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Kiwanians donate to first-time parents

Published:Saturday | February 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Wendy Williams beamed with joy as she accepted her care package from Don Smith of the Kiwanis Club of Central Portmore, St Catherine.

The donation was made at the Maternity Ward of the Spanish Town Hospital on January 21, 2015.

The gesture of kindness is said to have touched the lives of the first-time parents in a very special way.

"This is a great feeling personally, and I am really thankful to the Kiwanis Club for its kindness. It shows clearly that we are still surrounded by kind and loving persons," Williams said, as the child's father, Damion Reeves, looked on while gently touching the arm of Wendy as she held little Damoni Nathaniel Reeves.

Kiwanian Don Smith said that the gesture serves to strengthen the mandate of Kiwanis International.

"We operate on a premise of caring for the children, and have being doing this for our 100 years of existence. We see it as a duty to bring the firstborn on Kiwanis International Birthday," Smith said.

Julaine Lumsden said the 17-year-old Portmore Club will continue its support of various projects throughout the years to come.