Mikey Live gives back for Christmas

The Mikey Live, go to programme on Facebook has teamed up with its viewers to bring christmas cheers to four needy families from the parishes of St. David and St. George.

Mikey Hutchinson and some of the bags of food stuff donated on Christmas Eve

The families were selected by the Mikey Live Helping Hands Foundation and were blessed for the Christmas season with enough food items to carry them into the new year.

The Mikey Live Helping Hands Foundation is approximately one year old and comprises of Canadian, American and Grenadian viewers of the Mikey Live Programme.

Speaking to Head of the Organisation, Mikey Hutchinson last Thursday, he told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the initiative can best be described as basically a Mikey Live family affair.

He said: “So, the members donate to whatever initiative that we’re having. We’re just now starting to do fundraisers, so we have our very first fundraiser in Canada in February and the proceeds from that will go towards further initiatives but all of the hampers that we have given so far from all the other initiatives were funded from donors within the group itself.

“…This is not the first time that we are doing this – this is in fact the second year. Last year we gave to a wide cross section of people and this year we did the same but we did four families this time. We gave them a lot more, enough to last them a while. So, we’re talking about your regular items that you would use on a daily basis, food to cook, canned foods, flour, rice, sugar, things to make juice, snacks and we actually purchased these items from supermarkets; so it’s not like we’re getting bulk items,” he added.

According to Hutchinson, he is driven to make these Christmas Eve donations because the living conditions of some people are atrocious in the country.

He said that although “food may help them and it may help them in one way, probably they would not be hungry but some people really do need better housing accommodations and so on, so we would try and see if we can extend just beyond helping people with food.”

The Foundation has been operating quietly since its formation but is now going public with the hope of attracting more donors to its cause.

Hutchinson believes the limited students and fire victims who have been receiving assistance from the Foundation can now be increased.

“…We help students to go through school, paying for their lunch in their school and we also help with transportation, with graduation for students who are not able to do that. We did have a back to school distribution and paid school fees for two students. Also we have helped a lot of fire victims. Once we hear that their house was burnt, we would put together hampers and deliver it to them and even giving them cash but we give cash particularly to fire victims. People with chronic illnesses and so on, we have given them checks, blood sugar test and things like that and medication, whatever they need, we try our best to see if we can help them.

“…We try to help in as many ways as we can but now that we believe that we have everything in order, we will be going to the public for their assistance because I think the more people we would have on board, the better it would be for us because we want to try to meet as many people as possible. Our objective is not really to get recognition for all that we do but just to help the people. We recognise now in an effort to help more people we have to at least let the public know what we are doing so that we can get their support.

Meanwhile, the Rotaract Club of Grenada East teamed up over the christmas holiday period with Synergy Promotions to provide Christmas toys to 15 children from remote villages in the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Patrick.

The names of the needy children were provided by the Ministry of Social Development.

Approximately $700.00 was spent on the toys which were delivered personally to the children at their homes.




This is one of many community initiatives done by the Rotaract Club of Grenada East for 2018.The Mikey Live, go to programme on Facebook has teamed up with its viewers to bring christmas cheers to four needy families from the parishes of St. David and St. George.

The families were selected by the Mikey Live Helping Hands Foundation and were blessed for the Christmas season with enough food items to carry them into the new year.

Members of Rotaract Grenada East and Synergy Promotions with recipients of toys

The Mikey Live Helping Hands Foundation is approximately one year old and comprises of Canadian, American and Grenadian viewers of the Mikey Live Programme.

Speaking to Head of the Organisation, Mikey Hutchinson last Thursday, he told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the initiative can best be described as basically a Mikey Live family affair.

He said: “So, the members donate to whatever initiative that we’re having. We’re just now starting to do fundraisers, so we have our very first fundraiser in Canada in February and the proceeds from that will go towards further initiatives but all of the hampers that we have given so far from all the other initiatives were funded from donors within the group itself.

“…This is not the first time that we are doing this – this is in fact the second year. Last year we gave to a wide cross section of people and this year we did the same but we did four families this time. We gave them a lot more, enough to last them a while. So, we’re talking about your regular items that you would use on a daily basis, food to cook, canned foods, flour, rice, sugar, things to make juice, snacks and we actually purchased these items from supermarkets; so it’s not like we’re getting bulk items,” he added.

According to Hutchinson, he is driven to make these Christmas Eve donations because the living conditions of some people are atrocious in the country.

He said that although “food may help them and it may help them in one way, probably they would not be hungry but some people really do need better housing accommodations and so on, so we would try and see if we can extend just beyond helping people with food.”

The Foundation has been operating quietly since its formation but is now going public with the hope of attracting more donors to its cause.

Hutchinson believes the limited students and fire victims who have been receiving assistance from the Foundation can now be increased.

“…We help students to go through school, paying for their lunch in their school and we also help with transportation, with graduation for students who are not able to do that. We did have a back to school distribution and paid school fees for two students. Also we have helped a lot of fire victims. Once we hear that their house was burnt, we would put together hampers and deliver it to them and even giving them cash but we give cash particularly to fire victims. People with chronic illnesses and so on, we have given them checks, blood sugar test and things like that and medication, whatever they need, we try our best to see if we can help them.

“…We try to help in as many ways as we can but now that we believe that we have everything in order, we will be going to the public for their assistance because I think the more people we would have on board, the better it would be for us because we want to try to meet as many people as possible. Our objective is not really to get recognition for all that we do but just to help the people. We recognise now in an effort to help more people we have to at least let the public know what we are doing so that we can get their support.

Meanwhile, the Rotaract Club of Grenada East teamed up over the christmas holiday period with Synergy Promotions to provide Christmas toys to 15 children from remote villages in the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Patrick.

The names of the needy children were provided by the Ministry of Social Development.

Approximately $700.00 was spent on the toys which were delivered personally to the children at their homes.

This is one of many community initiatives done by the Rotaract Club of Grenada East for 2018.

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