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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract New Kingston’s Art-tivity Project with the Deaf Kicks off to a great start!

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Beyonce and Matthew paint their pieces after they completed their draft, as Matthew’s Mom looks on.

Part 1 of ART-TIVITY got off to a great start on Saturday! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills.

The children were quite excited and motivated, absorbing everything that was signed to them as they produced items from how they were guided. This project not only allows us to learn and communicate via sign language, but also aims to create awareness of the deaf community thereby reducing
stigmatization within the society at large. We want to create
new friendships through socialization and art and wish to inspire students to be more comfortable pursuing their dreams and goals without boundaries.

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Jonathan shows off his finished Painting (8×10)” Acrylic on Canvas to hang with Gabrielle Burgess, founder/owner of Suga Lifestyle (GW Art).

Their items reflecting the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s 2019-2020 theme, ‘Impact through Unity’ will be showcased amongst other talented, local artisans at Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus from 12 noon – 7pm, where all proceeds will go towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure.

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Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-Is Of Bianca guides the children with Jewellery making last Saturday,

Please save the date to support a great cause, buy local and buy Jamaican.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date for Suga Lifestyle’s Valentine’s Pop Up Shop!!!

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Suga Lifestyle is excited to bring back Brand Jamaica to you for Valentine’s Day gifts or to shop and just treat yourself. The year has gotten off to a quick start and you deserve this!

Save the Date for Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus’s Rio Bueno Suite from 12 noon to 7 pm.

Suga Lifestyle’s Charity Showcase

Most importantly, Suga Lifestyle will be showcasing items produced from it’s Charity Art-tivity and Entrepreneurship Project in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston. The beneficiary will be The Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf, to improve the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure. This project will also create awareness about the accomplishments and needs of the school and the deaf/hard of hearing community. The children’s jewellery making, painting and tie-dye activities will represent Rotaract’s theme “Impact
Through Unity”.

Suga Artisans

Suga has an eye for local talent and loves to expose you to new Brand Jamaican products and artisans. Suga Lifestyle will be debuting Craving Scoops, a Non-dairy Ice Cream company that uses our local Chocollor Chocolate. Chocollor was at the Christmas show and will be back!

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Suga is also shaking up things with a different handmade Jewellery artisan and will be featuring Beauty and the Beads Ja! So happy to have them! They will have handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings, including arm candy for the special men in our lives!

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Will you be my Valentine?

Suga Artisan faves, Mira Botanicals (Body Oils, Soaps, Scrubs and more) and Najwa’s Garden with the most adorable small plants and succulents will be there!

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Mira Botanicals at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection last December 15, 2019 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

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Stay tuned to see who else will be there and follow the progress of the Art-tivity project that starts this Saturday!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s ART-TIVITY Project Kicks off this Saturday!

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It’s ART-TIVITY time again! Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) in collaboration with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston will be conducting an Art initiative with students from the Lister Mair/Gilby High School for the Deaf. They will be Painting, Tie-Dying, Jewellery making and learning customer service, marketing and entrepreneurship skills. We strive to bring out their creativity, create awareness about the school and learn some sign language too.

The items created will be showcased at Suga Lifestyle’s Pre Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8th at The Jamaica Pegasus, where all proceeds will go towards the children and the school. Stay tuned for more details.

Feel free to join us this Saturday, January 25th and February 1st at Hope Estate in Papine from 9am to 4pm.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotaract Club of New Kingston Treat the Homeless with Medicals & more last Saturday

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Last Saturday, January 11th was the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Treat for the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street in Downtown, Kingston.

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Scores of persons left with big smiles on their faces as they were fed, provided with FREE Grooming services, Dental Check ups, Blood pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, ECG & HIV tests, Eye Screening by the Lions Club of Mona as well as Counseling.

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The Rotaract Club of New Kingston thanks all its members and volunteers who assisted them to successfuly execute an impactful project.

Kudos to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston as they truly love what they do.

This Project was Partially Sponsored by Suga Lifestyle.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Arts & Entrepreneurship Initiative makes the Paper!

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Article published in the Jamaica Gleaner – Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston are extremely proud to see the young women from our Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop have their own story, journey and success be highlighted today in the Jamaica Gleaner! Check it out! Hard work yields success.

They also made Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Craft Village event write up two Sundays ago!

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Kudos to the Rotaract Club of New Kingston for inviting me to help execute this initiative.

Kudos also to Craft Cart Jamaica for providing us with the opportunity to showcase their products at their trade show.

Thanks to everyone who supported this initiative by purchasing art pieces, helping with their promotion and more!

Much love and respect.

XoXo,

Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Phenomenal Women United SOLD OUT their Artwork!

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Gabby a.k.a Suga with members of the Rotaract Club of New Kingston and the young ladies of Phenomenal Women United celebrating after all of the artwork were sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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Over the past 6 weeks, the young ladies from The Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association that dubbed themselves, Phenomenal Women United, showed significant growth in their approach towards art, their appreciation for their talents and the understanding that their efforts are what will yield results. Of course, there were some who learned faster than others, but in addition to learning artistic techniques, tips on entrepreneurship and customer service skills, they learnt how to have a sound work ethic and an appreciation for time management. They should never forget Suga telling them, “Time is money”.

Suga is extremely happy to report that the ladies’ artwork sold out at Craft Cart Jamaica’s Pop Up Village last Saturday at Campion Auditorium. The young ladies were grateful and felt a great deal of accomplishment for their weeks of hard work and efforts. The project was definitely a success reaping in a bit over $50,000JMD, of which the young ladies kept all the proceeds.

Thanks to the Rotaract Club of Kingston for choosing me to help spearhead this impactful project via GW Art, which falls under my brand Suga Lifestyle.

Many thanks to all who assisted with training the young ladies, helped in the marketing and promotions of this project and to those who stayed glued to our social media accounts, kept it buzzing with compliments and to all who supported the project with your purchases. You have contributed to the financial empowerment and independence of six young women with a promising future.

What’s next for them? They will continue their studies and a few plan to continue exploring the field of art.

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30 see how you can join them!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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International Coastal Cleanup Day Jamaica 2014 was a Success!

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ICCD 2014 at the Palisadoes Strip, Jamaica

On Saturday, September 20th, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) had overseen over 100 cleanup sites island wide, including 10 underwater with the participation of 1000s of volunteers.

Gabby from SuGa volunteered by the entrance at the Palisadoes strip. Registration was smooth and very organised, since the majority of volunteers were pre-registered and already had armbands.

The garbage collected was significantly less this year compared to last year, which is a good indication that JET’s environmental workshops and various awareness programmes throughout the year are starting to pay off.

Kudos to JET, as well as the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and the National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA) who partnered together and organised a massive cleanup at Hellshire Bay Beach.

Keep Jamaica Clean, ‘Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica’ !