Barbados Fire Service’s Collection Drive Surpasses 5 Million Mark for Alzheimer’s Project
The Central Bank of Barbados received over 5.1 million one cents in its efforts to help make sense of cents. This was due in part due to the Barbados Fire Service who made a presentation at Probyn Street.
The Bank, Alzheimer’s Association along with the Rotary are behind the initiative to collect hoarded old pennies to assist with the construction of a day care centre for sufferers of Alzheimer’s.
The Currency Dept’s. Deputy Director, Octavia Gibson, said the drive created a significant reduction in re-ordering the small denomination, and reminded everyone to continue donating their old coins in all yellow bins placed in supermarkets, gas stations, credit unions, media houses, telecommunications companies, insurance companies, small shops, stores, law firms, churches, and government offices around the island.