Bob the Builder receives new mattresses from Island Gems

Bob the Builder Nursery and Day Care now has six new mattresses for its cribs, thanks to a donation from Island Gems Charity Foundation.

A request to fund new mattresses was submitted to Island Gems by Gems board member Jody Rosen. The request was granted by the Island Gems, because the new mattresses were deemed important for the well-being of the babies and toddlers who attend the day care and nursery.

The day care and nursery immediately put the mattresses, made in St. Maarten, to work. When Island Gems President Alita Singh, Treasurer Kerisha James and Rosen visited the school in Betty’s Estate recently, two children were resting comfortably in cribs while others watched television.
“Island Gems are very interested in the well-being and education of our children. This is why we saw this donation as important. We look forward to the children who fall asleep on the mattresses to be whisked off to pleasant and fun dreams,” said Singh.

Island Gems Charity Foundation is an all-women group. It raises funds to support community projects on both sides of the island at its only fundraising event – its annual, themed gala dinner. The next gala dinner at Captain Oliver’s restaurant is on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The theme is “Caribbean Creole Night.”

Island Gems urges everyone to save the date and start getting their best Caribbean Creole-style outfits ready for the gala.