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Martial arts students help NCVO

  • Dianne Gordon and Benjamin Harding
  • Dante Baptiste, Shihan Floyd Baptiste and Zara Williams
  • Lance Jefferson Jr. and Steffen Pitta

A group of Purple Dragon students joined forces with National Council of Voluntary Organisation staff and other volunteers to hold a bag sale.

The $5 & $10 Bag Sale was held to get rid of previously donated items making room for new donations. The 14 martial arts studentsall of them at brown and black belt levelsgave their time to help set up tents and tables for the early morning parking lot sale and stuck around to also assist customers on March 25.

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

Proceeds from the New to You Bargain Shop benefit the NCVOs six childrens 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, said NCVO Coordinator Mona Meade. 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.

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 consider donating them to the New to You Bargain Shop. Telephone 949-2124 or 945-1078, items can be dropped at their offices, in the Richard Arch Children Centre, or the drop box. The NCVO office is located in the same building as Miss Nadines Preschool behind the Cayman Islands Hospital, 90A Anthony Drive off Smith Road (road that leads into Windsor Park adjacent to Pasadora Place).

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