Help for St Patrick's Foundation
The Riverton Meadows Early Childhood Centre and St Monica's Home of the St Patrick's Foundation were both recipients of the generosity of individuals and organisations this past Christmas.
At the centre, Alexis Chin and Friends of St Patrick's Foundation hosted a treat for the students of that institution and the community, presenting more than 30 gifts.
The Mustard Seed Communities donated 500 meals and teddy bears, while founder of the St Patrick's Foundation, Monsignor Richard Albert, presented 45 food packages to the elderly at the event, which enjoyed sponsorship from Sandals Resorts International.
At St Monica's, home to residents from the former Hansen's Home, who are mainly abandoned, poor, elderly persons, Monisgnor Albert and a group of friends distributed gifts donated by the private sector to the residents, while Matilda Dowdie, proprietor of Jolly's Drive-In Restaurant and Lounge, provided Christmas Day dinner for them.
St Patrick's Foundation is a non-profit community development organisation established in 1994 in Kingston. It serves the people in the west Kingston inner-city communities of Olympic Gardens, Waterhouse, Seaview Gardens, Riverton, and Callaloo Mews.