Alpine Securities USVI has pledged to match all donations made to My Brother’s Workshop’s Spread Hope fundraising campaign, up to $50,000, which began March 25 and will end on April 21. That means that MBW has the ability to raise $100,000 to keep its youth engaged in the program while serving the community by providing meals and essential items to the vulnerable population of the community. That includes senior citizens, the homeless, displaced school children, the immune system compromised and families with health issues or other special needs.
Alpine Securities USVI’s primary goal is to support Virgin Islands non-profit organizations that improve the health, well-being, and economic vitality of communities. It is fully committed to supporting the work of local organizations as they work through the effects of COVID-19 throughout the territory.
My Brother’s Workshop’s long-standing partnerships in the community and its actions after Irma and Maria have put them in a position to stand in the gap for these vulnerable groups while avoiding duplicating response efforts.
Since launching the “Meals on Wheels” initiative on Monday, March 23, MBW Cafe and Bakery has prepared over 500 meals that were then distributed to those in need on St. Thomas and St. John. MBW Cafe and Bakery stands ready to prepare 200-300 meals daily. Their workshops on St. Thomas and St. Croix will engage in distributions on a needs basis in order to help the territory’s most vulnerable population. The health and wellbeing of these individuals remains the organization’s primary objective.
Donations of essential supplies may be donated at the MBW St. Thomas workshop. The supplies being requested are toilet paper, paper towels, toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, bars of soap, trail mix bars, ensure, adult diapers, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies. These supplies will then be distributed in accordance with health guidelines by the MBW workshop teams to those in need.
MBW has partnered on this initiative with Alpine Securities USVI, St. Thomas Reformed Church, HMRT, Lutheran Social Services of the VI, XO Energy, Cancer Support VI, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Chicken ‘n Bowling, Tap and Still, Plaza Extra Tutu, Moe’s Fresh Market Catholic Charities VI, the Office of Senator James, the Office of Senator Myron Jackson, Caribbean Packaging, XO Bistro, 1FirstBank VI, Cruzan Rum, McDonald’s USVI, USVI Department of Human Services, and The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas .
If an individual or a business is interested in partnering with MBW on this initiative, please contact Chrystie at [email protected]. If the business is a restaurant able to donate items to MBW for meal distribution, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqIsBZ1NyuOXQ9Ty7ZW4K1yJOnt10ZcykSC303iSzhe-r5mg/viewform
If a person is interested in volunteering in material sourcing, case management/client monitoring or distribution, please fill out the following form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNsR_YqJXiVaulchLdFFepmIbBEBmq35pwxXBB 8umXUEsllQ/viewform
If able to make a monetary donation, please do so by check at any of the MBW locations or online at https://www.classy.org/campaign/Spread-Hope/c277550. All donations made at this time will go toward MBW’s Spread Hope initiative and will provide vulnerable community members meals and essential items all while continuing to keep its young people engaged in the MBW program.