The Commonwealth Youth Club, established in the Cayman Islands in 2001, recently celebrated its 100th meeting.
Serving those in need, the youth service club assists the Cayman Islands Red Cross with an unexpected humanitarian project to complete its 100th meeting.
This was by providing helping hands to Cuban refugees with basic necessities such as clothes, shoes, and linens donated by Foster’s Food Fair.
The CYC effort was led by Clubite Carolina Ferreira, operations manager of the Cayman Islands Red Cross
Foster’s Food Fair’s Woody Foster generously donated toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
The CYC members assisted by packing boxes with the supplies and then helped deliver them to where the Cubans were located.
‘It was really great to spend our 100th meeting helping those in need,’ said CYC’s Public Relations Officer, Tanya Ebanks.
‘When we went there and saw the men, women, and children we were helping it really put things into perspective. It really showed me that so many people in the world are dealing with issues we don’t have to face here in Cayman.’
In addition to assisting the Cuban Refugees, other recent CYC projects have included planting over CI$200 worth of trees at the East End Primary School, donating to the NCVO telethon, assisting with the Crisis Centre’s Jingle Bell Run and donating books and funds to local primary school libraries. All of CYC’s projects seek to promote Commonwealth values and to empower young Caymanians to be agents of change in the community.
For more information about the Commonwealth Youth Club contact club president Dorothy Scott at 925-7323.