When Resa O’Reilly, founder and president of St. Croix non-profit Project Promise, plans a vacation, she never makes it “just about her.” As someone who is absolutely dedicated to Project Promise’s vision of bringing about positive change in our world, she always looks for ways to make a positive impact on the local children while she is there. O’Reilly’s recent birthday trip to Cuba was an excellent example of this.
Project Promise’s Caterpillar students drove across America this summer to make an impact on communities outside of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Caterpillars touched down in New York with stops in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California
Project Promise announced their gifting of close to $10,000 to educate 30 children in South Africa for an entire year.
During this trip, O’Reilly decided to sponsor two children but upon return to St. Croix, she raised the funds to sponsor all the children.
Last year, Resa O’Reilly, founder and president of St. Croix’s non-profit Project Promise, took a group of local teens and their chaperones on a life-changing road trip across America. The “2019 Summer of Service” trip combined sightseeing and learning with multiple community service projects, including spending time getting to know the residents at Clair House, which is a 62-unit senior housing facility in Chicago. Now these teens are building on the connections they forged by sending uplifting letters of hope and encouragement during the coronavirus pandemic.
Project Promise’s Caterpillar students have turned their Creative Expression beading project into a community service outreach. Officials from Project Promise announced this week that monies raised by the program’s students will be used to cover the cost of school insurance for more than 40 students in need at Lew Muckle Elementary School.