Category Archives: Charities

Join Rotaract in Giving Blood to Save Lives Tomorrow!

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The Rotaract Club of Kingston with the assistance of the Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau and Grand Cayman, is hosting its annual Blood Drive tomorrow morning at 9am at the National Chest Hospital.

A single pint of blood can save 3 lives. Join Rotaract and save lives tomorrow!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Clothing Drive this January in Kingston!

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The Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Society (JCDS) is conducting a clothing drive for charity this January!

They invite you to donate old, lightly worn or new clothing for a worthy cause. As we exit the holiday season most of us may have replaced items in our wardrobe and would like to give them away.

JCDS has designated their office as a collection point for any items of clothing you would like to donate. At the end of the month, they will deliver the items to a charitable organisation hand- picked by their team.

Kudos to JCDS for knowing the importance of giving back and serving their community outside of providing Dental Services.

Please Donate!

Drop off location: Suite #28 Ardenne Emirates, 7-9 Ardenne Road. Kingston 10.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Happy New Year from Suga Lifestyle!

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Happy New Year Everyone!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019!

Suga looks forward to an even better year of keeping you in the know on Sports, Brand Jamaica, GW Art, Charities, Health and Fitness and Jamaica’s continuously flourishing Culinary Industry with my Restaurant Ratings and Reviews.

Keep working to achieve your dreams!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Merry Christmas from Suga Lifestyle!

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Suga would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for the season! 

It has been a great year for Suga Lifestyle and I have to tell you all a Big Thank You for staying tuned to all the categories that build the Suga Lifestyle brand; GW Art, Charities, Restaurant Reviews and Ratings, Brand Jamaica, Sports, Health and Fitness and more.

I am also very proud to report that the 1st staging of my Trade show, Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection held at The Liguanea Club on Saturday, December 15th was a success. The event involved artisans hand-picked by me to offer their unique, handcrafted, handmade, Jamaican items to the public.

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TCP’s Jamaican greeting cards were also in the building as a convenience for shoppers to get cards to go with their gifts.

With Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection, there was no need to shop for gifts online. The event gave sponsors and guests the opportunity to support Brand Jamaica, specifically entrepreneurs who operate within the
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. Through their support, Jamaican made products and the
island’s creative industries, were highlighted. Vendor industries included; food, graphic art, woodcraft, ceramics, fashion, agro-processing and personal care. My Suga Artisans were hand-picked to inspire innovation, and to provide a platform for business growth.

For those who missed out on Suga’s Winter Wonderland or for Suga Bears and Suga Daddies who would like to relive the moment, here are some highlights from the day.

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Guests entering the venue were greeted by some of the Sponsors, Gustazos, Sagicor Bank and Jablum. Gustazos along with Suga Lifestyle offered some Selfie photo fun, while Jablum treated guests to freshly brewed, hot Coffee and Sagicor Bank offered Scones from Cannonball Cafe to complement the Coffee.

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Sponsor, Norman Grant, Managing Director and CEO of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory with Gabrielle Burgess of Suga Lifestyle at SL Christmas Connection on December 15, 2018.

My contented guests then felt the Christmas spirit and not only felt lucky by participating in the entry raffle, but contributed to Charity and received a few swag bags to accompany them inside.

Who was inside?!

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There was something for everyone at SL Christmas Collection and it was a family affair!

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Confectioneries galore!

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The venue was buzzing with guests from the 4pm start time straight up to the closing of the event at 8pm.

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Guests not only browsed items, but shopped well. Kudos!

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Suga’s very own, GW Art booth did well too! GW Art shoppers (L-R) Prudence Simpson, Michaelia McLean, Sheena Taylor and Taraja Richards left with their shopping bags and were all smiles.

Shoppers sipped and shopped in comfort too!

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Guests enjoyed their night at the bar without having to pay a penny. Afterall, according to Suga’s popular GW Art piece, It’s Always Wine o’clock!

Prizes and Surprises!

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L-R Everton Cummings and Stephen Greig were amongst the Suga trivia winners for the night.

