Acts of Grace making a difference

October 30, 2017
Fraser and several volunteers created cardboard flowers with the wards at Sunshine Child Care Centre.
Amanda Fraser (left) with Acts of Grace head of administration, Kaydene DeSilva outside of the Chest Hospital's blood bank.
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Acts of Grace, a charitable movement started by Amanda Fraser in 2015, is now in its third year.

This year's campaign was launched in September and will seek to inspire as many young volunteers as possible to complete 28 charitable projects before Fraser's 28th birthday on February 8, 2018.

The campaign has already completed five acts: a beach clean-up with the GraceKennedy Foundation; volunteering at the Sunshine Child Care Centre; planting seedlings from the Forestry Department; a tie-dye project and book gifting at the Wortley Girls Home; and the sale of pink ribbon pins in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This year is different from the others, as Fraser now has a full team of volunteers. She has also empowered individuals to plan their own volunteer activities as part of the 28 acts.

"Since its inception, Acts of Grace has really transformed," said Fraser. "This year, I am really blessed to have a team that is filled with progressive, passionate nation builders who are really looking to make a difference in Jamaica."

In an effort to keep the movement growing, Fraser and her team are currently working on registering Acts of Grace as a foundation in order to continue making a positive impact on the lives of Jamaicans.

Currently, Fraser is seeking volunteers and donations for two acts, a blood drive for the National Blood Transfusion Service, and a clothing drive which will contribute to several homes in the Manchester area.

Persons interested in getting involved with Acts of Grace can follow them on Instagram: @ActsofGrace, Facebook: @28ActsofGrace or email actsofgraceja@gmail.com for more information.

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