenue
Suite 200
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Your donation will benefit Hope Town United, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to Hope Town United, Inc. are eligible for deductions for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.

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