“Walk with Grace” raises funds for school and Cayman Crisis Centre as part of zero-tolerance bullying policy
More than 150 Grace Christian Academy students, family and friends participated in the sixth annual “Walk with Grace” family walk fundraiser on Saturday, 21 April along Seven Mile Beach, raising nearly $8,000 for school capital projects and $800 for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
“We incorporate donating to local charities as part of our school fundraising, with the knowledge that giving to charity at an early age proves to be an excellent template for the children as they get older,” said Denise Ebanks, president of the Grace Christian Academy PTA Board of Directors. “Each time these donations are made, we make sure the students learn about the charity they are supporting, and the value of their donations.”
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, which provides safe and temporary shelter for abused women and their children, was chosen the designated charity in part because of its support of the school’s zero tolerance policy on bullying. Other organisations the school has donated to in the past include Cayman Hospice, Kiwanis Buy a Kid a Breakfast programme, Heifer International, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and The National Trust’s Blue Iguana Recovery program.
Participants gathered for a picnic after the walk.
Founded in 1996, Grace Christian Academy, which offers a programme curriculum for pre-kindergarten through Year 12, promotes excellence in Christian education, community service and leadership.