The National Day of Caring was held May 21st, 2017. United Way Trinidad and Tobago was able to rally close to 50 partners in over 60 projects around the twin island Republic.
In particular, the UWTT with project manager assistance from the Home Solutions Limited was able to inject significant change aesthetically and infrastructure-wise at the St Mary’s Mucurapo Boys RC school. The entire school was repainted and a few classes received a physical facelift.
Additionally, a library with books was refurbished and made available for use by the students and children.
The NDOC was once again a tremendous success in 2016. Project Care and some 72 partners truly showed what is possible when collective working is executed with one goal in mind. The Diego Martin Boys RC school was the recipient of almost $1M of cash and in kind contributions.
Over 300 volunteers including students and professionals alike gave up three days to completely transform the school with emphasis being placed on the counseling room, kitchen and teacher’s lounge. In talking to Ryan Perkins (Building Spaces), most of his crew, the professional tradesmen that came out, took no form of payment and instead insisted that it was their duty as they themselves were from the area and some even attended the school.
This is one of 63 projects that were executed successfully and we hope to see even more companies come together and work collectively to create lasting impact on the communities of the chis n project sites.
Now on it’s 4th year, volunteers came out on Sunday May 22nd 2016 for the benefit of others. Companies along with their employees are asked to plan and complete a project for a good cause, it could be for a family, school, children’s/ elderly home, community or the greater public. For 3 years, we also engaged the public to participate in a Recycling Drive which demonstrates that separating paper, glass and plastic is easy and a step in the right direction.
United Way of Trinidad & Tobago, in partnership with Plastikeep, Carib-Glass, Ace Recycling Caribbean, Tetra, the Solid Waste Management Company Limited, Waste Disposals Limited and the Environmental Management Authority will be encouraging the public to take part in our National Day of Caring 2016 by demonstrating that recycling is worth the effort and is crucial to sustainability in Trinidad & Tobago.
Today Hyatt Regency Trinidad is giving US$15,000 to one of our NGOs. Join us in congratulating our friends at The Cotton Tree Foundation; winners of a 2015 Hyatt Community Grant!
This year, the Hyatt Community Grants program will award over $350,000 to 31 nonprofits across the globe. Since 2008, colleagues at Hyatt hotels have helped direct more than $2.35 million to 197 nonprofits in 43 countries around the world.