SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten – The children of the No Kidding with Our Kids Foundation’s after-school activities are having a bit more fun and exercise thanks to a recent donation from the all-women Island Gems Charity Foundation. The donation covered a various kind of sports balls, hoola hoops and foam noodles.
Island Gems member and newly elected secretary Varsha Punjabi led the charge to acquire the needed sports equipment. This project received the cooperation of Sports Gallery owner Umesh Chellani who ensured foundation’s funds could have stretched further.
Punjabi, along with fellow Island Gems Hanisha Alwani, Asha Stevens, Jody Rosen and Ludmilla de Weever, recently visited the after-schools programme at its location in the Lions Den in Sucker Garden to see the equipment in use by the children. They were happy to encounter the smiling faces of the children and to see the equipment used for both fun and educational purposes.
Island Gems is a non-profit organization and is the oldest charity on the island. It is the only organization that funds projects on both side of the island. To quality for Island Gems funding, legally registered foundation/associations can send a motivation letter for goods or services with a long-term impact to Island Gems for consideration to any Island Gems member. Island Gems does no give cash.