International charity beautifies children's home
The International Youth Charity Foundation, yesterday during labour Day 2017, upgraded the entrance to the Maxfield Park Children's Home in Kingston.
The project consisted of painting the walls and sidewalk to the entrance of the oldest children's home in Jamaica.
There was also the removal of shrubs, tree trimming and planting of flowers.
THE STAR visited the project at 89 Maxfield Avenue and witnessed about 15 people, most of whom are residents from nearby communities, lending a helping hand with the exercise.
The directors of the charity, who are based in the US, Richard 'Bently' Davis and Nathaniel Myers, also got their hands dirty for the cause.
Myers told THE STAR, "The home has been around for a long time and nobody seem to pay it much attention and we pass here a couple of time and see that it need and upliftment and we came today and beautify it so that others can join, catch on and help with the upkeep."
International Youth Charity also told our news team that they have been involved with other initiatives in the community.
"We have been doing projects within Maxfield for a while, keep a lot of treats and ship in things from in the US. We made a lot of donations to the Children's Home and for the past year we saw here (the entrance) and said we need to fix it up," said Davis
The home serves as a place of safety for many children who have been abandoned or made homeless.