For the fourth consecutive year, over 300 children from the North Leeward constituency and Kingstown have benefitted from Christmas treats, distributed by members of Vincentian-New York-based group Hearts of Charity.
On Dec. 16, some 200 children from Chateaubelair, Spring Village, Fitz Hughes and surrounding areas gathered at the Chateaubelair Methodist School to be a part of the 4th 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, it is her intention to extend beyond Chateaubelair going into even more communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, assisting where possible to ensure that the less fortunate kids here 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 area 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 for 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 many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Cuthbert James of Chateaubelair who have been coordinating the activities locally for the past four years.