Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Jasmine appeals to the public after having to cancel fundraising event

A local non-profit is appealing to the public to make donations so that it can keep its doors open after its main fundraising event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jasmine, a Cayman non-profit that provides hospice care for the terminally ill, palliative care for those with debilitating pain, and services for struggling caregivers and grieving survivors, relies on the generosity of the local community to allow it to continue to helping thousands of families each year. In order to achieve these goals, free of charge to anyone in the Cayman Islands, Jasmine requires $50,000 each month. 

Jasmine relies heavily on a small grant from the government, coupled with fundraising and donations, to meet these financial objectives.

During the current COVID-19 crisis Jasmine has continued to provide an essential service to the community; members of Jasmine's clinical team have continued to provide care to patients at home. Over 100 patient visits have been made so far for the year, to care for patients and their loved ones.

Due to the pandemic, Jasmine's biggest event of the year, the Big Bash was cancelled last month and it is possible that the event will not be held at all this year. The “Bash” usually nets approximately $80,000, all targeted at patient care.

Jasmine is appealing to the public to donate funds to help keep its services available in the community. Any donation will help.

Those who are able to make a donation can do so at the following link:  https://jasmine.ky/donate/

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