My Brother's Workshop Serves 20,000 Meals, Raises Over $30,000 Through Matching Donation From Discover Fund Management and IGY

Community Center Published On May 21, 2020 06:39 AM
Staff Consortium | May 21, 2020 06:39:17 AM

Meals prepared by My Brother's Workshop By MY BROTHER'S WORKSHOP

My Brothers Workshop joined with Discover Fund Management and the Island Caribbean Relief Fund to raise more than $30,000 to provide meals and essential items to vulnerable residents of the V.I.

“Inspired by the generosity shown by MBW supporters on #GivingTuesdayNow, Discover Fund Management pledged to match all donations made to My Brother’s Workshop May 6th - 31st up to $10,000,” reads a MBW press release Wednesday. “Within 5 days, the community had answered that match. Then, The Island Caribbean Relief Fund, a 501c3 organization led by Island Global Yachting, supported by its shareholders and partners made a $10,000 donation. That means over $30,000 was raised.”

My Brother’s Workshop has partnered with local government agencies, businesses and other non-profits during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meals and essential supplies to seniors, homeless, displaced school children — all while keeping the MBW trainees enrolled in MBW and engaged in their program of mentorship, education, mental health counseling, on the job training, and job placement.

Since launching their “Meals on Wheels'' initiative on Monday, March 23rd, MBW Cafe and Bakery has prepared and distributed over 20,000 meals on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

MBW said its partners on this initiative include: World  Central Kitchen, Alpine Securities USVI, Office of the Governor of the Virgin Islands, USVI Department of Human Services, the Office of Senator James, the Office of Senator Myron Jackson, The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities VI, Frederiksted Health Clinic,  Lutheran Social Services of the VI, Cancer Support VI, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Reformed Church, XO Energy, HMRT, Columba Capital, Ama at Cane Bay, St. Thomas Restaurant Group, 1First Bank VI, Merchants Market Group, Chicken ‘n Bowling, Tap and Still, McDonald’s USVI, Plaza Extra Tutu, Moe’s Fresh Market, Plaza West, Caribbean Packaging, 1FirstBank VI, Cruzan Rum, Rotary Club of St.Thomas Sunrise, Rotary Club of St. Thomas East,  Nazareth by the Sea Episcopal Church, Heavy Materials, CC1 VI, Prime at Paradise Point, Cafe Amici, Custom Builders, PR Deli Provisions, Sugar Brown Farms, KLR Restaurant Supply, Virgin Islands Craft Distillers, Cost U Less, Fresh Greens VI, Petrus Gas, Old Stone Farmhouse, Bella Blue, Hideaway Farms, The Fabric Store, Giant Gas, Bellows International, The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, May's Kitchen, Lucky Jewelers, Boolchand’s St. Thomas, Airvoice VI, Discover Fund, Artistic Jewelers, DriveGreen VI, Island Global Yachting, Guardian Insurance, Coral's Edge, Youth with a Mission, Frenchtown Community Center, Concessions International, Cane Bay Cares and the Prior Family Foundation.

If you or someone you know is in need of receiving meals, call My Brother’s Workshop at (340) 715-2769. 


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