Hyacinth Family Foundation spreads Christmas Cheer
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.