Hy­acinth Fam­ily Foun­da­tion spreads Christ­mas Cheer

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Satur­day De­cem­ber 20th, the mem­bers of the Hy­acinth Fam­ily Foun­da­tion as­sem­bled in Roseau to spread Christ­mas cheer to res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity. The mer­ri­ment started with a few Christ­mas car­ols fol­lowed by a sump­tu­ous lunch and then the dis­sem­i­na­tion of toys and ham­pers.

The mem­bers of the Foun­da­tion, with the help of com­mu­nity ac­tivist Marc Ed­mund of Va­nard, dis­trib­uted over one hun­dred meals to res­i­dents of all ages from the Roseau Val­ley. The food items were pre­pared and do­nated by the mem­bers of the Foun­da­tion. All the chil­dren present, as well as some at home, re­ceived toys rang­ing from stuffed an­i­mals to cars and trucks.

The Fam­ily Foun­da­tion has fos­tered a close re­la­tion­ship with the Sal­va­tion Army and the two or­ga­ni­za­tions have col­lab­o­rated in the past to feed res­i­dents of Com­fort Bay, as well as dis­trib­ute ham­pers to the needy is­land-wide. This year, sev­eral ham­pers were dis­trib­uted to the need­i­est fam­i­lies in the Roseau com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing res­i­dents from the Val­ley, Coolie Town, Jacmel and Va­nard.

Spokesper­son for the fam­ily, Ms. Cecily Hy­acinth, hinted at the rea­son be­hind the ges­ture, stat­ing that “Christ­mas is a time for fam­ily and giv­ing and we at the Foun­da­tion were happy to be able to give to the fam­i­lies in need as a fam­ily. It was such a joy to see the smiles on the faces of the chil­dren as they col­lected their toys.”

A mem­ber of the Hy­acinth Foun­da­tion

presents gro­ceries to the el­derly.

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