Paying it Forward

Haldane families know how lucky their children are to attend such a resource-rich school. This school year, families stepped up by donating character education books to supplement Haldane Elementary School's character education program. Then, Denniston International matched this contribution by donating one book that was donated by a Haldane family to a child in need in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These 1st graders were so excited about the new additions to their school library. Thank you, Haldane families, for being part of something INCREDIBLE happening here.

Books, Balls and Gratitude

It is difficult to describe the outpouring of love and gratitude that Denniston International received today at our partner school, St. Joseph's Convent Marriaqua. All day long students thanked me for their school sponsorship, and one 13-year-old boy said plainly, "Without this help, I wouldn't be at school today. Thank you". It was an emotional day as past students who were sponsored by Denniston International also came to visit, proudly standing in their college uniforms or professional work clothes. Above is a photo of the SJCM students currently being sponsored by Denniston International. Donors--your spirit was felt in St. Vincent today--these children are SO grateful. Thank YOU.

This is the Caribbean...

I'm sure some of you have heard the phrase "This Is Africa (TIA)" to describe African culture and society in all of its glory--and chaos. As we begin Day 2 of our field visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, I am reminded of people who grin when I say that I'm going to do nonprofit work in the Caribbean. It is so easy to be a tourist in this country and miss out on the very real problems. I am struck by the many varying sides of Vincentian culture--and in many ways, Eastern Caribbean culture as a whole. We all have pictures in our head of the beautiful Caribbean beaches, and those are here, for sure. But THIS is also the Caribbean I know. This is Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in Kingstown,

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