POND ISLAND – Clients of Turning Point Foundation now have access to a new and better functioning washing machine thanks to a donation from Island Gems Charity Foundation.
Turning Point, which runs a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, submitted a request to Island Gems for the donation of a washing machine. The project was approved by Island Gems and was purchased from Kwik Bargains. The department store offered Island Gems an attractive discount as a contribution to the project.
Turning Point Director Vernon Illidge thanked the all-women Island Gems for supporting the Foundation. Client Shane Halley said it was good to get a new washing machine. “The old one makes so many sounds and the clothes are not cleaned very good. This new one will make a difference,” he said.
Island Gems raises funds for projects such as the washing machine via its one annual costume gala. This year’s gala, themed “… Africa,” will be held on Saturday, April 2, in Captain Oliver’s Restaurant. Tickets cost US $125 each and are available from all Island Gems members.
Island Gems does not give money and only supports registered foundations/associations on both sides of the islands. Projects are judged on long-term impact for the community. All projects should be submitted to any Island Gems member with a motivation letter and pro forma invoice for items requested.
PHOTO: Island Gems members with Turning Point Director Vernon Illidge and client Shane Halley.
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