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.

 

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Alec Mustor, member of the Christ Church Foundation’s Key Club poses with a homeless person

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.”

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Project Leader Myles Sobers distributing lunch to one man.

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.”

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Members of The Christ Church Foundation’s Key Club

The 14-member key club upholds the values of leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.

 

13 Responses to A Christmas treat for the homeless

  1. ian brathwaite December 13, 2015 at 11:43 am

    good job fellas

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  2. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks December 13, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Thanking you for the good work

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  3. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck December 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    God bless you

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  4. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar December 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    It is refreshing to see young people engaging in this kind of project. Devoting time to service to the less fortunate. Giving the adverse publicity of serious violence , amongst our school children, the young school children must be highly commended and encouraged. To turn around the negative, young people have to be guided and directed along positive engagement. I am happy to see boys participation in such a positive project and hope to see many more boys in such an activity. Keep your light burning .

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    • Hunte Omar
      Hunte Omar December 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Maxine Whittaker I am in total in agreement , it starts in the home. But given the amount of broken homes, the young minds can find nourishment in healthy activities and mentor, through the initiative of the School, and exemplary persons in the Country. By lifting the young people up, it keeps the adults on the right course.

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  5. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams December 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I have a question: Is the Barbados Vagrants & Homeless Society a non-profit organization? Where does their money come from? Who pays the staff/chairman? Do they even get paid? Who controls the money given to the organization? They get audits? I love the good work in the article above, just see some organizations the same way i see local churches……Easy money systems.

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  6. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond December 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    So Touching ..I love my Christ Church Foundation School .

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  7. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace December 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    wonderful,simply wonderful.

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  8. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown December 14, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Love it

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  9. sheila Mcintosh December 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I pray that some of the abandoned hotels around the east coast,that some contractors can benevolently repair,contribute to those homeless and provide some shelter for them.

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  10. Patty Cake December 15, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I am so proud of you all. Keep up the great work. You will be blessed abundantly.

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  11. trotman timothy September 6, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    good job

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