YMG’s “We Care, We Can” Canned Food Drive for Children’s Homes
July 17, 2012 by Guyana
Youth Media Guyana (YMG) hosted the “We Care, We Can” Canned Food Drive with a group of other passionate like-minded young people. This was the brainchild of Subrina Mohamed-Puran, a Canadian based young Guyanese who wanted a way to give back to children in Guyana, especially those in homes outside the city where help is not as easily accessible.
The event comprised of a talent show in Georgetown and with every ticket sold, the ticket holder was asked to bring a canned/dried/packaged food. Supermarkets and food distributors were also approached to offer support.
The food collected was given to three homes that feed 88 children:
- The Bright Horizon Family (Soesdyke/Linden Highway)
- Haruni Girls Home (Kuru Kuru/Linden Highway) and
- The Drop-in Centre (Georgetown).
All artistes volunteered their talent and any extra money after overheads went towards buying additional canned/packaged food.