Backpacks

Employees of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas celebrate filling 60 backpacks with school supplies for foster children in the Virgin Islands.

Each August for the past decade, employees of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas have come together to collect school supplies for students in need, having donated more than 650 backpacks over the years.

Now in its 10th year, the resort’s partnership with the V.I. Department of Human Services Foster Care Division sees the donation of more than 60 backpacks filled with pencils, rulers, folders, binders and other back-to-school essentials to students in foster care.