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Curves Aids the Community

DCFS Director Deanna Lookloy (second from left) and DCFS Disaster Coordinator Lynda Mitchell (fourth from left) accept donations from Curves' Diane Musselwhite, accompanied by staff members Love Giyangan (left) and Mia Cruz.

Curves, the women's fitness club, has weighed in through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to assist the community.

Members have once again delved deep into their hearts, pantries and pockets to donate 1,100 lbs of dry goods and boxed/bottled juices to assist needy DCFS clients. Collected over a one-month period, the goods range from food items to toiletries and paper products.

DCFS Director Deanna Lookloy and Disaster Coordinator Lynda Mitchell recently accepted the Curves donation at their Grand Harbour club from principals Diane and Robert Musselwhite, as well as other club and staff members.

The Musselwhites noted that club members collect essential items as part of Curves' global annual drive. In previous years, members gathered an average 1,800 lbs. of goods for distribution.

"We are once again most grateful to Curves for their generosity and to the members for their dedicated effort every year to help us," Ms Lookloy said. "Everything they donate is put to good use."

Ms Mitchell explained that the next step in this community relief project will see DCFS social workers identifying the neediest clients in all six of Cayman's districts, before they distribute the goods.

While praising the private sector's partnership with her department, Ms Lookloy also appealed for the donation of safe storage space to hold collected goods and facilitate their distribution.

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