November 27, 2020

The Camana Bay Christmas give

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Melissa Rewalt, Discovery Centre Office Manager, hangs a wish on the Camana Bay Wish Tree, surrounded by Cayman’s ARK shopping bags filled with donated food and gifts.

Camana Bay is embracing the spirit of giving this Christmas by inspiring others to give, too. In an effort to support local charities and organisations in their Christmas outreach efforts, Camana Bay is working to build support for their existing seasonal programmmes through the Camana Bay Christmas Give project.

“We are keenly aware that there are many families in the Cayman Islands who are struggling to make ends meet, let alone give their children a memorable Christmas,” explained Ken Hydes, Town Centre Manager at Camana Bay. “As a community we have a responsibility to assist these families and Camana Bay is proud to play a part in helping several worthy local charities and organisations continue their amazing work at this time of year.”

How the community can participate in the Camana Bay Christmas Give:

  • Pick up a Cayman’s ARK shopping bag — and shopping list — from The Discovery Centre and return it full of food and gifts. Throughout the holiday season, The Discovery Centre in Camana Bay’s Town Centre will act as a drop off point for donations for the charity’s “Giving is Receiving” project. The “Giving is Receiving” project aims to source food and gifts for hundreds of families who are struggling in Cayman.
  •  Purchase a gift for a girl or boy aged 11-17. The Discovery Centre is home to the Camana Bay Wish Tree, a Christmas tree decorated with suggested gift ideas that the public can purchase for children identified by the Cays Foundation Boys and Girls Home and Children & Family Services.
  • Collection boxes can be found in all Camana Bay merchants. Funds will go towards the Cays Foundation Boys and Girls Home and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).In addition to the above activities Camana Bay is helping a number of other charities and organisations such as Feed our Future, Meals on Wheels and Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.

“As a focal point within the community for individuals to gather for Christmas festivities, we recognised a great opportunity to be able to help several charities and organisations this holiday season. However, we must be acutely aware that the needs of people in the community are not just a seasonal issue and giving should take place all year. Camana Bay will be working in the community to offer our continued support after the holidays are over,” explained Hydes.

For more information about the Camana Bay Christmas Give, please contact The Discovery Centre on 345.640.4000.


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