Alacran Foundation assists close to 1500 Jamaicans this Christmas

Sunday, December 23, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY —The Alacran Foundation and its founder, Alessandra Lo Savio, have assisted close to 1,500 children, senior citizens and homeless individuals across Kingston, Portland, Trelawny, St James and Hanover between December 19 and 22 ahead of the official launch of the foundation in 2019.

According to Lo Savio, “we distributed care packages to the homeless, gifts to children and meals to senior citizens through a series of Christmas treats”.

The treats which took place at the Trench Town Multi-Purpose Complex in Kingston on Wednesday, December 19; Fairy Hill Community Centre in Fairy Hill, Portland on Thursday,December 20 and Elletson Wakeland Community Centre in Falmouth, Trelawny on Friday, December 21. The initiative ended yesterday with treats at the City Spirit on Orange Street in Montego Bay, St James and the Hopewell Sports Community Centre in

Hopewell, Hanover.

The foundation, whose goal is to provide learning via the arts, music and sports for future generations, has taken on the mission of building music schools in developing countries across the world for children and young adults of all ages.

To date, the Alacran Foundation has a presence in Miami Florida, London, England and Montego Bay, Jamaica based on the current footprint of parent company Alacran Group. The Alacran Group, through these three sites, has already joined forces with local community groups and organisations to better penetrate marginalised and impoverished communities

through the foundation.

Locally, the foundation has partnered with the Trench Town Development Association/Trench

Town CDC; Fairy Hill Community Development Committee and Youth Club Members; Falmouth United Community Team; City Spirit/Open Heart Charitable Mission; Hopewell Sports and Community Management Committee and notably, the Bob Marley Foundation.

Lo Savio believes that the alliance with the Bob Marley Foundation “... will assist with the delivery and management of the initiatives we intend to carry out in Jamaica, as well as support existing Bob Marley Foundation projects”.

The partnership has already benefited the Jamaica Reggae Girlz football programme by way of a significant sponsorship which resulted in their qualification for the 2019 World Cup.

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