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February 11, 2014
Pre-school gets aid from Helping Hands

Overseas based non-profit organisation SVG Helping Hands Inc has donated school supplies to the Miranda Pre-School, as part of its ongoing assistance to local institutions.{{more}}

The supplies, which include toys, food items, clothing and toiletries were delivered to the Frenches based school on January 31st.

Proprietor of the pre-school Anita Ralph, a certified educator and counsellor, said the supplies would enhance learning through play and assist with the school’s parent training sessions, which the school also offers.

She said she was pleased with the speedy response of the SVG Helping Hands Inc, noting that once she had sent her request and documentation to prove her legitimacy, they were prompt with the assistance. Ralph said it was admirable that the organization was established by Vincentians living overseas who have not forgotten to give back to the land of their birth.

Local representative of SVG Helping Hands Inc Sheron Charles, who handed over the barrel, explained that the organization was established by three cousins Susan Child-Ellis, Sally Regisford-Charleston and Natasha Bullock-Odero, who live in California, USA, and wanted to make a difference.

Charles said the organization has made several donations of medical equipment to the nation’s main hospital, Milton Cato Memorial, and has so far made donations of 100 barrels to various learning and special care institutions throughout the country, such as the Bread of Life, Lewis Punnett Home, St Benedict’s Day Nursery & Children’s Home, Vinsave, Our Lady of Guadeloupe Home for Girls, Liberty Lodge Home for Boys and the School for Children with Special Needs.

She said the founders of SVG Helping Hands Inc passionately look for ways to raise funds and support the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines through already established institutions that attend to the various needs of the people.

To learn more about the SVG Helping Hands Inc log onto http://www.svghh.org/ or check out SVGHH on http://photobucket.com/ or call Sheron Charles at (784)-527-0581