Participants in this year’s Police Youth Club summer camp were the beneficiaries of a donation from the Small Acts of Kindness (SAK) Project.
During a brief ceremony early last month, Joel “Fugitive” Bibby, local representative of the charitable organization, handed over items to be used at the Club’s annual summer camp, to Loraine John, National Coordinator of the PYC.
The donation was made possible through efforts by the SAK Project during its first ever Small Acts of Kindness Day, which took place on April 15th this year.
John expressed heartfelt appreciation to Bibby and the organization, indicating that the gesture was the first time that the PYC had received a contribution without approaching the donor.
She noted that she hoped the donation was the first in what she anticipates to be an ongoing relationship and wished the group the best for its future endeavors.
Bibby in response said that the SAK Project was proud to make the donation to the Police Youth Club, and also hope to build a long lasting partnership with the PYC.
He applauded the Police Youth Club for the work that it has been doing with the young people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in an effort to keep them on the right track.
Bibby also indicted that the donation was just one of a number of contributions made by the SAK Project, pointing out that similar donations were made to schools, the St Benedict Day Nursery, as well as other similar institutions.
The Small Acts of Kindness Project is a Toronto, Canada-based community organization, which was founded by Bibby’s brother Kwesi Bibby in 2014.The event planning successfully hosted its first Small Acts of Kindness Day here in April this year, with a visit to the pediatric ward of the MCMH, where volunteers distributed sandwiches, juice, cookies and fruits to children and their parents.
The event planning successfully hosted its first Small Acts of Kindness Day here in April this year, with a visit to the pediatric ward of the MCMH, where volunteers distributed sandwiches, juice, cookies and fruits to children and their parents.
Visits were also made to the Liberty Lodge boys training center, food baskets were prepared and distributed, the group also volunteered at the Special Olympics sporting activities which will be taking place at Victoria Park, and prizes were given away on radio call-in programs.
The SAK Project has expanded its efforts to support organizations in a number of Caribbean islands including Jamaica, and St Lucia, bringing together a core of volunteers from the diaspora living in Canada, collecting donations either in cash or in-kind, which are then made available to the Caribbean groups.
The Bibbys have indicated that the SAK project hopes to continue to support charitable organizations that share its goal of making a difference in local communities.
According to Kwesi Bibby, “SAK day is an opportunity to do something kind for someone else, to appreciate fellow citizens and for community building – it’s about paying it forward
He noted the hope is that Small Acts of Kindness Day can become an amazing event embraced by schools and business places to encourage and promote empathy through kindness amongst students and staff.