Thanks to students at John Gray High School, the Meals on Wheels Foundation has $600 more in the pot.
Recently the local press highlighted the plight affecting the future of Meals on Wheels in Grand Cayman as the organization had run out of funds. Local companies and individuals have been stepping up to the plate to help out and students at the high school decided to lend a helping hand by participating in a dress down day.
Pupils were asked to contribute $3 to help support the program, which provides meals to the elderly and shut-ins, many of whom face financial or physical challenges.
At the school, Meals on Wheels organizer Beulah McField accepted the check from head Boy Matthew Welds, head girl Janelle Syms and Principal Lyneth Monteith.
“Meals on Wheels is totally grateful for the donation. It is wonderful and heartwarming that people never consider themselves too young to become a part of a good cause and my heart goes out to them,” said Ms McField.
Principal Monteith was just as pleased to see students come through for the cause.
“One of the aims for students is to instill a sense of community spirit and empathy for the less fortunate and the elderly. The students are encouraged to develop these attributes in various ways and for this cause I decided on using a dress down day,” she said.