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FSN raises $9K in Holiday Fundraising Raffle

- Initiative was hosted by student Ariel Mohamed to support FSN’s cause
(Left to right) Ms Ariel Mohamed along with parents Shan and Prya Mohamed flanked by FSN Managing Director Mrs Sasha Stoutt. Photo: VINO
Ariel Mohamed (centre) presents the Samsung Smart TV sponsored by Klass Electronics to Ms Lakeisha Claxton (left) in the One Mart Parking Lot on Saturday November 17, 2018. At right is Director of FSN Mrs Sasha Stoutt. Photo: Provided
Ariel Mohamed (centre) presents the Samsung Smart TV sponsored by Klass Electronics to Ms Lakeisha Claxton (left) in the One Mart Parking Lot on Saturday November 17, 2018. At right is Director of FSN Mrs Sasha Stoutt. Photo: Provided
Raffle winner Freena McDonald (left) is presented with her brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 by Ms Ariel Mohamed. Also in picture is Director of Family Support Network (FSN) Mrs Sasha Stoutt (right). Photo: Provided
Raffle winner Freena McDonald (left) is presented with her brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 by Ms Ariel Mohamed. Also in picture is Director of Family Support Network (FSN) Mrs Sasha Stoutt (right). Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Family Support Network (FSN) through its Holiday Fundraising Raffle has raised a total of $9,642 to aid in filling its pantry to support families in the Virgin Islands (VI) during the holiday season.

Brainchild of the fundraising raffle, eighth grade student of Cedar International School, Ms Ariel Mohamed, Today, Thursday, December 20, 2018, handed over a cheque for that value of $9,642 to Managing Director of FSN Mrs Sasha Stoutt.

The presentation was made at her school in the presence of peers, several teachers and parents. FSN say they will source food supplies at RiteWay and One Mart stores with the aim of utilising all funds for the purpose donated.

Goal Surpassed

Ms Mohamed’s initial goal was $5,0000 and when that was achieved, the goal was increased to $8,000, which was eventually surpassed too.

Some of the previous prize winners in the raffle include Freena McDonald who won herself a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Ms Lakeisha Claxton who won a Samsung Smart TV sponsored by Klass Electronic.

The grand prize winner was Mr Roy Ģeorge who won an iPhone Xs Max donated by sponsor Nagico Insurances. Telecommunications giant Flow also lent its support by donating the second prize, a Samsung Galaxy S9.

Other sponsors for the fundraising raffle include Charlie’s restaurant, A Taste of India, The Watering Hole, Body Glam, Swirlzzz Frozen Yogurt & Treats, Studio One, Allure Day Spa, House of Luxury, Island Services and Envy Salon, Spa & Barber Shop.

Ariel thanked all sponsors and said that her fundraising work will continue in 2019 with both FSN and the BVI Cancer Society.

8 Responses to “FSN raises $9K in Holiday Fundraising Raffle ”

  • west (20/12/2018, 19:56) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl
  • NB (20/12/2018, 23:36) Like (18) Dislike (10) Reply
    Publicity? when you do good, leave the camera and media out of it. Do it from your heart and expect nothing in return. Why is this news?
    • Well (21/12/2018, 08:39) Like (7) Dislike (6) Reply
      To encourage others to help rather than criticize. What have you done for your community? A thirteen (13) year old did this. Just amazing.
    • NB (21/12/2018, 09:59) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      The Bible says to bless people in secret. I agree. Why is giving to FSN and other organization news. It’s what we are suppose to do!
      • Well (21/12/2018, 16:54) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        The haters and sinners like to talk about the Bible. Read the Bible in its entirety and then speak
  • hi (21/12/2018, 08:45) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    @NB, I am guessing you are not very educated and probably spend your time making negative comments. Really don’t have the time to explain to you but I suggest you do more reading and elevate yourself. Even take on a similar project and make a meaningful contribution to society.
    • @hi (21/12/2018, 15:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      What does education have to do with it? Do you read the good book and what it says pertaining to giving?
  • Orange Trousers (22/12/2018, 07:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would be a very proud parent if this was my daughter... think about what has been accomplished.

    This is the Family Support Network and many people would not have made it without their help, to see Ariel and the community businesses come together to support this cause is not only amazing its an inspiration for us all with half a brain.

    A wonderful gift of filling someone's pantry for Christmas has got to be the best feeling for any struggling individual, and lets face it were all fighting our own battles since Irma.
    Please try waking up in the morning and saying today is going to be a good day and I choose to be kind.

    Great Job Ariel who ever you are!.





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