Acting Minister of Social Development and Sports, Lovitta Foggo and Minister of Education and Workforce Development, Diallo Rabain, visited the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall on King Street in Hamilton, where a massive ‘Back to School’ uniform and school supply drive got underway today.
A spokeswoman said: “The initiative was the brainchild of three Government departments (The Department of Financial Assistance, the Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Child and Family Services) who teamed up with the Coalition for the Protection of Children (Charity #334) to ensure that school children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.
“They are seeking gently-used or new school uniform donations as well as new shoes, sneakers and socks for public school children of all ages.
“The two Ministers were briefed on how the school supply drive was going by Executive Director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children Ms Kelly Hunt, Director of Financial Assistance Ms Pandora Glasford, and Career Development Manager at the Department of Workforce Development Ms Judy Teart.
“The Department of Workforce Development have engaged college students (also pictured) to help with clothing drop-off, pickup and general organization, as a community service project for the Government’s Summer Employment Programme.”
The public are advised that there’s still time to donate; the drop-off point for donations is at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, King Street, Hamilton from 10am until 6pm from August 13th – 17th.
Families who are in need will then be able to collect school clothes for their child(ren) from August 20th – 24th at the Seventh Day Adventist Church Hall, King Street, Hamilton from 10am until 6pm.