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Kiwanis Club donates $29,000

Local News 22 Apr, 2021 Follow News

Kiwanis Club donates $29,000

Eight primary schools across the Cayman Islands have received over $29,000 donated by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman's “Buy a Kid Breakfast” program in the school year 2020-2021.

The funds will go directly towards providing a healthy and substantial breakfast for children who come to school without a morning meal.

Primary schools (pictured) that have accepted the funding from the Buy a Kid Breakfast Program in 2021 are East End, George Town, Joanna Clarke Savannah, Lighthouse, Prospect, Red Bay, Sir John A Cumber and Theoline McCoy. This has included two new schools to the program this year.

Following its introduction in 2006, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has raised over $25,000 each year for the program. Buy a Kid Breakfast is funded completely through generous donations from the Cayman community. The amount that the Club can give to each school depends on their needs and how much has been raised that year. The more funds that the Club can raise, the more they can give. The fund raising efforts include funds from the public, direct donations from local businesses and regular events held by the Club such as the annual “Breakfast for Dinner" Fundraiser.

This year's Breakfast for Dinner will be held on Saturday April 24 starting at 6.00pm in the Westin’s Governors Ballroom. Guests and supporters of the Club will be treated to a champagne reception with flips and tricks by Tide Tricking, silent auction, four-course breakfast for dinner with wine, a fashion show hosted by Silhouette featuring loungewear and pajamas and music from One World Entertainment. What is the dress code? Nightwear, sleepwear or the coziest wear you can find!

Tickets to attend this year’s Breakfast for Dinner are $150 per person, please contact 916-8664 or email bdf@kiwanis.ky to secure your spot.

Since 1975, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has been helping to make a difference to the lives of many children in the Cayman Islands. During the school closures in the coronavirus lockdown, the Club partnered with Feed our Future and the Department of Education Services to launch the Homeschool Lunch Program which provided 465 children from thirteen government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher to ensure no child missed a meal for 16 weeks. The Club currently runs a successful weekly mobile library at George Town Primary School, sponsors and mentoring five student led Key Clubs in local high schools and a Circle K at UCCI, awards graduating Key Club students a CI$500 grant based on their exceptional contribution to the community, annually hosts “Key Leader” which serves as a weekend retreat for high school students instilling the principles of leadership and for over 30 years the popular “Santa Landing” has gifted over 300 books to children and provided a free family fun day each December.

For details on the service club and how to join, visit www.kiwanis.ky.

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