‘Tis the season of giving and the Lions Club of Grand Cayman is reaching out to the community for a helping hand to spread Christmas cheer.
The Christmas project has been part of the community since the initiative was started 1972 by club member John Ebanks.
Donation bins have been placed in the lobby of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue.
“This year, thanks to our community donations, we have been able to gather 600-plus toys which will be distributed to the less fortunate kids and allow them to have a memorable and wonderful start of the season,” said Heidi Anderson, chair of the club’s Christmas committee.
These donations are being spread through various events the club hosts, such as the Lighthouse School party, Sunrise Adult Training Centre luncheon and the All Island Kids Christmas party.
The club members will also deliver donated gifts to families in need on Christmas Day, so the club will continue to accept donations throughout the holiday season.
“Last weekend, on 7 December, a big group of Lions were scattered around George Town to raise funds for the needy. These funds are used mainly on the four big projects for the month of December directed by Lion Eric Anderson, second vice president, and myself,” Heidi Anderson said.
She said volunteers are also welcome to assist the club by donating their time, funds, new unwrapped toys or non-perishable goods.
This Sunday, the club will host its annual All Islands Kids Christmas party for less fortunate children, at the Lions Centre from 1pm.
The event will feature a visit from Santa Claus, a bouncy castle, food and fun with the Lions mascot Roary.
To get involved you can contact the Lions Club at [email protected]