New Amsterdam children, families benefit from donations

first_imgWith the new school term swiftly approaching, several children attending nursery, primary and secondary schools in New Amsterdam were beneficiaries of school uniforms and hampers donated by non-profit organisations and churches.The Community Services Department of the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church at Philadelphia Street New Amsterdam distributed twenty school uniforms and six food hampers to children, while six families also received food hampers.Leader of the Community Services Department, Sherry Ross-Henry, explained that the donation of uniforms is an annual initiative that has been ongoing for twelve years and targets single-parent families or the less fortunate.“We are hoping that by next year we can double the amount to give to our community,” she explained.Seventh-day Adventist donationMeanwhile, on Tuesday, members of the Guyana Wives Association (GWA), presented school uniforms to more than eighty students of the Smithfield Drop-in Centre in New Amsterdam.Group member Danecia David-Bynoe said the organisation has six members who all are wives and were born in Guyana. The Guyana Wives Association, she added, is a non-profit organisation based in New York and is established to “give to the less fortunate.”Davis-Bynoe further stated that the GWA held fundraisers to raise funds to offset its expenses. She noted that last year the organisation donated backpacks to children, and thus decided to change things up in 2018 by providing school uniforms.“It is something that we do every year as a form of giving back. The mandate is to give back to those kids whose parents necessarily might not be able to give them the things that they need, so the idea is to ensure that these children go to school,” Davis-Bynoe said.Additionally, similar activities by the Guyana Wives Association are being down in towns throughout the country.last_img

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