PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It takes compassion to think of others who are in need. While we are all taught to share and help our neighbors, 16 year old Ki-mani Olivacce a student of learning unlimited School has taken it to the next level. For the second year he has called out to the community to come together and donate to a worthy cause of a ‘Back to School Drive’ for students in need.
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle heeded the call for the second year under the direction of Service Projects Director Grace Linger. This year again we worked with the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA).
Along with the help from LMSA and the generous donations and weekly fines of the Mid Isle Rotarians, we were able to shop and pack forty school back packs for the less fortunate students in our community. This amounted to twenty back packs for elementary students and twenty back packs for high school students with all the necessary items for the start of the new school year 2017-2018.