On behalf of clients, the MaplesFS Community Services Committee donated more than US$105,000 to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations of the Cayman Islands.
The Council’s projects include a foster care home, preschool and lunch support programme for students in need. In addition, it provides small welfare grants, such as pocket money, for a few residents of The Pines Retirement Home who have no other source of income, and gives donations to people throughout the community who are experiencing severe problems due to personal hardship or tragedy.
The Council currently supports 15 students from different schools through the lunch support programme, which ensures a daily lunch and snack for needy children who would otherwise go without. The Council also supports families undergoing hardship with items such as school uniforms, shoes and book bags. Alta Bodden-Solomon said, “We at the NCVO are grateful and humbled by this donation. Contributions like these allow us the opportunity to help those most in need, through the support and generosity of kind, caring persons and entities. The NCVO is committed to the service and support of our community, and continued funding is needed to facilitate existing and new projects. We encourage everyone to give whether it be monetary or personal time.”
MaplesFS is a specialised fiduciary and fund services provider and has close ties to Maples and Calder international law firm. Both have offices in Cayman.