The University College of the Cayman Islands recently had success with its first giant gift box project, donating toys and books to the children of Miss Nadine’s Pre-School just before Christmas.
For many years, faculty, staff and students have been involved in various civic organisations and outreach programmes. This year, they filled two huge boxes with toys and other goodies.
“On behalf of the children at Miss Nadine’s Pre-School, we thank everyone at UCCI for the toys that were donated. They sure put smiles on the faces of our students and helped to brighten their day,” said the principal, Caroline Ebanks.
She also said the donation was especially appreciated since Miss Nadine’s is a nonprofit organisation that relies heavily on the support of the community to sustain their projects. The preschool caters to around 70 children from six months to 4 years old.
“We’re very grateful that the first giant gift box project was a success,” said Kristel Galimba, director of marketing, public relations and alumni at UCCI. “It was truly heartwarming to see the magic of Christmas unfold with every present that was donated and afterwards seeing the children’s faces light up with joy and excitement.
“We’re hoping that we can do this for kids around the island every year.”