Ian Allen Children from the City of Refuge Children’s Home in Content Gap, St Andrew, play with a toy car during a Christmas treat sponsored by 138 Student Living for children and staff of Jamaica National Children’s Home. The treat was held at the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday.

138 Student Living makes timely donation to children’s homes

The residents of the City of Refuge Children’s Home and the Jamaica National Children’s Home (JNCH) who were fêted by 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited on Thursday, as part of the organisation’s annual Christmas treat, had an enjoyable experience, evidenced by their bright smiles.

The kids played from around 10:00 in the morning until about 2:00 in the afternoon, having been fed, their face painted by a clown, and spending time in the bounce house.

Representatives from 138 Student Living donated clothing, bedding, toys for the kids, and appliances like a washing machine and microwave to City of Refuge and the JNCH, respectively.

Claudette White, interim director of the JNCH, stated in an interview with The Gleaner that the appliances would specifically benefit the Tegwyn unit, which accommodates 35 special-needs individuals as the unit prior to this was desperately in need of the donated items.

“When you have 35 residents in any one location, you can understand that the need for a washing machine is always constant. So we are very grateful … they have chosen equipment that is always in demand here, and we want to thank them for not just giving, but for giving thoughtfully,” White said, explaining that the previous washer would frequently break down due to excessive use.

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