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Christophe Harbour Foundation Impacting the Community

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, Events, St. Kitts

Whether it’s through generous financial support, community leadership positions, or hands-on volunteering, it takes a village to turn a good community into a great one. Since 2008, the Christophe Harbour Foundation has re-invested nearly $850,000 USD back into the larger St. Kitts and Nevis community and continues to make a positive impact on the people we meet and the places in which we live and work.

Not only are the Board Members of the Foundation active in community outreach, so are our Christophe Harbour Members and employees. Our efforts support organizations that align with four key areas of support: Youth Development, Environmental and Cultural, Health and Wellness, and Social Development. The Foundation is funded by real estate sales within the community and is the largest supporter of Youth Literacy and Development in the Federation.

Watch this video to learn more about the Christophe Harbour Foundation efforts within the community.

In 2018, the Foundation reinvested $91,780 back in to the community. Highlights include:

  • The opening of the St. Kitts Spectrum Services Centre, which is the first of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean to offer much-needed screenings, early diagnostic services, and ongoing care for children diagnosed with autism.
  • The donation of fire safety equipment to all private and public pre-schools throughout St Kitts and Nevis. In total, 126 fire extinguishers were presented along with smoke alarms to ensure the safety of all children and to ensure the schools meet required certifications.
  • The distribution of back-to-school supplies for more than 70 families. The supplies were handed over to approximately 35 students at four primary schools on St. Kitts.
  • The facilitation of a Teacher-Librarian Workshop in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Hands Across the Sea that focused on enhancing professional literacy development skills, tools and resources for librarians and teachers.

Earlier this year, the Foundation hosted its first ever Christophe Harbour Foundation Forum to introduce the larger community to all the good that has been done in the community thus far and to encourage more people to reach out to the Foundation for support and to get involved. The event, which had nearly 150 people in attendance, was held at the Marina Village where several Foundation recipients shared their experience with the audience. To learn more about the Christophe Harbour Foundation, please visit christopheharbour.com

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