Barbadian Construction Guru provides 12 hampers to Child Care Board
Christmas is a season of giving, sharing, good cheer and being together with loved ones.
The staff of C.O. Williams Construction Ltd. knows this all too well.
On Thursday, at their Lears, St. Michael offices the company presented 12 hampers to the Child Care Board (CCB) in what was their 15th consecutive donation to the state agency charged with looking after the children in the country.
Payroll Manager Sharon Carew-White said the items, which were purchased with monies donated by the staff, came from Jordan’s Supermarket and Solo Trading which gave discounts.
“Even though there is a downturn in business now the guys are still willing to give. It is not as much as we used to be able to give. It is a company effort where all the employees put together money and anytime we fall short we lean on the company.
“When it comes to packing the baskets everybody is on board. Jordan’s and SoLo are always on board to support our efforts. The hampers are usually donated on the last working day [in December] for the guys,” Carew-White said.
Six of the hampers contained toiletries, household cleaners, and items such as foil paper while the other six were filled with food items such as biscuits, tea, milk, canned fish, sugar was donated by Managing Director Teddy Williams while ground nuts, sweet potatoes and pumpkins were donated by Lears Plantations.
That’s not all the company donated.
Puzzles, games, clothing and shoes were also presented to the CCB which was represented by Deputy Director Denise Nurse. She said they identified the families who will receive one of each hamper.
She praised the company for its generosity which began with a pound cake 15 years ago and got bigger and bigger with food stuff being donated ever since.
“It is a very welcome donation because as you see it has ground provisions and they go towards families. We try to make sure they get to really large families who are in need.
“One of the recipients this year is lady who had a house fire. Another individual contacted us and asked us if we could help that individual. The Child Care Board we try to assist wherever we can in terms of helping families in need and families because all our families have to have in children as our focus is on children,” Nurse said.