Chamber Members & Secretariat solicit donations for HIV/AIDS Food Bank
All members of the Chamber were invited to contribute various items like toothpaste, canned goods, pasta, boxed-juices and other similar foodstuffs and toiletries.
The donations were coordinated by Sr Accounts Admin Eudene Wright, who noted that the major contributors to this initiative were Signia Financial, Platinum Offshore Management Services and TMR Services.
The goods were ferried safely to their destination with the assistance of Alamac Trading, by one of their drivers – Darion Wickham – who went above and beyond the call of duty in collecting and ferrying the goods in addition to his usual rounds at this busy season.
Food Bank Manager, Ms Donna Barker, expressed her wish to see more Barbadians follow the Chamber’s example of organizing similar donations, even going so far as to “Adopt-A-Shelf” where companies can select an item and amount and look to donate that target each month. Ms Barker says staffing resources are critical and volunteers for answering phones and chauffeur duties would be considered immediately if offered.
The Chamber enjoys being able to give back to the community, and they remind everyone to do their part to help the HIV/AIDS Food Bank and call them at 467-9399.