September 27, 2020

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Cayman Islands’ martial arts students volunteer for

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, –A group of Purple Dragon students joined forces with National Council of Voluntary Organisation (NCVO) staff and other volunteers to hold a bag sale on Saturday 25th March.

The $5 & $10 Bag Sale is held to move out previously donated items making room for new donations. The 14 martial arts students—all of them at the brown and black belt levels—gave their time to help set up tents and tables for the early morning parking lot sale and stuck around to also assist customers.

“We think it is vital to teach our youth, by example, the importance, value and benefits of service in their community,” commented Shihan Floyd Baptiste of Purple Dragon Cayman Islands.

Proceeds from the New to You benefit the NCVO’s six children’s services programmes including the John Gray Scholarship Grant which assists college aged students with supplementary funding for university costs; and the Caring Cousins Lunch Programme which assist students who need daily meals.

“We want to thank all our volunteers and donors; and of course, our customers for coming out and supporting us. We also want to say a big thank you to CEL and Pirates Week for loaning us their tents so that we could have cover from the sun for our customers,” said NCVO Coordinator, .

While there will be a few more large scale parking lot sales held throughout the year, Bargain Shop customers can benefit from the $5 Bag discount for the next few weeks as the sale is continuing on select items throughout the store over the next few weeks.

If you are not sure what to do with your left-over items from your garage sale then please consider donating them to the New to You Bargain Shop. Please call us at 949-2124 or 945-1078, items can be dropped to our offices, in the Richard Arch Children Centre, or the drop box. The NCVO office is located in the same building as ’s Preschool behind the Cayman Islands Hospital, 90A Anthony Drive off Smith Road (road that leads into Windsor Park adjacent to Pasadora Place).

IMAGES:

Image 1: New to You Bargain Shop Bag Sale in full swing
Image 2: Dianne Gordon and Benjamin Harding
Image 3: Lance Jefferson Jr. and Steffen Pitta
Image 4: Dante’ Baptiste, Shihan Floyd Baptiste and Zara Williams.

The NCVO Cayman Islands is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation established over 30 years in the Cayman Islands, our projects include:

The Jack and Jill Nursery and Early Learning Centre
“Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School
The John R Gray Memorial Grant
The NCVO “New to You” Bargain Shop

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