Women’s Club Bermuda Supports Charities

June 18, 2014

The International Women’s Club Bermuda recently handed out grants to three worthy charities. International Women’s Club Bermuda’s President Gillian Keresse presented cheques to the Coalition for the Protection of Children, Tomorrow’s Voices, and the St. George’s Foundation, with the donations totalling $7,000.

A spokesperson said, “Kelly Hunt of the Coalition for the Protection of Children [CPC] received $3,000 for the Breakfast for Every Child Program. It is their goal to ensure that Bermuda’s underprivileged children start the day ready to learn.

“This ongoing program continues to improve student capacity and willingness to learn by enhancing nutrition available to them. A sit down breakfast is served by CPC staff and volunteers beginning at 7.00am each morning.

“This includes milk, cereal, juice, yogurt, and fruit. The program not only provides an important, nutritious start to the day, but it allows children to engage with volunteers in a positive, interactive, and encouraging manner.

“This addresses the problem of poverty and unemployment as it relates to the overall health and development of Bermuda’s children. Parents without income simply cannot provide proper nutrition for their children with the cost of food steadily rising.

“Thea Furbert of Tomorrow’s Voices received $2,000 for the purchase of a touch screen computer to enable children to use PC programs where they have problems with their fine motor skills. This PC will also be used by staff to collect and process data as well as write client programs.

“Dr. Charlotte Andrews of the St. George’s Foundation received $2,000 for signage for the upcoming World Heritage Centre exhibition of historic panoramic paintings by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, being conserved and restored by Margaret Smith in partnership with the St. George’s Historical Society and the Corporation of St. George’s.”

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