Volunteers working at the museum during Statia Doet 2022.
ST. EUSTATIUS--Last weekend, 324 volunteers came out to give back to the community as part of the Statia Doet 2022 campaign. A total of 32 projects were executed as part of the annual charitable event on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21.
“This year we had a large number of children participating, said Maxine Spanner-Suares of the Labour Department, one of the Statia Doet coordinators.
Statia Doet 2022 will be hosting a Thank-You Party for invited volunteers at Mike van Putten Youth Centre, 2:00-8:00pm Saturday, May 28.
Volunteers preparing the planting of saplings at Claes Gut.
Among projects executed were “Little Helpers with Green Thumbs” at Buzzy Bees Inn and Daycare Centre; Golden Rock Cancer Awareness Foundation provided healthy breakfast to cancer survivors; New Challenges Foundation gave out mini gift baskets to senior citizens; St. Eustatius Foundation repaired the fencing around its building in the historical core of Oranjestad and did a paint job to spruce up its location; Statia Pride beautified Claes Gut, where they planted saplings and other greenery in the cliff area and Statia’s manmade “waterfall”; a “rejuvenating” spa day for senior citizens; and St. Eustatius Historical Foundation beautified its building, gave the museum a paint facelift, and repaired and painted its Information Centre in Lower Town as part of a beautification project.