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Angelica’s story: ‘I feel like giving up’

When Angelica Thompson-Miller lost her job in the first days of the pandemic, it was just the beginning of her problems.

NAU complaints log highlights frustration and desperation

Seething with anger, frustration and, in some cases, pure desperation, emails sent to the Needs Assessment Unit – released to the Cayman Compass following an open records request – paint a picture of struggle and stress amid the pandemic.

Fitzgerald runs hotel-room half marathon

To fight the monotony of quarantine, Daniel Fitzgerald decided to do something productive, and wound up running a half marathon for charity up and down the length of his hotel room.

Cayman couple shares ‘blessings’

Before the COVID-19 crisis hit Cayman’s tourism sector, Lisha and Tom Watling made their living operating Cayman Kayaks. With lockdown measures in March, however, came...

Scotiabank donates $25,000 to Cayman ARK

Scotiabank presented a $25,000 cheque to Cayman Acts of Random Kindness on Friday, 11 Sept., to help local families who need assistance due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Returning Nicaraguans settle in at home

For Norlan Jimenez Gutierrez, life is beginning to return to normal, as one of 60 Nicaraguans who were on a recent repatriation flight from Cayman.

Robotics flash camp opens new world for students

Participants in the Acts of Random Kindness Mentor Educate and Reinforce programme found their spark for science as they participated in a robotics flash camp this weekend.

‘Humanitarian crisis’ grows as thousands depend on charity

Grand Cayman is facing a growing 'humanitarian crisis', with potentially thousands of people now dependent on emergency food kitchens that have sprung up at empty restaurants across the island.
Tara Nielsen, of ARK (pictured with a family that the charity supports) is seeking donations to help support those in need.

Charity seeks support to help needy

Charity Acts of Random Kindness is mobilising to help support families in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Hundreds live in unfit housing

Hundreds of families in the Cayman Islands are living in sub-standard housing, according to charity Acts of Random Kindness.

A home for the holidays

The Cayman Islands community got together to repair and refurbish a local family's rundown home.

Acts of Random Kindness expanding its education programme

Beaming with pride, Lianni Heslop reads aloud for the camera. A year ago she would have struggled with the words and would not have had the confidence to read for an audience.

Young runner raises funds for education

A teenage athlete is planning to run around the island to raise money to sponsor the education costs of underprivileged children.

Charity project aims to lift children out of poverty

An innovative new charity project aims to reverse trends in poverty by enticing some of Cayman’s biggest companies to invest in education for underprivileged children.
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Rise in welfare linked to cost of living

The number of Caymanian families receiving help with food and rent payments from government rose sharply in 2017, according to the government’s latest Compendium of Statistics.

Hotels a last resort for homeless families in Cayman

Social services are increasingly using Grand Cayman hotels as emergency housing for homeless families.

Tap into your Zen for charity

Yoga is a well-respected form of exercise, while allowing practitioners to get in touch with their inner selves and allowing them to relax when under stress.

Teacher takes on 10,000-mile rally for charity

An adventurous former teacher is joining a 10,000-mile rally across Europe and Asia to raise money for a Cayman Islands charity.

Community helps rebuild home for single mom, daughter

As home transformations go, they do not come much more life-changing than this. Little over a month ago, Treasan Myles stood in the tumble-down bedroom she shares with her 5-year-old daughter, Kelana, crouching under the ramshackle timber roof.

Saturday fundraiser for charity Acts of Random Kindness at Salty’s

Charity Acts of Random Kindness is hosting a community barbecue and fundraiser at Salty’s in Grand Harbour on Saturday.

Friday Irish Jog kicks off St. Patrick’s Day festivities

The 26th Annual 5k Irish Jog took place Friday, with green-clad, shamrock-toting runners and walkers flocking to the Britannia area to participate in the yearly event.

‘There is no way to walk away from this’

Five-year-old Kelana Myles plays in the dusty front yard outside the ramshackle timber home she shares with her mother and grandfather in central George Town.

Summer camp nears reality for low-income youngsters

A fundraiser to send low-income children to summer camp has gathered momentum, but support is still needed to expand the initiative.
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Summer camps sought for low-income students

Cayman-based charity Acts of Random Kindness is working to provide a fun, safe summer for low-income children who may not have access to extracurricular activities.

Anonymous donor gives $50,000 to Cayman’s ARK

A local nonprofit with a mission to perform random acts of kindness in Cayman has recently been the recipient of a major random act of kindness itself.

Cayman Kitefest breezes into Kaibo on Monday

Enjoy a family fun day with a difference at this Easter Monday’s Cayman Kitefest at Kaibo beach. The annual event, from 1-5 p.m., will benefit Cayman’s ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) charity.

Cubans crowd overflow detention centers

Community centers across the eastern districts are being used as overspill facilities to house Cuban migrants because of the sheer numbers arriving on Cayman’s shores.

Businessman steps up to help foreclosure family

A kind-hearted businessman has donated more than $20,000 to pay a year’s worth of rent for retired post office worker Emily Seymour, who lost her home to foreclosure.

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