Recently crowned Miss Teen Diva (MTD), Shaemore Smith, solicited support from the BVI community to give a holiday treat to persons who suffer from mental health issues. Miss Smith and the Miss Teen Diva Pageant Committee worked in conjunction with the Community Mental Health Centre to spearhead a grocery drive for donations of non-perishable goods such as rice, macaroni, canned milk, snacks, and toiletries among other items. Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd. graciously agreed to allow Miss Smith to ask shoppers at the Pasea location to “spend $2 or $3 on a little gift that can lift someone’s spirits”.
Miss Smith and the Pageant Committee would like to express a big “Thank You” to everyone who shared over $550.00 in groceries. The items were dropped off on Monday, December 17, 2012 to the Community Mental Health Centre staff who will deliver the donated items to persons who suffer from mental health issues for the Christmas holidays.
Shaemore was crowned Miss Teen Diva 2012 on November 24 and this Grocery Drive is her first official community service. The Pageant Committee would like to say ‘thank you’ to all the persons who showed support for this initiative and wishes the BVI community a safe and happy holiday season.