A Christmas treat for the homeless
by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce
The homeless in Bridgetown got a Christmas treat yesterday from the Christ Church Foundation School’s Key Club.
Under its community project entitled We Rise By Lifting Others, the teenagers distributed lunches to the vulnerable group at both Trafalgar Square and Independence Square yesterday.
Project leader Myles Sobers told Barbados TODAY the main purpose of the project was to give back to the homeless living in The City and to make the public aware that “young people can make a difference in someone’s life”.
“We chose the homeless because we thought that they shouldn’t be forgotten and also to give them a remembrance of what that Christmas feeling is like.”
Sobers said that the group enjoyed serving the men and women they encountered, adding that it was just the first of similar projects to come.
“The homeless people … were very polite and they gladly accepted the food with a big thank you, putting a smile on each key clubber’s face.”
The 14-member key club upholds the values of leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.