The Brooklyn-based group Vincycares, Inc. has described as a “resounding success” its recent fundraising scholarship launch.
“The event was a resounding success as many Vincentian community supporters showed up to patronize the event, where they partook of delicious barbecue and a variety of drinks,” said the group’s public relations officer Franklin “Superdex” Richards, a former president, about the 8th annual Taswya Cambridge, Sr. Scholarship Launch that took place at a new location, at Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center. at 668 Logan St., Brooklyn.
The group especially thanked another Brooklyn-based group, Friends of Sion Hill, which has “continuously pledged its annual support to the organization not only in monetary donations but also in personal support.”
“The organization also thanks all those individuals who have pledged personal monetary support to ensure our children receive a decent educational support,” Richards said.
“We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the consul general (Howie Prince) and all our diehard supporters, who would brave any condition to lend their support to make this event a success,” he added.
After evaluating the collection of supplies over the years, we felt that our energy would be better spent in providing scholarships, as many organizations [in the Vincentian community in New York] have now taken up collecting supplies and disbursing to St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Richards said Vincycares, Inc., continues to “show its commitment to the education of the less fortunate children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
At its annual general meeting on March 18, the group said it overhauled its bylaws, and evaluated and discussed the activities of the organization.
“The organization decided that, as we go into another year, much more emphasis must be paid to scholarships,” Richards said.
“After evaluating the collection of supplies over the years, we felt that our energy would be better spent in providing scholarships, as many organizations [in the Vincentian community in New York] have now taken up collecting supplies and disbursing to St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” he added.
The group will hold another fundraising scholarship drive on Labor Day Saturday, Sept. 3, and its 8th Annual Dinner Gala on Dec. 3.
“The organization will continue to improve its work to better serve the needs of the less fortunate children of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Diaspora,” Richards said.
Besides Richards, other members of the board of directors are Jillian Arthur, Stephanie Boyce-Herbert, Michael Alexander, Garfield Palmer, Roxanne Chambers, Aisha Cato, Marisa Dabreo-Latchman, Ingrid Neverson Kirby, Denise Craigg, Franklin “Max” Edwards and Marcia Kirton-Caesar.