Anguilla Children’s Fund

Our mission is to inspire the young people of the island and help them realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens through quality education in the schools and carefully chosen independent programs. In times of emergency, like hurricanes or the COVID-19 pandemic, we use the fund to buy food, water and necessary supplies for the Anguillian community.

Anguilla Children’s Fund

PRESERVING ANGUILLA FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

Do you remember your first visit to Anguilla? We certainly do – after all, it changed our lives! But we fell in love with much more than just the natural beauty of the island. We also fell in love with the remarkable warmth, kindness and good nature of the Anguillians.

The growth of tourism has indisputably improved Anguilla’s economy and enhanced the standard of living. Along with all the benefits associated with this growth come very real social issues that accompany rapid change. Children have been thrust into a world of internet and television and the economy has become dependent on income based around tourism.

Thanks to generous supporters like you, Blanchards Anguilla Children’s Fund (BACF) has been able to provide opportunities for thousands of children — promoting positive values with educational projects as well as sustaining the island during times of emergency.

We hope you will consider supporting BACF with either a one-time gift or by becoming a Friend. Together we can make a difference in Anguilla today, preserving the island for the next generation.

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PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A BACF FRIEND

Help preserve Anguilla for the next generation with a reliable source of funding for ongoing and future projects.

BACF Friend Benefits:

  • Choose an affordable monthly amount to make a greater impact in Anguilla throughout the year.
  • As a Friend, you will receive updates to monitor your impact.
  • Friends giving $50/month and more will receive a set of note cards with a mixed media woodcut print of Meads Bay by artist, Jesse Blanchard.
  • Your gift will be charged automatically each month and can be modified or canceled at any time.
  • Receive a tax-deductible year-end receipt summarizing each year’s giving.

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EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

BACF promotes positive character values, builds social and learning competencies and enhances self-esteem in children of all ages. Here are a sampling of the projects we’ve supported:

  • iSpeak Autism Society
  • Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) including the fields of construction, engineering, mechanics, hospitality, electrical and electronics
  • Fully equipped computer lab for primary school
  • Performance stage for school auditorium
  • Computers and work stations for community access
  • Junior Achievement program at high school
  • Literacy development program
  • Montessori-based pre-school
  • Beautiful Girl summer programs
  • Construction of school kitchen
  • Books for school and community libraries

Founded in 2006, Blanchards Anguilla Children’s Fund (BACF) is a recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for the children of Anguilla. BACF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

HELPING ANGUILLA IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla with a vengeance, leaving the island in ruins. The Blanchards Anguilla Children’s Fund (BACF) went to work immediately transforming Blanchards Restaurant into a relief center, providing thousands of Anguillians with basic necessities like food and water. Thanks to our generous donors, BACF was able to help repair and rebuild schools, nursing homes, and communities across the entire island.

There was no way of knowing the next disaster would be only 3 years later with a magnitude far beyond that of any hurricane. With a global pandemic at hand, BACF again responded with urgency. Our COVID-19 response included transforming Blanchards Restaurant again, but this time into a food bank. Thousands of Anguillians continue to rely on the BACF food bank today and we will help for as long as funding allows.

ALL WORKING TOGETHER

None of this would be possible without the generosity of hundreds of donors and our team in Anguilla who go beyond a typical restaurant staff to help their island community. We’re all working together, helping to preserve Anguilla for generations to come.

We hope you will consider supporting BACF with either a one-time gift or by becoming a Friend.

Yes, I’d like to Help

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