CAY HILL — Nurse Monique of SMMC is now the proud owner of a clothing recycling container. The investment was made possible by the joint efforts of the Dutch Representative in St. Maarten, Kooyman Megastore and HaVen Audit, Accounting and Consultancy.
The container was bought through a donation of the Dutch Representative in Philipsburg (VNP). The local audit, accounting, and consultancy firm HaVen assisted the foundation in bringing everyone together and procuring and shipping the container from the Netherlands, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
Nurse Monique supports vulnerable groups like homeless persons, young single mothers and isolated elderly with clothing, medication, or bathing facilities. One of the most time-consuming activities for the foundation is the collection of clothing. Not only for the foundation but also for the persons donating their clothes, as they have to drive up all the way Ginger Road to the home of Monique.
With the arrival of the Clothing Recycling Container, the foundation can now receive clothing 24/7. The container is located opposite Ginger Road, in the parking area of Kooyman Megastore. Kooyman not only sponsored the location, but also the shipping costs of the container from the Netherlands to St. Maarten.
“From the start, I wanted to make sure Kooyman was on board to make this happen”, said Evencia Carty-Seabrookes, Commercial Officer at Kooyman. “Kooyman believes in initiatives to reduce poverty and promote sustainability. The container does both. Recycling clothing and shoes and making them available to the less fortunate is a great way to support underprivileged families, while at the same time helping the environment by reducing waste.”
To acknowledge Kooyman for their cooperation, the container is Kooyman green with the GBNM Nanny Nurssy Foundation logo, representing the joint venture between Kooyman and the foundation of Nurse Monique.