Community/Charity

Leno Learning Link: ‘Goal of a tablet in the hands of every student within reach’

January 16, 2021

Citi, IOM donation enables students in poorest communities to attend virtual classes

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Ten Hidden Hero Champions announced New dynamic to the 5th annual Character Day Bahamas
Ten Hidden Hero Champions announced New dynamic to the 5th annual Character Day Bahamas

January 13, 2021

During the extraordinary times of 2020, many people around the globe were faced with incredible hardships that had profound life changing events. In the past 15 months, enduring the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian and the havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, dampened spirits for most Bahamians.

Thankfully at the beginning of 2021, we have reason to celebrate ten champions of the PACE Foundation’s first ever ‘Hidden Hero Champion 2020’ campaign that was part of their annual Character Day Bahamas education program. Held in the last quarter of 2020, the campaign expanded into the communities where ‘hidden heroes’ were nominated. Character Day is affiliated with a global program that included over 4 million people across 200,000 groups and spanned 125 countries. For the past 4 years in The Bahamas, focus had involved schools and organizations.

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Bahamas Feeding Network Moves to New Temporary Location
Bahamas Feeding Network Moves to New Temporary Location

January 12, 2021

With the demand for food security assistance remaining at record levels, the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) announced this week it has moved into new temporary headquarters with improved parking and accessibility facilities...

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Help A Victim Programme Continues with ENKA Donation

January 12, 2021

During the 2020 Christmas season, the Operation Feed the Needs programme of New Providence Community Church (NPCC) raised $32,000 for families from Grand Bahama and Abaco...

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Bahamian Gamers Win Monster Gaming Chairs!
Bahamian Gamers Win Monster Gaming Chairs!

January 12, 2021

Thanks to the massive expansion of online platforms, the Bahamian gaming community has been rapidly expanding. Be in for fun, bragging rights or the hard core love of certain gaming titles, players have developed their own digital worlds. And, Monster Energy recently awarded several men and women with their very own Monster branded gaming chairs to help them all “Unleash the Beast” when competing against their fellow players.

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Bahamas Feeding Network Moves to New Temporary Location
Bahamas Feeding Network Moves to New Temporary Location

January 08, 2021

With the demand for food security assistance remaining at record levels, the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN) announced this week it has moved into new temporary headquarters with improved parking and accessibility facilities.

“The move has created the opportunity for an even smoother and more efficient handling of parcel collection by the organisations which the Feeding Network supports,” said BFN Executive Director Philip Smith.

BFN is currently located at the former Zoo or Club Luna on West Bay Street. The phone number remains the same, 676-2636 and donations may be made through its portal. Food distribution schedules and other information is available on its website and facebook pages.

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The Caribbean Bottling Company Thanked Selfless €œEveryday Heroes€ with Holiday Gifts
The Caribbean Bottling Company Thanked Selfless “Everyday Heroes” with Holiday Gifts

January 04, 2021

Over the past several months, many men and women went above and beyond to assist their communities, their customers, and those in need. And, the Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC)...

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Christmas Party Funds Help Feed Thousands

December 30, 2020

Nearly 2,000 individuals are supported by the Bahamas Red Cross Society’s Meals on Wheels and Parcel/Voucher programmes on a weekly basis...

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Salvation Army€™s 89th Christmas Luncheon aims to €œrescue Christmas€ and bring joy to hundreds in need
Salvation Army’s 89th Christmas Luncheon aims to “rescue Christmas” and bring joy to hundreds in need

December 23, 2020

The Salvation Army has made it its mandate to "rescue Christmas," enlisting a team of volunteers in love's army to feed those in need at its 89th Annual Community & Senior's Luncheon...

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Super Value Presents Check for $12,000 in collections at Cash Register to The Bahamas Feeding Network, Urges Shoppers to open their hearts to the hungry this season

December 23, 2020

Super Value proved today a little bit of change can go a long way, presenting a check for $12,000 to the Bahamas Feeding Network.

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Royal Caribbean donates 5,000 turkeys to National Food Task Force
Royal Caribbean donates 5,000 turkeys to National Food Task Force

December 22, 2020

Royal Caribbean Group donated 5,000 turkeys to the National Food Distribution Task Force dressed with a message wishing every recipient happy and healthy holidays.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation by Royal Caribbean,” said task force Chair Susan Larson. “These are challenging times and we want to touch as many homes as we can so donations like this make it possible for us to stretch our resources most effectively.”

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Foundation fulfils 1m Dorian relief pledge
Foundation fulfils 1m Dorian relief pledge

December 22, 2020

The Moore Bahamas Foundation yesterday announced its fourth and final $300,000 grant for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery...

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Campbell, Archbishop Pinder, bring pre-XMas Cheer to Nazareth Centre
Campbell, Archbishop Pinder, bring pre-XMas Cheer to Nazareth Centre

December 17, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, and officials from the Children Services Division and Childcare Facilities Unit, Department of Social Services, joined Roman Catholic Archbishop, the Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, in bringing early Christmas Cheer to the children of the Nazareth Centre – a Children’s Home – during a short visit Thursday (December 17).

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Sky Pole Donates 60,000 Air Conditioning System to Association€™s New Headquarters
Sky Pole Donates $60,000 Air Conditioning System to Association’s New Headquarters

December 17, 2020

Christmas came early for a major youth organization last week when Sky Pole Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Services pledged to equip the new West Bay Street headquarters for Bahamas Girl Guides with a complete air-conditioning system.
The donation, valued at $60,000, moved the association supporting thousands of young females a step closer to occupying their new home.
The pledge that includes equipment and installation was announced by Sky Pole directors Peter Cartwright and Kendrick Beneby December 8.

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Governor General Presents Frank Crothers Awards for Volunteerism at Bahamas Feeding Network, International Volunteer Day

December 10, 2020

Viewing firsthand what he declared “the tremendous work being carried out by the dedicated team of volunteers,” Governor General C.A Smith...

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'It's time to stop Pinewood floods': Rahming won't support another budget that doesn't deal with issue
'It's time to stop Pinewood floods': Rahming won't support another budget that doesn't deal with issue

December 08, 2020

PINEWOOD MP Reuben Rahming said he will not support another budget that "neglects" his constituency and does not include financing to address long standing flooding issues in the area.

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Corner Bank Donates $5,000 to the Rotary Club’s Digital Literacy Project

December 07, 2020

In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, Cornèr Bank (Overseas) Limited led the charge in making the first donation of $5,000 to a new Digital Literacy Project for underprivileged Bahamian students...

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Bahamas Feeding Network Tells Royal Caribbean ‘We could not have done this without you’

December 04, 2020

Royal Caribbean’s 2020 donation provides 800,000+ meals...Even for Philip Smith, the executive director of the Bahamas Feeding Network, the latest donation was hard to believe – a cheque from Royal Caribbean...

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BTC Celebrates Mission Week

December 02, 2020

120 Hours of Volunteered Community Service...BTC wrapped up its annual community focused ‘Mission Week’ of activities on November 20th, servicing fourteen organizations including schools nationwide...

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The Salvation Army and CIBC FirstCaribbean team up to €˜Rescue Christmas€™
The Salvation Army and CIBC FirstCaribbean team up to ‘Rescue Christmas’

November 30, 2020

Nothing signals the return of Christmas like the iconic ringing of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Bell. With a steep increase in unemployment and need locally and the world over...

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