The views on what the Christmas seasons means varies amongst individuals. Some regard it has the silly season and claim in the name of fun, party and forlic. For some, the season is for family and reminiscing on the year that went by. While others, view the season as a time for sharing the gift of happiness and general goodwill to others less fortunate.
The sharing of happiness and goodwill was what the NHVII Citizens’ Association decided has the best gift to share this Christmas season with the outreach initiative “Share a Smile”.
The “Share a Smile” initiative seeks to provide non-perishable food items and care packages to the wards at the Sunbeam Boys Home through the kind donation of residents.
Sunbeam Boys Home is located at Gutters in Old Harbour St. Catherine on approximately five acres of land and caters to almost 40 boys, some of whom were abandoned by their family members.
It is an institution founded on Christian principles and was established for boys who were living on the streets. The home’s main focus is to make the boys into valuable young men when they leave and re-enter the general society
How to Donate
Residents are asked to donate at least two non-perishable food items or care packages towards this initiative. Donations can be made at the community centre in the branded box provided. Donations can also be made to block representative or phase executive members.
The collection period ends on Saturday December 20, 2014 while the presentation of the items will be made to Sunbeam on Sunday December 21, 2014.
For further details or queries, please feel free to contact Nicholas Mundell, Director of Information at 807-8673 or Mrs. Kaydia Newman, Secretary, Phase IV at 877-5008. You can also email queries to
What to donate:
- All food items that need no refrigeration
- Educational Supplies