December 16, 2011
AML Foods Limited announced today the success of their recent "Gifts for Good" program that raised $50,000 in support of twenty local charities, twelve in Nassau and eight in Grand Bahama. The program to date has made special donations totaling more than $130,000 to organizations that help others in need within the communities that AML Foods operates in.
President and CEO, Gavin Watchorn, said: "On November 29, 2011, AML Foods through our Solomon's, Solomon's Fresh Market, Cost Right and Domino's brands committed to donating five percent of the sales on this day in support of twenty local charities. Each of the participating organizations will receive a total of $2,500."
Watchorn explained, "The total amount raised was just under $30,000, but we made a decision to add some additional funds for the total donation today of $50,000." He added, "We are indeed happy that we were once again able to meet the challenge and give back through the program." Watchorn says the "Gifts for Good" program has made AML Foods Limited more aware of the incredible resolve that the participating charities have to help others. "We have seen how sharing resources truly makes a difference and this has inspired us to do even more going forward," Watchorn noted. "Our 'Gifts for Good' is a tribute to those who inspire us through their good works and it is our commitment to help make our communities a better place".
The charities in Nassau include: The Children's Ward of PMH, The Cancer Society, Hands for Hunger, All Saints Camp, The Bahamas Humane Society, The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, St. Vincent de Paul Ministries, Unity House for the Aged, The Crisis Centre and Great Commission Ministries. In Freeport the charities include: The Grand Bahama Children's Home, The Grand Bahama Home for the Aged, The Bahamas Red Cross, The Humane Society of Grand Bahama, BASRA, The Pro Cathedral of Christ The King Lord's Kitchen, The Cancer Society and The Northern Council for the Disabled.
Watchorn thanked everyone who supported the program, citing that their generosity will help to make an immediate difference in the lives of many.
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