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School Supplies for Students

Two local women's clubs recently came together to make back-to-school brighter for children.

The Business and Professional Women's (BPW), and the Young Business and Professional Women's (YBPW) clubs recently donated school supplies to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for distribution.

In making the presentation, BPW President Velma Powery-Hewitt noted that the economic downturn requires professional organisations and clubs to increase their help efforts.

"There are many children in our community who need equipment for learning, and we feel that we have a responsibility to respond in these difficult times," she said.

YBPW Club Chairman Tulsi Bodden explained that the two women's clubs held a fundraiser at Foster's Food Fair at the Strand. "We received contributions from both companies and individuals," she said.

"Donations came from Cayman Shoe Shop, the Phoenix Group, the Security Centre Limited staff, First Caribbean Bank, and children who attend the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," she said.

DCFS Director Deanna Look Loy thanked the membership of both clubs for their interest in and compassion for Cayman's children.

"Your giving is welcome, particularly during this time of economic uncertainty," she said, adding that the supplies will be divided equally among children in all six districts.


For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver