Residents of the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home will soon have a new computer and recreation room thanks in part to HSBC Cayman.
The bank recently facilitated the donation of US$4,925, to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations facility, which can accommodate up to 10 children from birth to 16 years of age in residential care.
The donated funds, from an HSBC client’s charitable trust, will be used to convert the facility’s attic into a computer and recreation room for residents. This space is urgently needed, as residents currently do not have a space suited as a recreational and study area. The conversion will also give the facility a high room in the event of flooding.
NCVO CEO Janice Wilson said: ‘This donation is greatly appreciated. With this project, we aim to augment and improve upon our existing facilities to better serve the residents’ needs.’.
HSBC Cayman CEO Gonzalo Jalles was happy for the bank to facilitate the donation: ‘HSBC Cayman is pleased to support the NCVO with this project as an area for computer use, study and recreation will undoubtedly increase the quality of life for residents. We understand that the NCVO relies heavily on donations and fundraising activities to complete projects such as this one and are happy to be able to help,’ he said.
The foster home currently cares for nine children aged four to 15 years residing full-time at the home. The children are placed in the foster home for care and protection through the Department of Children and Family Services and the courts either on a short-term or long-term placement according to individual circumstances.