For the third consecutive year, over 100 children from North Leeward have benefitted from Christmas treats, distributed by members of New York-based Vincentian group Hearts of Charity.

On Sunday, some 120 children from Chateaubelair, Spring Village, Fitz Hughes and surrounding areas gathered at the Chateaubelair Methodist School to be a part of the 3rd annual Kids Christmas party, with much to eat, drink and celebrate.

Founder of the group, Esther Davis, said that although her charity is relatively young, she intends to extend beyond Chateaubelair going into even more communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, assisting where possible to ensure that the less fortunate children are able to unwrap at least one gift and toy on Christmas Day.

Meanwhile, over 50 gift bags containing food and clothing were distributed to needy children and teens in Vermont, with an additional 50 to residents in the Sion Hill, all provided by Davis.

The hearts of Charity founder said growing up in a household where her parents were not able to provide very much to her and her siblings she always had a desire to improve her living conditions and helping others who are not able to help and provide for themselves.

Davis also expressed thanks to Mr. and Mrs Cuthbert James of Chateaubelair who have been coordinating the activities locally for the past three years.