MaplesFS kicked off 2015 with a number of significant charitable donations on behalf of its clients to local not-for-profit organisations and initiatives, including the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, the Pines Retirement Home and the Cayman Heart Fund’s annual Get Active Challenge.
Last month, the National Trust received US$26,259.16 towards one of the organisation’s 2015 education initiatives; a new education centre in the Dart Park, South Sound. Donated funds will be put towards building the centre, which will serve as a location for afterschool programmes, summer camps, school field trips and events.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of MaplesFS, which has provided for the betterment of our community, environment and heritage for many years,” said National Trust Executive Director, Christina McTaggart Pineda. “We are incredibly grateful to have a corporate partner like MaplesFS who gives back to the Cayman Islands in such a meaningful and lasting way.”
MaplesFS also made a US$15,106.06 contribution towards one of The Pines residential projects, The Pines Villas. “We are so blessed to have had continuous financial support from MaplesFS on behalf of its clients. This generous donation will help us with the overhaul of two of the villas that need some inside repair,” explained Lynda Mitchell, manager of The Pines. “The Pines Villas are rented to the elderly that are ambulatory and the constant upkeep can be quite costly. Receiving this large donation from MaplesFS will help us move forward with our plans to modernise the two villas.”
MaplesFS is a long-time supporter of The Pines, having gifted more than US$450,000 to the organisation over the last year for on-going enhancements to The Pines’ new residential facility, which opened in March 2014.
MaplesFS also signed on as title sponsor of the Cayman Heart Fund and Children’s Health Task Force’s Get Active Challenge, an annual twelve-week fitness programme aimed at local high school students. MaplesFS recently donated CI$2,500 towards the programme, which started on 14 March 2015. The challenge provides one-on-one nutritional consultations, weekly education sessions on healthy habits and heart-healthy activities to its group of young participants.
Over the last quarter, MaplesFS on behalf of its clients has also made charitable donations to the Cayman Islands Public Library and the Cayman Airways Flight Club at Clifton Hunter High School.
“MaplesFS is honoured to be able to support local organisations in their efforts to educate, promote and provide to our community,” said Scott Somerville, MaplesFS chief executive officer. “We hope that our on-going commitment will assist these and other local organisations in keeping their programmes alive – and help continue to raise awareness of the importance of such initiatives.”