Fun Miles gives $450 in miles each to 4 SXM DOET projects

SXM DOET, Fun Miles, Sister Regina School PTA, Animal Defenders Foundation and Helping Hands Foundation representatives. Missing from photo is a representative of Busy Body Playschool/Day-care.

PHILIPSBURG–Fun Miles has thrown its support behind SXM DOET – the volunteer initiative which will be held March 9-10.

Fun Miles has selected four SXM DOET projects and will provide each of them with a card pre-loaded with US $450 worth of Fun Miles to be spent on tools or materials at Kooyman.

Numerous volunteers will work hard to complete projects that range from rebuilding a damaged playground to organising an activity for the elderly. “Especially considering the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last year, SXM DOET is more welcome and needed than ever,” Fun Miles said in a press release on Thursday.

This will be the fourth annual edition of SXM DOET. Funded by the Oranje Fonds in the Netherlands and supported by many local companies like Fun Miles, SXM DOET mobilises volunteers to make a positive difference in the community.

In 2017, SXM DOET welcomed more than 1,000 volunteers participating in 73 projects, helping organisations get projects done that they otherwise would not be able to carry out due to a lack of manpower or financial resources. About 114 projects are lined up this year. Some are social projects such as a fun day for the elderly and foster children, some are hands-on projects like painting, fixing fences and building playgrounds, and some are clean-ups. Along with NLdoet, BON DOET, CURA DOET, STATIA DOET and ARUBA DOET, this community-driven initiative is the largest of its kind in the entire Kingdom.

Fun Miles is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year as the Caribbean’s biggest customer-reward programme. More than 100,000 members in four islands use Fun Miles to explore fun things at more than 150 of the region’s finest companies.

“Fun Miles has always supported charitable initiatives, both financially and hands-on, is proud to contribute to SXM DOET and encourages everyone to volunteer,” the release said.

Source: The Daily Herald