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Residents of the Strathmore Gardens Children’s Home in St. Catherine should be having a brighter Christmas this year through the efforts of the St. Catherine Parish Council and telecommunications company, LIME.
On Thursday (December 23), staff of the Parish Council will deliver toys and other gifts to the home, which were garnered through a collection drive, while LIME will donate groceries and a large assortment of clothing and other items.
Executive Secretary at the St. Catherine Parish Council, Marcia Reid, told JIS News that the home located in the Crescent area of Spanish Town, was chosen to benefit from special assistance at the urging of a co-worker, who had visited the facility and seen the areas of need. “We decided we’d do Strathmore this year, and we’ll continue to support the home,” she said.
Mrs. Reid said that the donation would go a far way in ensuring that the 44 residents of the home, whose ages range from 18 months to 20 years, would enjoy a brighter Christmas.
She promised that a “bigger and better” event is being planned for the home for 2011. “Next year, we’ll get our members together to go out there for the entire day. We’ll also organise to do some grooming of the children,” she said.
Deputy Mayor, Councillor Owen Palmer, is expected to participate in tomorrow’s handing over.