Thursday 22 August, 2019

Kiwanis Clubs donate over 300 toys to Kingston institutions

Kiwanis members at a recently handed over the toys to Adonijah Group of Schools.

Kiwanis members at a recently handed over the toys to Adonijah Group of Schools.

Kiwanis Clubs in Division 23 East recently handed over 300 toys to six Kingston-based institutions that cater to special needs ranging from cerebral palsy, autism and learning disabilities.

Division 23 East members sourced the toys from Florida-based Basic Fun, Inc., a global marketer of classic and innovative children’s entertainment products.

The institutions that received the toys valued at US$4,000 were Mustard Seeds My Father’s House, Promise Learning Centre, Adonijah Group of Schools, Jamaica Association of Children with Learning Disabilities, Stimulation Plus, and Bethlehem Children’s Home.

Kiwanis Club members at theJamaica Association of Children with Learning Disabilities, where the group handed over Basic Fun toys to the children.

The toys provided by Basic Fun allow individuals with disabilities to interact with the world in a way that makes sense. They also help loved ones join in on the play and learn about these different viewpoints
Kiwanis, in collaboration with Food For The Poor offices in Jamaica and Florida, was able to ship the toys into the island. 

Division 23 East under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Pamela Rodney White, adopted the theme “Championing the cause for service, growth and persons living with disabilities” in support of the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJs) commitment to increase accessibility and upliftment of persons with disabilities (Vision 2030 – Persons with Disabilities Sector Plan). 

Kiwanis Clubs in Division 23 East were charged to create projects and seek opportunities that are beneficial to persons living with disabilities. This has led to several projects within the Division over the 2018-2019 year. 
 

 

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