June 4 St. Johns Antigua: The Minister of Housing, Culture & Social Transformation,
Hilson Baptiste, has pledged his support along with that of his Government in ensuring that the Amazing Grace Foundation
is further developed.
Minister Baptiste was at the time speaking at a short appreciation ceremony for private
sector businesses on Friday who have and are continuing to make worthwhile donation to the organization.
Minister Baptiste told the attendees that as “Minister of Social Transformation
he was touched by what he has seen and is committed to helping the organization.” He added that “he
will definitely try to acquire what the home needs to enhance and better the lives of the residents, who are incapable of
taking care of themselves.”
‘Brother B’ as he is affectionately called said he was pleased to learn
about the expansion programme, as this will ensure that more persons who are in need of the services can benefit.
Chairman of the Board of Directors for Amazing Grace Foundation, Mr. Clarence Pilgrim,
said the home is operated solely on fund raising activities and the donations from the private sector.
Among the businesses that received certificates of appreciation were Bryson’s
Shipping and Caribbean Star. Several employees at Bryson’s Shipping also received certificates for
their dedicated service to the children.
The Amazing Grace Foundation is a non-profit organization that houses several children
who are incapacitated. The home is presently occupied by 7 persons and serves as a semi-day care for one