Kingstown, St. Vincent – World Pediatric Project (WPP) is in the season of celebrating gratitude and thanksgiving, while the annual holiday celebrated in North America is not a local observance the expression of Gratitude is what WPP is adopting from this practice. Executive Director of World Pediatric Project, Lauren McIntosh says we are thankful for the transformational work we are able to do,by healing our children, we are restoring hope and the promise for a better future for our communities, our nation and the global community.
This comes as three different institutions have chosen helping the children of our country and region as the pick for their donations. Consequently WPP is celebrating this win for our children and the opportunity to continue enhancing the quality of care and life for them.
WPP received a kind donation of EC $5650.00 from Malcolm Webb, Loren Gun-Munro and the Mallo School Boy Beer Walkers who completed 40K on October 27, 2019, SVG’s 40th year of independence. They planned and executed the walk in support of WPP’s Every Child Counts Campaign! WPP is grateful for the initiative taken and the support .The donation was given at WPP’s office in a brief handover to Executive Director of World Pediatric Project, Lauren McIntosh.
The thanksgiving continues as WPP also received a donation from the organizers of the event Flair- All inclusive. Chevone Stewart says the committee choose WPP as “every year since the inception of FLAIR we have chosen a charitable organization to give back to in our community. We are pleased this year to be associated with the World Pediatric Project and their campaign from our carnival party Flair. We are thankful to all our patrons for supporting our events throughout the year namely Flair ( Carnival Saturday) and Sparkle ( Old Years Night). We wish the WPP all the best in their endeavors.”
The celebrating continues as Rodney Small officially launched Steel Expression 2019 “Where the music lives” on December 28 at the Arnos Vale Stadium with part proceeds being donated to the WPP. All these contrition goes to our children and contributes to “The Every Child Counts Campaign” which is a local initiative aimed at boosting awareness of WPP and its work, encourage local philanthropy, assist in funding the program and meeting the funding target of $270,000 in two years.
McIntosh is beyond humbled and grateful to all the supporters and contributors for their donation which is appreciated and indicated that she hopes this will encourage other businesses and individuals in SVG to partner with WPP or donate to a cause that visibly makes a difference in the lives of our children. She said “This Every Child Counts Campaign is about businesses, government and individuals working together as a community.
She thanked Lindon James and the Be Fit Movement family for contributing their help to every child who needs it through the joint effort 5k SWEAT and further encouraged individuals and the corporate community to support the 5K SWEAT event this weekend on November 30th which is one of the fundraising activities organized in conjunction with Be Fit Movement SVG.