Operation “Help the Homeless” to have fund-raising concert at McBride’s, St Lawrence Gap – 10th June 2010

Tashanna on right colllecting some of the goods used to rehabilitate vagrant members of Barbadian society

Tashanna on right collecting some of the goods which will be used to rehabilitate vagrant members of Barbadian society

Help the Homeless” is a heartfelt plea for those who are capable of giving funds, goods or services to help get these people off the streets. Organiser Tashanna Parris is partnering with a non-profit organization, The Barbados Homeless & Vagrant Society Charity to assist with the rehabilitation and reinsertion of the homeless back into functioning society. Ms Parris is very passionate about this issue here in Barbados, across the Caribbean and World Wide. The focus on this charity is to bring awareness to that major issue greatly overlooked. Currently there are 365 homeless and vagrants across Barbados in need of our help.

The first phase of Parris’ campaign started the end of April, where we placed money cans in three hotels, Alamanda Beach Hotel, The Barbados Beach Club and The Grand Barbados Hotel. Ten more cans are to be placed in other hotels at a later date across Barbados. These cans will collect donations from these locations.

Badges will soon be available

Badges will soon be available

In the second Phase we are giving 300 pair of shoes and 500 shirts to the homeless.

Our third phase will be our fund raising event, which will be held on the 10th of June at McBride’s, St Lawrence Gap. This event comprises of Malcolm X will host the event and popular guest artists Tre Zay, Peter Ram, Ian Alleyene, Billy Kincaid, Yanick and a live band.

Based on patronage that night, part proceeds from both gate receipts and CD sales will go to the Charity. “Help the Homeless” pins will available for contribution of $5.00 at the fund raiser and can also be collected at The Barbados Homeless & Vagrant Society in Fontabelle, T’Amor Florist in Norman Centre, Elmoda Upper Swan Street, MiX FM 96.9 Sheraton Mall, The Gap Salon St Lawrence Gap.

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