A small group of Greater Toronto Area women took some time out of the Canada Day long weekend celebrations to take part in a fundraiser for young students in Jamaica.
Sisters in Motion held its fourth annual car wash last Saturday outside the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) centre. Funds accrued from the event will go towards a scholarship and assist in purchasing educational material for primary schools in St. Elizabeth.
“It’s all about the young people and ensuring they get the tools to succeed in the classroom,” said the organization’s president, Nicole Wright. “We want to ensure they achieve a prosperous and meaningful life.”
Sisters in Motion was launched in 2010 as a book club by family members and close friends. They discussed previously read books and shared ideas and personal experiences.
Funds from the organization’s first car wash three years ago were used to buy educational resources and computer equipment for Geneva Primary School. The organization also presented two scholarships.
In the last three years, Sisters in Motion has awarded seven scholarships worth nearly $6,000. Julecia Lewis, 13, was recently presented with a scholarship to attend Manchester High School.
In addition to the car wash, Sisters in Motion run a monthly fundraising entertainment night featuring specially prepared Caribbean cuisine.