Former Minister Chris Wever presents one of the school bags with school supplies to Sally Benjamin on Tuesday.
PHILIPSBURG–Former Minister Chris Wever continued his passion of giving back to the community on Tuesday by donating school backpacks filled with essential school supplies to New Start for Children Foundation foster home.
Wever, in collaboration with Sentinel Accountants and Consultants and Arts From the Heart (Office 1), made the presentation to Sally Benjamin who runs the foster home. This was shared in a press release on Tuesday.
Wever said for him it is simply about being a good citizen and giving back to those who might need some assistance. As the start of the school year is approaching, he chose to give back to children who might not have as much as others, but who deserve nice things and vital school supplies, nonetheless.
“Every child would like to begin the school year with something nice, and supplies to make use of in school and to stay ahead, not fall behind. Sally and the foundation have been doing such important work with these children and trying to provide a good upbringing, and as much as a normal way of life as possible,” said Wever. “It is beyond commendable. I am happy that together with Sentinel and Arts from the Heart we were able to make it possible. My thanks go out to those two companies that stepped up as good corporate citizens.”
Benjamin thanked Wever for his kind donation to the children, and used the opportunity to tell him about the home and her almost 50 years of work with children. “We do as much as possible to make these children feel like any other child. Circumstances is what brought them here, it wasn’t their choice. So, we treat them as our own,” she said.
The home currently caters to 17 children between the ages of five and 15. Of the 17 children, 15 will be attending school at the start of the new school year.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/chris-wever-donates-school-bags-school-supplies-to-foster-home