The PEACE IS Foundation has recorded yet another successful year during its 5th annual fundraising “PEACE IS Paradise” St. Maarten’s Day Breakfast.
According to the group, their success is mainly attributed to the dedicated patronage of local residents and the continued voluntary efforts of the management and staff at Taloulah Mangos Restaurant.’
“Times are hard, but we have people who have been supporting us from the inception of the project and they come religiously every year with their family to support our efforts of raising funds to promote programs to reduce violence in our schools,” Glenville Blake; President of the Foundation said. “We applaud these people and companies for their patronage and most of all we applaud Taloulah Mangos for hosting this breakfast five years in a row.”
The proceeds of this event Blake explained will be donated to the Methodist Agogic Center (MAC School) to assist in their peace keeping initiative. He also acknowledged that it is challenging to continuously host this event without many sponsors; he assured that the PEACE IS Foundation will continue to play their part in promoting peace in schools.
“At a time where there is a global downturn in the economy, we are happy to see that we still have the support of the community and the backing of the local businesses,” he said. “We are very grateful and hope that we can get more sponsors on board next year.
This year, PEACE IS also had some beautifully designed T-Shirts on saleduring the breakfast fundraiser. Many patrons took the opportunity to buy theirs and Blake pointed out that more T-shirts are available for those who missed out on the opportunity to get theirs. The t-shirts are available in black or white at a price of US$10 each.” T-shirts can be obtained from any PEACE IS member. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will also go towards the Foundation’s violence prevention initiatives.
The sales of these shirts Blake said, would make up for the additional funding they would usually raise when they had two restaurants participating in their annual St. Maarten’s Day breakfast.