This journey began in 2017 in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria, which devastated the Virgin Islands. Since then, the effort has continuously evolved and expanded as we work to reach more people and have a deeper impact on our community.

First, we want to thank our volunteers and committee members who have provided much needed passion and steam to keep the momentum going. We have a five-member committee, all of whom are local employees from our sponsor company, Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP.

Together, they help determine the best use of our charitable funds, how to make it go as far as possible and to those most in need. Those committee members also help enlist other Cane Bay employees or community members to join us in volunteer activities around the community. For example, this year we supported the St. Croix Environmental Association’s Coast Weeks beach clean up with volunteers, as well as at events like the Agricultural Fair and Mango Melee.

We’d also like to thank our founders and board members, namely Kirk Chewning and David Johnson, who have made all this possible by financially and administratively supporting this effort in addition to the charitable giving by Cane Bay Partners. They, like us, what to do everything in their power to support our community.

Contributions from Cane Bay Cares in 2019:

  • Volunteered at Ag Fair
  • Volunteered at Mango Melee
  • Volunteered at a beach cleanup
  • Volunteered at teacher appreciation event
  • Trained 20 teachers in project-based learning
  • Donation to the VIPD for their ATV unit
  • Donation to the World Ocean School
  • Donation to Arthur Richards School for supplies
  • Donation to Good Hope Country Day School fun run
  • Donation to LSS for holiday party
  • Donation to DHS for holiday party
  • Donation to DHS for senior citizen parade
  • Sponsored several after school classes at Complex and Woodson:
    • Engineering
    • VI Culture
    • Songs of protest
    • Civics
    • Sailing
    • Computer coding
    • Media production


Contributions from Cane Bay Partners in 2019:

  • Territorial Scholarship Fund
  • Junior Achievement of the VI
  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • University of the Virgin Islands Medical School
  • World Ocean School – Roseway
  • Croix Central High School
  • Croix Educational Complex
  • DOE – EDC Initiative
  • Cultivation Inclusion Project
  • Good Hope Country Day School
  • Croix Dolphins
  • Mary’s Catholic Church
  • Patrick’s School Library
  • Free Will Baptist School
  • Croix Women Initiative
  • Caribbean Centers for Boys and Girls of the VI
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Queen Louise Home for Children
  • VI Boy Scouts
  • Special Olympics
  • Frederiksted Community Boating
  • VI Triathlon – Children Bike Project
  • Project Promise
  • VIPD Golf Tournament
  • VIPD Saturated Patrol
  • Croix Foundation
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Police Athletic League
  • Croix Ironman Triathlon
  • VI Bowling Federation
  • Croix Animal Welfare Center
  • Animal Jam
  • Croix Christmas Boat Parade
  • Patrick’s Day Parade
  • George Village Botanical Garden
  • The C.O.R.E. Foundation

A final thank you to everyone in the community who either directly or indirectly supports our efforts. Even just with a social media like – it all counts. We need you now and we will need you as we go strong and motivated to do even more good in 2020.

Have a happy and blessed New Year!