Guests either won prizes by raffle or won spot prizes after answering Suga’s trivia questions correctly based on categories of Brand Jamaica, Health and Fitness and Foodie fun.

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(L-R) Stephanie Chen chose the right time to move to Jamaica, copping a 3 lb Christmas Fruit cake for her family from Sweet Obsession Ja. Moyen Campbell and Pricella Dawson (Right) also walked away happily with prizes.
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Suga created great memories having persons winning raffle prizes for their first time! SL Connection made this avid, Brand Jamaica Shopper, Tricia-Gaye O’Connor’s day.
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It warmed everyone’s hearts to see Suga Artisan, Averell French’s son win a sling backpack from Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You and tell everyone why he liked Christmas.

Charity

Members of the non-profit organization, Rotaract Club of New Kingston assisted Suga Lifestyle on the day of the event and happily received a donation from Suga at the end of the event towards their Marie Atkins Shelter Project to be held on January 12, 2019.

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Suga’s mission was achieved, where Artisans did well with sales, a donation was made to Charity and guests sipped and shopped locally in comfort for family and friends.

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Thanks to all of my sponsors, Development Bank of Jamaica, Sagicor Bank, Gustazos, Jablum and BPM Financial as well as kind persons who contributed giveaways from their Businesses to the event to make this possible: Stush in the Bush, Cafe EITS, Eden Gardens Spa, Rituals Coffee House, Mystic Thai, JPS, Chive Restaurant, Irie Rock, Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Tracy Jackson Blake’s Because It Is For You, Sweet Obsession Ja, Tai Tai Ice Cream rolls, Closet Cloud, Select Brands, RSS Natural Delights, Cabana City Reserve and Swypz+ Ja.

Lastly, thanks to ALL of my Selected Suga Artisans! The event couldn’t have been successful without you!

Here are a few of their testimonials!

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Looking forward to see what’s in store for next year!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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GW Art is in the Vitamin M December box in the USA!

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Kerryanne Croft of the Vitamin M box says trying to fit in is boring, create the change you want to see.

What’s the Vitamin M box?

Based in New Jersey, Kerryanne saw a lack of support and love for Black owned businesses. She wanted to change that, so The Vitamin M Subscription Box was born. M is for Melanin, the dark brown to black pigment occurring in our skin.

Vitamin M isn’t just a subscription box. It is a movement to not only support these substantial businesses, but to help build their communities and share their stories. The Vitamin M box delivers brands in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle produced by people of colour to your doorstep.

Every 3rd month, Kerryanne donates 10% of the proceeds to a charity/non-profit in the Black and Brown community.

Kerry believes we need to continue to highlight these entrepreneurs over businesses that don’t see or respect their shine.

GW Art is a part of the Vitamin M box for December and the boxes are sold out!

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The Vitamin M Box for December includes great stocking stuffers for skincare and more.
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Kerryanne Croft of the Vitamin M box celebrates for the December box being sold out.

What’s in it from GW Art?

It’s Always Wine o’clock Post-its! Just in time for your New Year’s affirmations.

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Subscribe to the Vitamin M box for the New Year!

Visit:

http://www.thevitaminmbox.com/subscribe-2/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Donate a Toy and Share some Love with the Children of Montego Bay this Christmas

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The Valley Foundation and the Mandingo Youth Club are hosting a Christmas Treat 2018 Toy drive for the Children of Montego Bay. Please note the drop-off locations: Caricom freight, UWI Mona’s Department of Economics and Social Sciences and Cornwall College’s Staff room.

Donate a toy and share some love this Christmas!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary District 7020 sends 100,000 meals across the globe!

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Two weekends ago, the non-profit organization, Rotary District 7020 hosted its Rotary Leadership Summit in Norfolk, Virginia.

During the Summit, 500 Rotarians and Rotaractors (members of the youth arm, Rotaract) were put to work. They packaged 100,000 meals to send across the globe to combat world hunger. Kudos to Rotary District 7020 for executing this initiative.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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