Sandals South Coast extends back-to-school assistance

Hyacinth Watson (second from left) joins her grandchildren Andre Smith (centre) and Lariesa Gordon as they show off new school bags full of school supplies and treats they received at a recent back to school event at Whitehouse. Watson, her daughter and her four grandchildren recently fell on hard times when they lost everything in a fire that destroyed their home in the Gordon District. School bags and school supplies were also provided for Watson’s other grandchildren. Sandals South Coast Sandals Foundation volunteers Michelle Jackson (left) and Susan Johnson (right) present. The back-to-school event at Whitehouse was one of many events supported by the Sandals Foundation.

Raneilia Burt, a student at Crawford Primary School, receives a backpack with school supplies from Rochelle Forbes-Reid of Sandals South Coast. The items were donated by the Sandals Foundation and Pack for a Purpose. Raneilia’s tutor, Marlon Ritchie, shares the present moment. About 500 students in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth benefited from back-to-school donations distributed by Sandals South Coast on behalf of the Sandals Foundation. The donations were made at events held in Whitehouse, Beeston Spring and Llandilo in Westmoreland and Crawford, Middle Quarters and Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, with the help of various partners. Among the items distributed were wrapped school bags, notebooks, activity and reading books, memory cards, folders, packets of folder sheets and construction paper, toys, calculators, pencil packs, crayons, markers, pens and a number of other art and school supplies. .

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