On 9 August, Rotaract Blue held its 5th‘Put Your Best Foot Forward’ dress down day fundraiser. The community service club for 18-30 year olds, partnered once again with the Department of Children and Family Services to provide school shoes to disadvantaged children in the community.
“The initiative normally supports 25-30 students per year, and this year when we received the list it had more than tripled,” explained Community Service Director Ally McRae. “The dress down day not only allows local businesses to support the community at large, but encourages and engages their employees through the process.” The colour orange was chosen to represent anti-bullying.
The organisation received an outpouring of support from the public and private sector, as well as individuals, including participation and contributions from: His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, Dart, Maples Group, Island Electronics Security & Monitoring Ltd., Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits, NCB Group, KPMG, Balboa Management, CUC, WORC, Health Services Authority, Saxon, EY, CML and Nova Recruitment, Hurley’s Media, Stepping Stones, Property Cayman, First Caribbean Bank and Bella’s Beauty and Barber Studio. Rotaract Blue would like to thank all the participants for helping us continue to make this essential initiative a successful one. Rotaract Blue is currently in the process of collecting the funds raised and will be placing the order for the shoes shortly in aim to have them arrive before September, for the beginning of the school year. The cost of shipping and duty for the shoes will be generously sponsored by Dart.
The ‘Put Your Best Foot Forward’ dress down day will be held next August for the 2020/2021 school year. If your organisation would like to pledge your advanced participation, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotaract Blue meet bi-weekly at Royal Palms Beach Club in the PRIMA restaurant space at 6 P.M., with the next meeting on 21August.