Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Presentation Ceremony of the President's Charities Foundation

Remarks to be Delivered by His Excellency the President Charles A Savarin, DAH At the Presentation Ceremony of The President's Charities Foundation Cash Donations to Eleven (11) Charitable Organizations on Monday, 14th November 2016 State House Conference Centre

Good morning all. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to again welcome you to the State House Conference Centre for another President's Charities Foundation's Presentation Ceremony of Cash Donations in the form of cheques to eleven (11) charitable organizations. The President's Charities Foundation provides cash contributions to 17 charities on the island every year, from the proceeds of its annual fund raising dinner. The charities are:

  • Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities
  • St. Jerome's Ministry
  • Dominica Council on Ageing
  • REACH
  • House of Hope
  • Roseau Branch of the St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Northern Branch of the St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Roving Caregivers Programme
  • The Social Centre (Towards the St. Ann's Day Nursery)
  • Operation Youth Quake
  • Mahaut Senior Citizens Home
  • Grotto Home for the Homeless
  • Alpha Centre
  • Workshop for the Blind
  • Dominica Infirmary
  • The Northern District Home for the Aged Inc.
  • Care of the Elderly, Portsmouth

Today, eleven (11) of the seventeen (17) charitable organizations will receive cheques from the proceeds of the Thirteenth Annual Fundraising Dinner which took place on Saturday, 16th July 2016 at the Fort Young Hotel. The other six (6) charitable organizations will receive their cheques during my usual annual Christmas visits.

This year the gross receipts for the President's Charities Foundation Fund-Raising Dinner was $84,476.42. Total expenditure stood at $32,807.99 thus realizing a surplus of $51,668.43. From this surplus, $38,500.00 will be distributed among 17 charitable organizations; $5,000.00 has been forwarded to the Office of Disaster Management to go towards the Haiti relief effort; the balance will go towards the hosting of the President's Charities Foundation Annual Children's Christmas Party for disadvantaged children from ages 5 to 12, which will be held in the north eastern part of the island, and towards the re-establishment of the Reserve Fund which is set aside to respond to emergency situations.

Read the entire Presentation Ceremony of the President's Charities Foundation (PDF, 117 KB) address.

Posted 16/11/2016

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