(June 8, 2021) The United Women for Special Children have recently been engaged in a community outreach exercise which saw 207 families of differently abled youths receiving quarantine care packages.
Over the past year we have received multiple requests in isolation for support for various families who were struggling to provide the basic needs to simply make it through the month.
It was decided that we would reach out to our schools and organizations that we work with closely and have them identify and provide us with 20 names (families) with differently abled persons who are struggling financially to make ends meet. We collected 207 names.
Subsequently we approached our friends, business communities, donors and sponsors and described what we were trying to accomplish.
The response was overwhelming. We explained that we were hoping to spend $10,000 on each hamper and would they be willing to sponsor a hamper. Needless to say, the generosity of our community is boundless. We managed to raise the 10k needed per hamper as well as receive in actual hamper items thereby increasing the value of the hamper exponentially.
Because of their kindness 207 hampers were distributed from the 30th May to the 4th June, 2021 to the following schools:
- Schoonord Learning Centre for Diverse Needs School
- Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre
- Diamond Special Needs School
- No. 8 Primary School
- St. Barnabas Special School
- Harold B. Davis Special Needs School
- Resource Unit for Special Needs Children (Linden)
- New Amsterdam Special Needs School
- Sophia Special School
- Guyana Council of Organizations for Persons with Disabilities – Ganesh
- David Rose School
As well as families identified through the Guyana Adoption Board.
This could not have been accomplished without the generosity of and all the persons and companies that contributed whether in cash or kind to this exercise and we cannot begin to express our gratitude. We would like to thank in no specific order the following persons and companies without which this exercise would not have been successful:
Alana King – Toucan ,
Arianna Pereira & Denise Fernandes
Beharry Group of Companies
Beverly Harper – Ansa Mcal
Bistro Cafe & Bar
Builders Lumber Yard
Chetram Brothers Sawmill
Corinne Locke – Howard Ashley
C&L Construction Inc.
C&V Caribbean Shipping Ltd.
Distribution Services Ltd / Nestle Caribbean
Desinco Group of Companies
Fire Side Grill
Imam Bacchus & Company
In memory of late Bernadette, Ivan & Junior Backreedy
In memory of late Haroon Hussain
Kares Engineering Inc.
Kings Jewellery World
LeeAnn Jabour – Tiny Toes and Fairy Tales
Medi Care Pharmacy
Prem’s Electrical Store
Raf’s Variety Store
Ramsay Ali – Sterling Products
Readymix Concrete Ltd
- Jagmohan Hardware Supplies
Saj Rice Group Inc
Singh & Singh Legal Practitioners
Sri Sathya Sai international Organisation
Umami Inc – Chris Persaud
We hope that by sharing the details of the exercise, pictures and a few video clips you will see how many