Curves, the women’s fitness club, has weighed in through the Department of Children and Family Services to assist the community.
Members have once again delved deep into their pantries and pockets to donate 1,100 pounds of dry goods and boxed or bottled juices to assist needy DCFS clients. Collected over a one-month period, the goods range from food items to toiletries and paper products.
DCFS Director Deanna Lookloy and Disaster Coordinator Lynda Mitchell recently accepted the Curves donation at their Grand Harbour club from principals Diane and Robert Musselwhite and other club and staff members.
The Musselwhites noted that club members collect essential items as part of Curves’ global annual drive. In previous years, members gathered an average 1,800 pounds of goods for distribution.
‘We are once again most grateful to Curves for their generosity and to the members for their dedicated effort every year to help us,’ Ms Lookloy said. ‘Everything they donate is put to good use.’
Ms Mitchell explained that the next step in this community relief project will see DCFS social workers identifying the neediest clients in all six of Cayman’s districts before distributing the goods.
While praising the private sector’s partnership with her department, Ms Lookloy also appealed for the donation of safe storage space to hold collected goods and facilitate their distribution.