Sammy Brings Big Smiles This Christmas
As light replaces dark on the first day in December, so, too, does the season of goodwill and cheer begin. It is in that spirit that the Daren Sammy Foundation (DSF) is urging all Saint Lucians to join it in spreading love, support and cheer throughout this season to deserving, underprivileged families across the Island.
Last week representatives from the Foundation trekked their way across Saint Lucia, surprising the recipients of the 2016 Daren Sammy Foundation Grant with hampers sponsored by private citizens, Peter & Company Distribution, Blue Waters and Massy Stores.
“This is what DSF is all about, bringing smiles and joy to everyone,” founder Daren Sammy remarked as an astonished and blushing Jessica James, one of the ten recipients, approached Sammy, his team, Santa Claus and the Saint Lucia Carnival Queen 2016, Tyler Theophane.
“Sammy, he is a joy; a true blessing to Saint Lucia,” said a parent of one of the ten recipients as the Foundation’s team handed over a Christmas hamper.
The Foundation is encouraging Saint Lucians to help bring cheer to families, with a shirt and a smile, as we go into 2017. It is the mission of the DSF to serve Saint Lucia through the development of its youth with the disciplines of Sports and Education. And though the Foundation cannot extend its reach to everyone, DSF endeavours to better Saint Lucia’s future, one child at a time. Through the purchase of an official DSF shirt, the Foundation is reinforcing the saying that it takes a community to raise a child.
Join the Daren Sammy Foundation’s Cheer Campaign by uploading a photo to Instagram or Facebook of yourself or friends, all wearing DSF official shirts, with the tag #DSFChristmas to show those who may not be as fortunate as we are that we do care.
Shirts can also be purchased at Dive Saint Lucia (Rodney Bay Marina) or Scotts Sports & Awards (Baywalk or Castries). All proceeds go towards fulfilling the Foundation’s objectives.
With donations and through the purchase of official DSF merchandise, the Foundation is looking forward to making a bigger impact for 2017.
Cricket star Daren Sammy (centre) and 2016 Carnival Queen Tyler Theophane (rear left) with Santa and his elves as they deliver gifts this Christmas.