Over the holiday season, Curves gym provided Christmas cheer to the women and children of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
Gym members and staff brought in a multitude of donations including toiletries, clothing and gifts for Christmas.
Curves also collected monetary donations from members and staff to help provide groceries and household goods for the CICC, stated a press release.
In addition, Curves gym provided sponsorship for the CICC’s Fifth Annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run. The event, held last December, proved to be one of the most successful, with Curves staff registering participants for the event.
Nina Scott, acting director of the Cayman Islands Crisis Center, remarked, ‘Thanks to Curves, we had the highest level of participation for the Jingle Bell Walk/Run. In addition, we were able to provide over 17 former clients as well as the clients in shelter and their children with wonderful Christmas gifts.
‘The CICC is very grateful to the team at Curves for giving so generously to the organization. Not only did they donate items and sponsorship, but they donated their time and effort to this cause.’
The Crisis Center is a non-profit organization which provides safe shelter for abused women and children. The CICC also has a 24-hour confidential Crisis Hotline (943-2422) where persons can call and talk to someone with their concerns including but not limited to domestic abuse, sexual abuse, parenting, and stress as well as to get referrals to the agencies that can help.
The organization also provides community outreach and informational services on issues surrounding family violence and sexual abuse.