Deadline to qualify for funding fast approaching

The annual community service event, SXM DOET, presented by Be The Change Foundation, will take place on March 15 & 16, 2019. While many organizations have already registered, Project Managers Melanie Choisy, Fleur Hermanides and Laura Bijnsdorp are urging all foundations and community-involved groups to consider registering a project for which volunteers are needed before the funding deadline of January 31, 2019.
Organizations such as schools, daycares, foundations, neighborhood associations, sports teams, youth groups, or volunteer corps may request up to USD $650.00 per project as long as they take place in different locations. At least 5 volunteers must be recruited from outside their organizations to qualify for funding.
Last year, volunteers had the opportunity to choose from 107 projects scattered throughout the island. Roughly 1,800 volunteers made an impact by volunteering for the two-day event following the destruction caused by the previous years hurricane season.
Project managers Melanie, Fleur and Laura express that they do not necessarily want to see an increase in the number of projects in 2019, but rather an enhancement in the creativity of projects to ensure a positive experience for both organizations and volunteers.
Organizations have until January 31 to register their projects on the website and apply for funding from the Oranje Fonds for SXM DOET 2019. There is also the opportunity to come in person and register your project at the Samenwerkende Fonds office in Madame Estate on January 29 from 2-6pm.
For more information or assistance registering, please call 586-0808 or e-mail in**********@gm***.com