The Leo Club of Grand Cayman chose to celebrate the worldwide Leo International Day on 5 December by supporting Cayman charity Acts of Random Kindness. The nonprofit youth organisation for people ages 18 to 30 made a donation of $500 to ARK.
“The Leo Club of Grand Cayman have shown acts of kindness of many years and the fact that there is an organisation with the same purpose to serve their community with the same amount of love and kindness it was a majority vote by the Leo Club board of directors to make a generous monetary donation to Cayman’s ARK,” said Leo Ainsley Thomas, treasurer of the Leo Club of Grand Cayman.
“We are sincerely grateful for the generous donation from the Leo Club and will use this for our annual Christmas “Giving is Receiving” project – the funds will be used to purchase food vouchers to go out with our food bags. Thank you so much for your kind efforts,” said Tara Nielsen, one of the founders Cayman’s ARK.
The youth generated Leo Club of Grand Cayman club was established under the sponsorship of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman in 1975. It is the only youth service organisation consistently serving the Cayman Islands. Over the years, the Leo Club of Grand Cayman has made numerous contributions to the quality of life and to the people of the Cayman Islands through projects and fundraisers, said Andrica Bailey, club secretary.
The similar aims shared by the Leo Club and ARK was the reason for selecting the charity as the beneficiary of the Leo International Day donation.