Coronavirus in Cayman: These charities need our help
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Meals on Wheels
In a measure of preparedness for Meals on Wheels seniors, the organization is hoping to put together “MOW COV-KITS”, these would essentially be grocery bags that contain items that do not require cooking and other essential products, specifically for the nearly 30 seniors who are without kitchen to heat a meal. Other seniors would be provided with goods that would enable them to make additional meals due to the increasing need to isolate while living alone. Meals on Wheels has provided a list of the items would be most needed, donors are asked to keep in mind that many seniors or diabetic or suffer from hypertension so low sugar and low sodium products are requested for the most part. These include: Sliced bread, Bread rolls/bulla/bun, Peanut butter, Jam/Jelly, Crackers (saltiness, water, Ritz, premium), Pre-cooked sliced meat (turkey), Sliced cheese, Corned beef, Vienna sausages, Tuna (in water), Canned beans, Canned corn, Cup a soup, Corn flakes cereal (or other low sugar), Long life milk, Evaporated milk, Fruit cups, Ensure, Peppermint tea, Ovaltine, Soy mix, Vitamin C, Oatmeal packets, Juice boxes (100% juice), Microwave ovens (in good condition), Blenders (personal size, in good condition), Hand sanitizers/Hand Soa and Depends (Women's M & L and Men's L).
Organisers have announced that from Thursday, March 19th through Tuesday, March 31st a donation drop off box will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm at 1428 Trafalgar Place, West Bay Road on the ground floor. All items will be sanitized prior to packing and distributing to seniors.
Donations can also be made online through Bank of Butterfield direct deposit to Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels or via www.pledgeasenior.com. Should you have questions or require further details please contact Meals on Wheels at 769-1974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cayman ARK (Acts of Random Kindness)
Donations can be made online through Bank of Butterfield direct deposit to Cayman ARK account numbers 01201039292 (USD) or 02201039292 (KYD).
One Dog at a Time
One Dog at a Time needs foster families for various pets that need both temporary and permanent homes. There is also a need for dog food (wet and dry, puppy and adult). Any financial donations can be made to the ODAAT Bank of Butterfield account as the charity has had to close its thrift shop and still has vets bills and rent to pay.
Cayman Food Bank
Donations of non-perishable food can be made to Warehouse 51, Sleepy Hollow, Unit 11 or First Assembly of God, 195 Old Crewe Road.
Financial donations can also be made to The Good Samaritan Food Bank’s Cayman National Bank KYD account number 01115055.
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations Children’s services
Financial donations can be made via Cayman Gift Certificates (see below) or other donations can be made by contacting the NCVO at 525-2797 or email@example.com.
Cayman Islands Red Cross
The Cayman Islands Red Cross invites members of the community, other NGOs/Civil Society Groups/Service Clubs to join what it hopes will be a national database for the COVID19 response. To join, complete the following form:
Looking for another way to give back?
Food as Medicine Relief Program
Saucha Conscious café is setting up a community Food-as-Medicine Relief Program, where you can anonymously send a meal to a friend or stranger in need. In stressful times, healing foods can be just the tonic we need to keep our gut and minds healthy. If you are interested in being a benefactor of wellness, please let them know who could use some healing foods in their life by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cayman Gift Certificates
Financial donations can be made to a number of local charities via https://www.caymangiftcertificates.com/