A few youngsters banded together with Red Cross Antigua and spread Christmas cheer by giving back to persons in need.
For the past three years my son Jayden Noel has been a youth volunteer at the Red Cross, participating in the Soup Kitchen among other drives.
Last year his brother Jared Noel joined him on an Easter Care Package initiative for the less fortunate.
For Christmas this year, they prepared 50 packages which included food items and toiletries and along with other youth volunteers and distributed them to several members of the community that were in need.
The brothers told the media why they “just wanted to give back.”
Meanwhile, Antigua Commercial Bank or ACB mortgage and trust company distributed an addition 50 packages to Clarevue psychiatric hospital and homes of differently abled citizens.
Dena Martin the Executive Assistant of the ACB mortgage and trust company explained why they decided to give back.
“At this time of year, we need to bring cheer, bring love-well we should be bringing love to each and every one all year round but more so at Christmas.
Everybody is looking to have something special, feel a little more enclosed in the community, feel a little bit more appreciated and we think that the people at the Clarevue and even the disabled, those who are less fortunate will feel extra special if we take some cheer to them,” Martin remarked
She further encouraged residents of Antigua and Barbuda to spread love and give back this Christmas season.