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Soroptimist International provides gift bags to women in prison

Soroptimist International provides gift bags to women in prison
FROM RIGHT to left: Soroptimist International Member, Ms. Avyeng Murphy; Superintendent of Prisons, Timothy Hazelwood; President Soroptimist International SVG, Ms. Ikarmola Laborbe; and Matron Cassandra McFee

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Female inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison received gift bags from Soroptimist International SVG (SISVG) as an Easter token, a release stated.

Founded on October 3, 1921, Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

On Friday, April 1, 2021, Ikarmola Laborde, President of Soroptimist International SVG handed over a quantity of gift bags containing female accouchements, toiletries and snacks to Cassandra McFee, matron at the female prison during a brief ceremony.

Laborde said her organization thought it befitting to remember the females at Easter, so they embarked on a mission to provide the female prisoners with gift bags as a token of their love, support and appreciation for women throughout the world. She said although it was a small gesture, she hoped it goes a long way and further expressed a willingness to work along with the female prison in the future In accepting the gift bags, matron Cassandra McFee expressed gratitude

to Soroptimist international SVG on behalf of Superintendent of Prisons, Timothy Hazelwood and the staff at Her Majesty’s Prison for their generosity. She said the timely donation will go a long way to help meet the needs of the female inmates.

She said they look forward for a continued relationship and expressed optimism about the future undertakings between both organizations.