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Cayman Islands Government

Spiritual School Supplies

(L-R) Social Work Manager Leanora Wynter-Young; DCFS Director Deanna Look Loy and Disaster Services Coordinator Lynda Mitchell display some of the school supplies donated by a local church.

A local congregation's quiet generosity has ensured that a number of children will be adequately supplied when they return to school in September.

Church members recently donated school bags, notebooks and other school supplies to Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Director Deanna Look Loy and her staff at the department's Eastern Avenue headquarters.

A grateful Mrs. Look Loy said the donors, who wish to remain anonymous, initially provided proper attire for a child on work experience. Hearing of more pressing needs, they also chose to donate school supplies.

Seeking additional help in this time of economic challenges, the Director is encouraging other church congregations and corporate sponsors to step forward. "These days, some families are simply unable to properly equip their children for school," she said.

Donations of books, school uniforms, shoes and socks and other supplies will be received centrally and distributed through DCFS offices on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac.

The DCFS is also seeking monthly sponsors for school lunches. Donations can be paid either to the department or directly to the schools. While recipients will not be named, donors can learn their gender and ages if they choose.

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For further information contact: Bina Mani