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#tbt to the AWARD-WINNING ‘Hands in Art’ Art-tivity Project with Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston!

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The talented, Beyonce Findley with her Drawing framed by Frame Art Jamaica with Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and classmates, Jaheim Watson (L) and Tyrese Dixon (R) at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

#tbt to the AWARD-WINNING ‘Hands in Art’ Art-tivity Project with Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston!

Earlier this year in February 2020, ‘Hands In Art’ was a Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston (Ig: @nkrcjamaica) Arts and Entrepreneurship Initiative with Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The Project also had the support of e-Learning Jamaica Ltd. (Ig: @elearningja).

‘Impact Through Unity’ was Rotaract’s theme for the year, which inspired the majority of the Art pieces the kids were guided to create.

All proceeds from their sales and part proceeds of GW Art sales at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop in February went towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure. There is still a need for more funding, for instance, to supply classrooms with fans that are currently without.

Congrats to Rotaract Club of New Kingston for being recognized by Rotaract District 7020 for this meaningful project, placing 1st amongst different Carribean territories! 👏🏾🏆#SugaSnaps

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I am grateful we were able to complete this project together before COVID-19.

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Immediate Past President, Alex Robinson, recently handed over a Digital Thermometer to the Principal of Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf, which they needed to proceed with their CSEC Exams.

Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s work continues with Lister Mair, as they also handed over 30 Face shields. Communication is mainly through lip-reading in the Deaf community, so it is important for them, especially the teachers, to use face shields instead of masks.

Our Children are Our Future

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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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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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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Tomorrow is the Treat for the Homeless in Downtown, Kingston!

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Tomorrow is the Rotaract Club of New Kingston’s Treat for the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street in Downtown, Kingston!

The Rotaract Club of New Kingston welcomes all hands on deck to make it a productive and impactful day.
All Services provided will be FREE! – Dental Check ups, Blood pressure, Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, ECG & HIV tests + Counseling.

This Project is Partially Sponsored by Suga Lifestyle.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Bring Your Bags of Plastic Bottles to Rainforest Seafoods’ Bottle Drive Tomorrow!

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Do your part to save our planet and bring your bags of Plastic Bottles to be recycled tomorrow at Rainforest Seafoods’ Bottle Drive. They will have 2 locations for drop off: Freeport, Montego Bay and 67 Slipe Road in Kingston.

Save the Environment, Save our Seas, one step at a time.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau Combine Efforts to Give Children Comfortable Beds to Rest Each Night

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Members of the Rotaract Club of East Nassau after a day of varnishing, fun, laughter and Community service on April 7, 2019.

A few weeks ago, Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of East Nassau came together to varnish beds at the Ranfurly Home for Children in the Bahamas, which were put together by their sponsor club, Rotary Club of East Nassau.

Kudos to Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau for executing this iniative. Our Children are our Future.

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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Check out Phenomenal Women United Tomorrow!

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Suga Lifestyle (GW Art) has teamed up with the Rotaract Club of New Kingston to assist some young ladies from The Women’s Centre and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), to find their inner artist and present their artwork for sale at a Pop Up Village this Saturday April 13, put on by Craft Cart Jamaica.

The young ladies have also been trained in entrepreneurship and customer service. They have dubbed themselves the ‘PHENOMENAL WOMEN UNITED’.

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Please come by this Saturday and support this worthy cause.

Follow @SugaLifestyle for more information and to see some short videos introducing the Artists and their products.

Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga Lifestyle and Rotaract Club New Kingston present Phenomenal Women United!

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Rotaract is a worldwide organization made up of young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. There are over 7,000 clubs in more than 163 countries with membership
exceeding 180,000. In Jamaica, there are about 20 Rotaract Clubs, of which the Rotaract Club of New Kingston is a community based service organization, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Kingston. It is made up of young professionals committed to the commonality of creating opportunities for promising individuals within the Kingston Metropolitan Area. Rotaract provides opportunities for Personal and Professional development of its members as well.

Suga is not only an artist and owner of GW Art, but also a past Rotaractor and still supports the projects of various Rotaract Clubs. Suga Lifestyle and the Rotaract Club of New Kingston have teamed up to conduct an Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop with young women from the Women’s Centre and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA).

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Gabby a.k.a Suga from Suga Lifestyle presenting on basic Painting and Entrepreneurship skills at the launch of Rotaract Club of New Kingston and Suga Lifestyle’s Arts and Entrepreneurship Workshop for young women on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The Workshop was launched on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The venue and supplies needed for the Workshop have been funded by Suga Lifestyle and New Kingston Rotaract Club. The young ladies have been attending the workshop every Saturday since then under the guidance of Suga and Rotaractors.

The ladies are on course to use their learnt artistic, entrepreneurship and customer service skills to produce, showcase and sell their artwork at Craft Cart’s Pop Up Village on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Campion College’s Auditorium. They will get to keep all of the proceeds.

Phenomenal Women United will have Paintings, Desktops/Tabletops and Wooden Signs. Here is a Preview!

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Entry Cost is $200JMD with part proceeds to the Jamaica Autism Support Association (JASA).

There will be over 50 exhibitors, please come out, look out for us and support this initiative, JASA as well as other talented local artisans.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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