Atlantic Caribbean Union

Community Service Volunteers Fund Back-to-School Needs

Community Service Volunteers
Fund Back-to-School Needs

CIC Comm

More than CI$8,000 has been distributed by the Community Services Department of the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church to 10 schools on Grand Cayman to cover back-to-school needs such as tuition, books, lunch and uniforms for 40 children.
Accepting the cheque for distribution to schools, Chief Education Officer Lyneth Monteith said: “On behalf of the Department of Education Services and the Ministry of Education, I thank the Community Services Department of the George Town Seventh-day Adventist Church for its generosity in helping our students and their parents to prepare for the new school year.” The Chief Education Officer added: “It is commendable that the Church  supports ventures such as these and I am sure that the families are very appreciative of the support.”
Mrs. Elsie Myles, the coordinator of a team of community service volunteers who made the donation possible, said that she and her fellow volunteers had become aware of back-to-school needs of children while engaged in other community service activities.  The George Town Church also operates a soup kitchen and delivers about 500 cups of soup weekly to shut-ins, a group comprising mainly elderly and infirm persons.  The community service agency also delivers 80 food bags each month.