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Church donates school supplies

| 23/08/2017 | 0 Comments
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(L-R) Pastor Reinaldo Dracket, Nicki Samuels, Cassandra Fearon and Austin Harris at the fun day

(CNS Local Life): The Adventist Church distributed 260 backpacks and 45 packets of school supplies to scores of children who turned out for an end-of-summer fun day Sunday, 20 August, at the Airport Park. The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists funded the backpacks and member churches donated the supplies. The children were also treated to refreshments and entertainment, including a bouncing castle.

At the opening ceremony, MLA Austin Harris, who serves as Councillor to the Ministry of Community Affairs, spoke on behalf of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the minister.

Harris thanked the Adventist Conference for inviting him and noted his pleasure at being a part of an initiative to “ensure our young people are equipped for a life-time of learning”, stated a church press release.

Representing the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Cassandra Fearon acknowledged previous partnerships over many years with the Adventist community services department, singling out Angela Hall, who has been the main coordinator of collaborations with the DCFS.

Nicki Samuels, on behalf of the Department of Education Services, thanked the volunteers for mitigating what for many parents is a real hardship, as they struggle to provide their children with school supplies as the new school year approaches. She also spoke of the holistic approach in combining the giveaway with fun activities for the children.

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