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Samaritans to school kids’ cause

You can call them the good Samaritans.

Carson Small and Yvette Layne have never turned down an opportunity to lend a helping hand. They both lead their own charities: Small –– The Carson Small Foundation; and Layne –– Friends Of Texas Barbados Group.

Yvette Layne, Reverend Solomon Odoom and Carson Small at the small ceremony.

Yvette Layne, Reverend Solomon Odoom and Carson Small at the small ceremony.

This summer, the two organizations partnered to ensure that scores of needy schoolchildren were equipped to return to the classroom on Monday.

The happy students from more than a dozen primary schools, including St Silas, Boscobel, Gordon Greenidge, All Saints, Sharon Primary, St Alban’s, Good Shepherd and Ignatius Byer received a range of back-to-school supplies, including backpacks, exercise books and other stationery.

Layne, a Barbadian now living in Texas says her heart is with her homeland and she is more than happy
to give back.

“Whatever it takes for me to help the needy, I am going to move mountains in order to make your dream come true,” she told a brief ceremony at the Western Light Nazarene Church where the presentation recently took place.

For Small, he is pleased with the work of his foundation, which was founded in 1996 to assist the needy, and
he plans to keep working in their interest.

Carson Small loves to assist the needy.            

Carson Small loves to assist the needy.            

“There are lots of things we would like to do; but we haven’t got there yet. We will still be working on it,” he assured.

Reverend Solomon Odoom also delivered remarks at the event, urging the students to be thankful and to make the best of their education. (SD)

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