After-school programme gets boost

The East End United Church
After-School Programme has received a donation of more than $3,000 from the
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.

The donation, presented recently at
Cost-U-Less in Seven Mile Beach, is the result of Rotary’s fundraising efforts
throughout the year for which Cost-U-Less donated items. The Department of
Children and Family Service brokered the donation.

East End United Church pastor Louis
Sully thanked the DCFS and the Rotary Club for their generosity and dedication.

“This donation will help to provide
snacks and other resources for the children for the next three months,” Rev.
Sully said. “We are most appreciative of this gesture and wish both organisations
God’s continued blessing on their work in communities across the Cayman

Among those attending the
presentation were DCFS Director Deanna Look Loy, Disaster Services Coordinator
Lynda Mitchell, East End Community Development Officer Delmira Bodden and
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman President Lori McRae. 

Others present included Rotary’s
Community Services Director Justin Bodden and Cost-U-Less Store Manager Guy

The East End United After-School
Programme, which was re-established in January, serves up to 40 children. 

Ms Bodden, who works closely with
the church on the effort, said the programme provides homework assistance, arts
and crafts, woodwork and computer training, and other activities to keep youngsters
positively engaged while their parents finish the work day. 

Rotary Club President Lori McRae
said the donation is part of Rotary’s New Generation programme, which is
focused on supporting youth development initiatives.

“We are happy to be able to help
this very deserving programme,” Ms McRae said.

DCFS Disaster Services Coordinator
Lynda Mitchell said: “We always try to work with community organisations to ensure
that programmes that are making a difference will be given the help they need.”