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VI businesses give back to vulnerable families

May 14th, 2019 | Tags: press release Virgin Islands giving back
Team Leader of Family, Children and Protective Services in the Social Development Department, Ms. Laurel Freeman receiving donation from Ms. Lestene Maduro of LSL Bakery in Virgin Gorda. Photo: Adrianna Soverall/MHSD
The Social Development Department staff receiving a donation from Stacy Headley of Nova Vita Apparel. Photo: Provided/GIS
The Social Development Department staff receiving a donation from Stacy Headley of Nova Vita Apparel. Photo: Provided/GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, Vi - The proceeds raised by partners during Child Abuse Prevention Month activities 2019, were handed over to the Virgin Islands’ Social Development Department.

According to a release from the Government Information Service (GIS) today, May 14, 2019, Team Leader of Family, Children and Protective Services, Ms Laurel Freeman thanked the businesses and stated that she is grateful for the continued support of the Virgin Islands community to protect the children and to support vulnerable families.

Ms Freeman explained that families will benefit from the donations and extended an invitation to those who may need additional support to contact the Social Development Department for assistance.

Partners who donated were Nova Vita Apparels, LSL Bakery and Student Tutoring and Resource Centre (STARC). A considerable portion of proceeds collected from activities held in April such as the ‘Every Child Matters’ tee-shirts, Blue Cupcake Fridays and Family Movie Night will go towards families in need.

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