The Indian Action Committee (IAC) hosted its annual Christmas Outreach on Sunday, December 17, at the Wales Community Ground, West Bank Demerara, which was attended by more than three hundred and fifty children from the Wales, Patentia, Good Intent, Vriesland, and Bell Vue communities.
The IAC targeted children aged between 4 and 10 years old and especially those of sugar workers who reside in those areas and were affected by the ongoing restructuring of the sugar industry including persons who were laid off.
The IAC entertained the children with a mixture of Christmas music, while each child received a meal, and was presented with a gift and a goodies bag, by Santa Claus and his two elves, who in reality are a father and his two daughters from the Wales community.
The IAC wishes to express its sincerest gratitude to Gafoors, Ashmins, De Sinco Trading and Nirva which allowed the organization in its Toy Drive to place marked boxes at these locations, and all those persons who generously dropped off toys in these boxes; and other generous donors who donated toys at the IAC office; and the following sponsors and donors who and which contributed to the tremendous success of the this initiative: GTT; NTN TV and 89.1FM; NCN TV and all its radio stations; MTV; Mix 90.1FM; Bakewell for providing toys and all the bread to make sandwiches; Banks DIH Limited for a number of Icee drinks; DDL for Topco Quenchers juices, CIDI for Thrill soft drinks; Ansa McAL Trading for i-Cool soft drinks; Survival Supermarket for toys; NBS; Imex; BM Soat; Tony’s Auto Spares; Edward D Beharry & Co Ltd; Pastry King Bakery; and all the individual donors.
The IAC, moreover, also wishes to thank the management and staff of GUYSUCO for its contributory support to make this event a success.
The IAC, in conclusion, wishes to thank the management of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union which contributed to the success of the program.
The IAC, during the last decade, has brought joy and happiness to thousands of less fortunate children from all ethnic backgrounds and from all different religious backgrounds at its previous Christmas Parties and will continue this tradition as long as the organization remains in existence.