Sunwing Foundation donates books and school supplies to Jamaica as part of Flying Start program; Kingston-born supermodel Stacey McKenzie helps hand-deliver supplies

Source: Sunwing Foundation

TORONTO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - After an outpouring of support for the Sunwing Foundation’s recently launched Flying Start initiative, 250 backpacks filled with gently-used children’s books, essential school supplies and other necessities for learning were sent to Jamaican schools via Sunwing Airlines last month. 

The backpacks were delivered to schoolchildren across the Caribbean island, including students at Hastings Infant School, Kinloss Basic School and Salt Marsh Infant School. A donation was also made to the students at Spicy Hill Early Childhood Institution in Trelawny, a school constructed and funded by the Sunwing Foundation in partnership with Helping Hands Jamaica & Food for the Poor Canada in 2015.

Kingston-born, Toronto-based supermodel Stacey McKenzie—best known as runway coach on America's Next Top Model—worked alongside the Sunwing Foundation to hand-deliver the backpacks to the students of Spicy Hill.