Staff of Maples and Calder and MaplesFS donated more than 100 gifts to Cayman’s children in need over the 2010 holidays.
According to the Department of Children and Family Services, there are more than 8,000 individuals living in dire conditions on Grand Cayman. Unfortunately, the majority of these individuals are children ranging from infants to teenagers.
Throughout December, Maples encouraged employees to dig a little deeper when Christmas shopping and pick up an extra gift for a boy or a girl. This year, the aim was to focus on teenagers as they are usually the ones left without gifts during Christmas. The money raised from staff dress down days in December was also donated to the Department to buy additional gifts for children in Cayman. Lynda Mitchell, disaster services coordinator, said, “A tremendous thank you to Maples’ staff for their ongoing support to [the Department of Children and Family Services].”
Deanna Look Loy, director of Children and Family Services, said, “The Department of Children and Family Services would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Maples and Calder and MaplesFS for its donation of cash and gifts which contributed to making several of the islands’ needy families have an enjoyable Christmas.”
The gifts were delivered for distribution over the Christmas holidays.