SKNAH donates to the St. Christopher Children’s Home
Members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Houston (SKNAH) pose for a photo after packing materials for the St. Christopher Children’s Home (SCCH)
ZIZ News…Dec 15 2011 – The Executive Committee and supporters of the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Houston (SKNAH) wanted to make sure that the children of the St. Christopher Children’s Home (SCCH) have a wonderful Christmas this year.
With that in mind, a three (3) week collection drive was put in place by the Director of Community Affairs, Ms. Sharon Hodge to solicit donations of toiletries, paper products, oral and personal care items, school supplies, shoes, as well as, clothing to meet the immediate living and learning requirements.
Following a twenty-one (21) day exercise, the members and supporters of SKNAH in conjunction with Colgate-Palmolive generously donated the items, which filled three (3) barrels. A “pack de barrel” party was held at the outbound shipping facility on November 26th 2011, where the goods were packed and sent to St. Kitts in time for an early Christmas delivery.
In speaking about the goodwill gesture, Ms. Cheryl Wells, SCCH Administrator puts it like this – “It is with great excitement that the St. Christopher Children’s Home is expressing our sincere appreciation to the St. Kitts-Nevis Association of Houston for the generous Christmas gifts that we have received. This thoughtfulness and commitment to help the children of our Community is not only encouraging, but also inspiring. With the help of donations/gifts from our supporters, we will continue to positively impact and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children who are placed in our care at the Home.”
The St. Christopher Children’s Home was constructed and established by the St. Christopher Children’s Home and Service League Association Limited, which was developed in September 1935. The Children’s Home was officially opened in January 1950.