Proud to support Cayman Islands charities
As part of our ongoing support of the communities where we live and work, in 2021 we donated over USD$10,000 to three deserving charities in the Cayman Islands to help support local people in need.
The benefitting charities were the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Feed our Future and The Alex Panton Foundation. Read about the fantastic work they do in supporting victims of domestic violence; providing school meals for children in need; and supporting young people with mental illness:
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was established in 2003 and their mission is to provide a safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. They operate a 24-7 Crisis Helpline and a TalkLine for anyone in distress or just needing someone to talk to. The Crisis Centre offers counselling and aftercare support to shelter clients, as well as members of the public and they work to educate the community on what family violence is and what healthy relationships are.
Feed our Future is a not for profit organisation whose primary mission is to solve childhood hunger and to support intellectual nourishment in the Cayman Islands through the funding of nutritionally balanced low cost or free school meals to children in need in public and private schools. This organisation serves a dual purpose of enriching the learning potential and health of the child and reducing the burden on the community that supports them. Their mission is simple, to provide children in need with school meals.
During the COVID lock down, Feed our Future, together with the Cayman Islands Government Department of Education and The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, worked together to ensure that children did not miss the school meal they relied on. The increasing need in the community meant that the level of meal support grew from 225 children to 500.
The Alex Panton Foundation is a non-profit organisation with the primary objective of raising awareness of mental illnesses affecting children and young adults in the Cayman Islands with a particular focus on anxiety and depression. The Foundation was established in memory of Alex Panton, who succumbed to the effects of severe depression at the age of 16. Their mission is improve the mental health of children and young adults in the Cayman Islands through advocacy, awareness and support. They aim to provide hope and resources to family, friends, teachers, classmates and carers to help save the lives of children and young adults struggling with mental illness.
We're proud to support our local communities through charitable donations, volunteering, fundraising and local sponsorships. We're grateful for all of the hard work that these and other charities do for the Cayman Islands' community.