Updated: Jan 11, 2022
The White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation thanks Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben - Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius, Saba for their 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 to improve the interior of the Sister Basilia Center Residence!
The Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben has provided the necessary funds to redo the interior of the Sister Baslia Center (SBC). The Residence of SBC opened in October 2001 and is specialized in residential care for persons with intellectual disabilities. After 20 years, the Residence was in need of new furniture, curtains and special beds to fit the needs of our clients.
This project has now been completed, and the WYCCF likes to extend its sincere gratitude to the Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben for making this renovation possible. The clients and staff of the SBC are delighted with the new look and possibilities.
The facelift consists of new beds and nightstands. But also new chairs, couches, and tables for the living and dining rooms and the staff area. In addition to that, the project also incorporated several wall and window decorations and a fresh paint job to give the Residence a fresh new look. With additional funds, several beds, specifically made to fit the needs of some of the SBC clients, were custom build by Koene in the Netherlands.
‘‘𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑅𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑔𝑜𝑡 𝑎 𝑤ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑗𝑒𝑐𝑡,’’ says Department head, Mimi Hodge. ‘’𝐼𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑟𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑖𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑓𝑓 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑤𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑞𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑠.’’
Once more, the WYCCF would like to thank the Samenwerkende Fondsen, and specifically the Kansfonds and De Groot Fonds, for their generous donation. With help from partners like this, the WYCCF can continue to provide 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 to those who need it.