Families of children with disabilities receive ‘quarantine care packages’


(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:

  1. Schoonord Learning Centre for Diverse Needs School
  2. Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre 
  3. Diamond Special Needs School 
  4. No. 8 Primary School 
  5. St. Barnabas Special School 
  6. Harold B. Davis Special Needs School 
  7. Resource Unit for Special Needs Children (Linden) 
  8. New Amsterdam Special Needs School 
  9. Sophia Special School 
  10. Guyana Council of Organizations for Persons with Disabilities – Ganesh 
  11. David Rose School 

As well as families identified through the Guyana Adoption Board.

Some of the supplies that were donated (Photo: United Women for Special Children)

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:

2 Brothers

Alana King – Toucan ,

Arianna Pereira & Denise Fernandes

Armando Gomez

Aveeka Narine

Beharry Group of Companies

Bernie’s Pharmacy

Beverly Harper – Ansa Mcal

Bistro Cafe & Bar

Briony Tiwari

Builders Lumber Yard

Carib Foods

Carlotta Alphonso


Chetram Brothers Sawmill

Corinne Locke – Howard Ashley

C&L Construction Inc.

C&V Caribbean Shipping Ltd.

Distribution Services Ltd / Nestle Caribbean

Denise Dias

Desinco Group of Companies


Faiaz Ali

Farrah Ally

Fire Side Grill

Imam Bacchus & Company

In memory of late Bernadette, Ivan & Junior Backreedy

In memory of late Haroon Hussain

Javed Ali

Kares Engineering Inc.

Kings Jewellery World

Krishtopher Beepat

LeeAnn Jabour – Tiny Toes and Fairy Tales

Maisa DaSilva

Medi Care Pharmacy

Patrick Prashad

Prem’s Electrical Store

Raf’s Variety Store

Ramsay Ali – Sterling Products

Readymix Concrete Ltd

  1. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies

Saj Rice Group Inc

Samantha Caceres

Sarah Ibrahim

Shelly Bhagwandin

Sindi Camacho

Singh & Singh Legal Practitioners


Sri Sathya Sai international Organisation

Stephen Jeffrey


Umami Inc – Chris Persaud

V&V Distributors

Yasmeen A.

Yasmeen Alim

Zoon Inc.

We hope that by sharing the details of the exercise, pictures and a few video clips you will see how many


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