The Home Depot Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and local nonprofit My Brother’s Workshop worked together to outfit 1,000 backpacks full of school supplies Tuesday, all for students and schools throughout the St. Thomas and St. John districts.
More than 50 members of Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, helped put together the full backpacks. The event was open to the surrounding community, where volunteers built tables and benches for local schools and a kids workshop welcomed more than 345 children.
This project in St. Thomas is part of the Home Depot’s ninth annual Celebration of Service campaign to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and to aid communities affected by natural disasters.
Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!
Tucked away in the coastline just minutes from Mandahl Bay beach and lagoon is a farm like no other on the island of St. Thomas. While it boasts pineapple groves and fruit trees of all varieties, this farm was conceptualized and has come to fruition as a campground with a two-fold mission, to protect natural ecosystems and educate youth about fragile marine and land environments. #visource #campumoja #farm ... See MoreSee Less
Since 1999 the Virgin Islands Source – the only online newspaper of general circulation in the U.S. Virgin Islands – has been providing the community with reliable, accurate and fair community-centered journalism.