Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Double donations for the GB Children's Home

Pictured with the Fasciation crew and Ms. Rolle of Inchcape are GBCH Executive Committee members and Administrative Staff

Carnival Fascination donates toys and clothes to the GB Children's Home:

Calling into Freeport on Friday, May 20, 2011, Carnival Fascination not only brought hundreds of cruise passengers to the island but also brought boxes of toys and clothes for the Grand Bahama Children's Home. "We visit here every two weeks and we thought it would be great to donate these goods to the Home in Freeport," said Zanet Zic of Carnival Fascination Cruise line.

Vernita Rolle, of Inchcape, handles cruise logistics for Carnival Fascination and helped coordinate the donation for the Home. Zic noted that Carnival Fascination hopes to do more for the Children’s Home and, after the presentation, cruise representatives toured the facilities and met with the 35 children currently residing at the Home.

 The group who happily received the very generous donation of toys and clothes for the children outside the Home administration building. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and donations we receive not only from our community but from those visiting – including the wonderful folks of Carnival Fascination,” said Jean Hivert, GBCH Executive Committee. “It means so much that in the midst of their busy operations and limited time on the island, the crew of Carnival Fascination took the time to think of our children and helps us at a time when the Home’s numbers have increased and all assistance is needed and more appreciated than ever!” (Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)

Pictured are Yannick Rodgers, Shanell Forbes, Vice President of the Torchbearers, Apostle Jamal Rolle, Sergeant of Arms for the Torchbearers, Jean Hivert, GBCH Executive Committee and Brennamae Rolle-Cooper, GBCH Administrator

FNM GB Torchbearers donate two computers to the GB Children's Home:

Thanks to the FNM GB Torchbearers, the children of the Grand Bahama Children's Home will now have two more computers to assist them with homework and creative playtime. "We are pleased to donate to the Home and are hopeful these two additional DELL PCs will allow more children access to educational software, creative programmes and the world wide web," said Yannick Rodgers, President of the Torchbearers.

. "We are thrilled with the additional computers we received today," said Mrs. Cooper. "This donation will make sharing time on the computers easier for our children and I know they will be thrilled. We thank the Torchbearers for considering our Home when helping the community."

To find out more about the GB Children's Home or its needs, interested persons can log on to their website www.gbchildrenshome.com or visit the Home’s Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of Barefoot Marketing)

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