Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015

first_imgBusinessLocalNews Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015 by: – December 16, 2015 Share 168 Views   no discussions Share Happy Children at the Ceremony; Photo Credit: DDA LibraryRoseau, Dominica – (December 16th, 2015) – Dominica will once again benefit from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift Project for the Caribbean’s underprivileged Children. Dominica has benefited from this program for the past twenty (20) years. The program is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal.The Holiday Gift Program was designed to reach out to FCCA‘s partners in the Caribbean, by providing holiday gifts to underprivileged children in foster homes, or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be possible. Last year (2014) over 30 destinations participated in the program, with over 7,000 children receiving holiday gifts. Reports from the FCCA confirm that over 40 destinations will benefit from this year’s program.Gift items will be brought in to Dominica by crew personnel aboard the MV Celebrity Equinox, which is scheduled to berth at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on December 17th 2015. To celebrate the event a ceremony will take place at the Public Service Union Building, at 11:30am. Two Hundred (200) children under the Child’s Fund Caribbean Program will be recipients of this year’s gifts. This will comprise of children from the western and eastern villages on island.We are grateful to our local sponsors –Fine Foods Inc., Hara Agency, Springfield Trading, Starring & Sons, H.H.V Whitchurch Ltd and Combine Taxi Inc, for their generous contributions towards the event and look forward to their continued support in the future.Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism thank FCCA for their continued efforts in bringing holiday cheer to underprivileged children throughout the Caribbean, and pledge continued support to this program, and others in the future.center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img

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