Santa Claus came early to the Child Care Board and they were able to surpass their hamper target for this year.
This morning caring people flooded their Cheapside, the City office with gifts and hampers all to ensure that the under privileged had a wonderful Christmas also. Their goal was to reach 208 hampers and with today’s presentations they reached 213.
The Robinson family of Al, Julia and their son Noah travelled from the United States to make their fourth annual visit to deliver presents for Barbadian children. Julia, who is originally from Barkers Corner in St. Thomas, has been living overseas for about 34 years. However, she has not forgotten Barbados, stating that the deed started out with 50 children and had grown to more than 1,000 simply because they we care about Barbadian children.
The donations will not stop with the board, as they have also planned to give to three other organisations as well as the Children’s Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Gift collections started for them in October with friends, family and co-workers also coming on board to support their cause. An integral factor in their work was their 12 year-old son, who said he thought that it was sad that every child was unable to have a good Christmas and he liked giving, and encouraging friends to do the same.
For the fifth anniversary next year they plan to hold a big party for about 500 children. (KC)†