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Sandals Foundation gives back-to-school items to inner-city communities

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE Sandals Foundation last week presented almost 300 children from several inner-city communities across St James with back-to-school supplies.

The items, which included shoes and school books, were distributed by volunteers, including general managers from three Montego Bay hotels in the Sandals Resort International chain, to students in the communities of Canterbury, Flankers and Whitehouse.

According to Carl Beviere, general manager Sandals Montego Bay, a total of 1,200 children living in areas where properties in the Sandals chain exist, will this year benefit from the Sandals Foundation's back-to-school treat.

"This is a Sandals Foundation initiative partnering with some of our inner-city communities. It's the first time we are doing it here in Canterbury, we are giving out shoes and school books to the children," Beviere noted, during last week's treat in the community.

Meanwhile, an appreciative Howard Lewis, president and founder of Canterbury Foundation of Positive Social Development, lauded Sandals for the donation.

"I am lost for words. All I can say is that this is a rare kindness. We have never seen anything like this for a long time... never seen anything like this. We are just happy that Sandals is here doing this for us," Lewis said.

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