On Tuesday 5 April 2016, under the stars at the Palms Resort & Spa, Karen and Jeanne Savory welcomed many key members of the business community, government Ministers, and family to their newly founded charity’s first event. The event was intended to make the charity’s presence known and encourage corporate sponsorship for its worthy cause.
Food for Thought was founded by Karen and Jeanne in order to provide free breakfast to all children in the government schools. The first phase, due to begin in September, is to provide a healthy breakfast on every school day to the government primary schools in North, Middle and South Caicos and Salt Cay. The charity has already partnered with Caicos Express Airways, Lew 1 Shipping and Quality Food Center to bring the food items in and transportation.
In the beautiful setting of the courtyard at the Palms guests at the event were treated to a welcome glass of champagne, generously donated by the Wine Cellar, along with endless tasty hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats kindly provided by The Palms, while listening to wonderful live music by Craig Archibald.
In addition to watching a short presentation about the charity and listening to passionate words of encouragement and support offered by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education the Honourable Akierra Missick, attendees participated in a silent auction and raffle helping the charity to raise over $6,500 at its first event.
Karen and Jeanne would like to thank everyone who attended and gave their support to this important programme. We truly appreciate the strong show of support we have received right off the bat as we start our charity Food for Thought. This fantastic evening, completely sponsored by the Palms Resort, was very encouraging. A heartfelt thank you to Karen Whitt and her team who made our first event so special.
We estimate that it will cost about $200 per child per year to implement our programme. Funds raised tonight are a great start towards our target. We have also had many businesses expressing their interest in getting involved and supporting Food for Thought. We are very excited by the response so far.
Food for Thought would like to thank the following kind contributors to their launch party: The Palms Resort & Spa, The Wine Cellar, Caicos Express Airways, Turks Head Inne, Jennifer Maude Designs, Caicos Corral, Point Grace, Nautique Sports, Tangled Hair Salon, Atabeyra, Mermaid Photography, Le Comptoir Francais, Goldsmiths, Provo Golf Club, Da Conch Shack, Caya Hico Media, Craig Archibald, Maria, James, Chris, Chandra, Roxann, Richard and Robin.
If you would like to learn more about or donate to Food for Thought please email firstname.lastname@example.org.