THE Gift for Life Foundation (GFLF) donated food hampers and gifts to over 500 families and to over 1,000 disadvantaged children living in squatter areas, poor communities and over 25 children’s homes.
The foundation conducted its annual drive to assist the homes and communities across the county from December 25, 2020 to January 2021, said a media release. Devices and tablets were also given to needy children as a gifts.
The foundation said it continued to work throughout the pandemic and despite a drop in donations, there was a dramatic increase in demands.
GFLF said it is grateful to its loyal supporters and corporate sponsors for making the distribution drive successful.
The release said the foundation's members were met with thrilled voices, blissful smiles and songs of honour as the gifts and goodies were handed out to the children at homes and in communities. The families were also appreciative of the food hampers, the release said.
Some families and children expressed how stifled they felt during the pandemic and said their spirits were lifted to see GFLF’s members bringing cheer to them and also to see Santa Claus – even though no hugging was allowed.
On being presented with items, an administrative staff member at a children’s home in East Trinidad said to foundation members, “You all constantly lend a hand to our children to take their mind away from any difficulty and unhappiness and you all always make our children feel extraordinary, and we are certainly very appreciative.”
GFLF is continuing its food, essentials and back-to-school drive for tablets and devices for the next few months, the release said. For more info and to support the foundation: 672-5157, 734- 0796, 709- 0394 or 475-5090, e-mail: email@example.com or visit: www.giftforlifefoundationtt.com.