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Double dose of cheer

Rory Daley

Friday, January 17, 2014    

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FIVE child-care facilities were the beneficiaries of much-needed items from of two of Kingston's top car-clubs, Skunk Nation and Team Redlinerz recently.

Sunshine Child-Care Facility, Christian Boys' Home, St Anthony's-Mary's Child, and Mustard Seed-Mary's Child all received support from Skunk Nation, which partnered with Toy Box Foundation.

The two entities ran a collection drive from November 8 that culminated in Skunk Nation's free car show Drive By on December 14, at the Total service station in Manor Park, St Andrew.

According to Skunk Nation's Nick Lue, the free car show hauled in $40,000 in cash and over 450 toys marking a second successful year working with Toy Box.

"The event was to be the big bang for our Christmas charity drive and it's safe to say it was very successful for us. We'll be back in 2014 with Skunk Nation," said Michael Lee, co-founder of Toy Box Foundation.

Skunk Nation made their donations over two days, December 21 and 22.

For the second time in three years, Team Redlinerz concentrated their charity efforts on Alpha Boys' Home on South Camp Road in Kingston.

The facility — known for producing iconic Jamaican musicians including Don Drummond and the Skatalites — received a donation of food and toiletries. The presentation was made by club founder Joseph Montaque.

"We are grateful for the support from Team Redlinerz," said Marcia Dallas, administrative assistant at Alpha Boys' Home.

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