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Kaci Fennell to raise funds for girls' home

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Kaci Fennell

Kaci Fennell, former Miss Universe Jamaica and brand ambassador for Ocean Spray Flavour Splash, has pledged to give assistance to the 16 girls housed at the Church of God Girls' Home located on Charlton Avenue, St Andrew, as part of her Style for Change Charity project this Christmas.

The Church of God Girls' Home, which is endorsed by the Child Development Agency (CDA), was established in 2005 to meet the needs of young girls who are wards of the state and in need of care and protection.

Along with the CDA, the home ensures that the girls' educational needs are met and aids with their social and spiritual development.

Style for Change is a charity that seeks to reduce poverty, focusing on the homeless, impoverished youth and retirees.

It was formed by Rashade St Patrick and Fennell back in 2014, and since then, it has been helping with style, substance and longevity where needed.

 

MOVED TO HELP

 

"I was introduced to the home through social media, when my aunt sought, through a posting, to get support in kind or clothing. On my visit, I met the late Janett Jackson, who, in the best years of her life, dedicated herself to providing these girls with the values needed to love, appreciate and respect themselves and the people around them," Fennell said.

"Style for Change was built on the premise of supporting those less fortunate among us, and after meeting with the girls, I knew this had to be my passion project," she added.

The Church of God and the CDA are responsible for the upkeep of the home, but they would welcome more items such as toiletries, clothes, food, books for school and other recreational items.

"For 12 months now, we have dedicated ourselves to providing support to the potential-filled girls of the home. I see myself in all the girls, and I am very passionate about continuing to support through these tender years of their young lives," Fennell said.

Pepsi-Cola Jamaica will be making a donation to the Style For Charity campaign from every Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail purchased.

Cornelia Nathan, brand manager for non-carbonated beverages at Pepsi-Cola Jamaica, said the brand is always motivated to provide support to local charities and this is an ideal platform.