Build Trip No.1


Wakefield Primary and Infant School
Trelawny, Jamaica  

DATES: JULY 1-7, 2018

Carpenter's Union has donated the funds to build a school and we would like you to join us.

Build Trip Info

Twenty-five volunteers will join us for our first 2018 school build trip.  Our days will consist of building for three full days (July 2-4) and the rest of your trip is enjoyed relaxing at the luxurious Royalton Half Sands in Trelawny, Jamaica. Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip that is sold out every year.  We look forward to hosting you on our annual School Build Trip.

*All School Build Trip attendees are encouraged to attend our 5K Walkathon on June 3rd, 2018 to help raise $1,000 towards building this school.

Cost: $2,300 CAD Double Occupancy / $2,700 Single Occupancy
Date: July 1-7, 2018
Deadline to register: April 16, 2018

Depart: Sunwing 730 Toronto 9:00am
Arrive: Montego Bay, Jamaica 12:10pm

Return: Sunwing 753 Montego Bay 8:55pm
Arrive: Toronto 1:59am

Luggage: 1 piece at 50lbs and hand luggage 10lbs. Valid Passport. No meals. Terminal 3.

Please send cheques payable to:
Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, 291 Braymore Blvd. 
Toronto, ON
M1B 2H3

OR pay online using your credit card (3% processing charge applies).

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Contact info:

Samantha Mahfood - Food for the Poor

Sandra Ogilvie - Travel Kiosk

Denise Jones - Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation


Itinerary (tentative)

Sunday, July 1: 
Carpenter's Union Volunteers arrive
Food for the Poor Canada Staff arrive
Check-in 3pm. Rest of the day, relax and enjoy Jamaica, mon!

Monday, July 2: 
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Meet for departure to build site
9:00am - 4:00pm Build
5:00pm Back to hotel - rest, relax and enjoy

Tuesday, July 3:
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Meet for departure to build site
9:00am - 4:00pm Build
5:00pm Back to hotel - rest, relax and enjoy

Wednesday, July 4:
7:00am Breakfast
8:00am Meet for departure to build site
9:00am - 3:00pm Build
3:00pm - 4:30pm Opening Ceremonies
5:00pm Back to hotel - rest, relax and enjoy

Thursday, July 5:
8:00am Breakfast on the bus on the way to Kingston
11:00am Port Royal - Tour and Giddy house
1:00pm Lunch at Suzy's
4:00pm Bob Marley Museum
7:00pm Ice Cream at Devon House and Courtesy Call
9:00pm Depart for Royalton White Sands

On July 5, we will take a trip into Jamaica’s Capital Kingston for a visit to the historic Port Royal. We will visit the “Giddy House” still tilted as it survived the earthquake that swallowed the city and its villainous occupants.  We will follow this with lunch at the famous seafood Gloria’s Seafood Restaurant.

Special surprises will be included.  Stay tuned.

After lunch we will experience the rhythms and history of the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road then grab some of Jamaica’s tastiest calories at the famous Devon House Ice Cream store.  Make a courtesy call and then head back to Royal Decameron Man.

The next two days will be yours to do with as you please and we return to Toronto July 7.


Located on the western end of the Palisadoes Strip, Fort Charles was built by the British after Jamaica was taken from the Spaniards. The Giddy House was constructed in 1888 as a Royal Artillery House at Fort Charles. The military stronghold was initially damaged in the earthquake that rocked ‘The Most Sinful City on Earth’ in 1692; the natural disaster sunk a large portion of Port Royal and killed thousands of residents. Fort Charles was rebuilt in 1699 on Monday, January 14, 1907, an earthquake almost leveled Kingston and Port Royal. 180 meters of the coastline had sunken as well. It was in this earthquake that much of Fort Charles and the Giddy House had been destroyed. Many of the fort’s cannons and guns sunk into the sand, its buildings and docks were badly damaged. Some areas of the fort had disappeared altogether. The Giddy House received its name from the odd angle at which the building is tilted.

Friday, July 6:
Enjoy nothing and everything on your own in Jamaica, mon!

Saturday, July 7:
Sleep in late, enjoy the sun, sea and sand
3:00pm Late Check-out
5:30pm Depart for Montego Bay Airport
Depart: Sunwing 753 Montego Bay 8:55pm
Arrive: Toronto 1:59am