Turning a Dream into a Reality

Turning a Dream into a Reality photo
Since 2003, Northport High School teaching assistant Mrs. Sookmin Harris has worked with Miss Minnie’s Kids Jamaica Project, an organization founded in honor of her grandmother Miss Minnie. Every year, Miss Minnie gave the children in her rural Jamaican community presents and a breakfast on Christmas morning, and her family wanted to continue that tradition.

“This Christmas season, we were able to send 9 barrels of toys and three boxes containing books for the local school,” said Mrs. Harris, “and since the initiation of the project, my family and I go to Jamaica to personally delivery them to make sure the gifts are received. Seeing the children’s faces, and joy in their eyes is when we really know everyone’s hard work has come to fruition.”

Thanks to the support from the Northport-East Northport School District, Interact Club, Northport Rotary Club, Brownie Troop 1431, friends, and family, Miss Minnie’s Kids is now a non-profit organization in Jamaica and in the U.S.A, and touches the lives of many children in need.

To read the article highlighting Mrs. Harris’ efforts, visit https://huntingtonnow.com/2018/12/23/hometown-turning-a-dream-into-reallity/