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Tag Archives: charity

  1. Barbadians are being asked to donate towards urgently needed supplies for Vincentians

    Arising from the ongoing discussions between authorities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados, Barbadian businesses and individuals are being asked to contribute items to a list of urgently needed supplies for the people of that nation. Since yesterday, emergency agencies there have been grappling with the effects of La Soufriere volcano’s eruptions, which […]

    April 10, 2021Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Connecting Deaf Children to Virtual Learning

    Some students of the Irving Wilson School received much needed electronic devices to assist with their education in the current online learning environment. Founder of The Deaf Heart Project (DHP) and reigning Miss World Barbados, Miss Ché Greenidge, coordinated efforts among four other organisations after learning that students, both deaf and with other physical or […]

    March 24, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Please help our co-founder Dawn as she seeks to get #Endometriosis surgery in April

    Our CoFounder Dawn was diagnosed in 2006 with Endometriosis. She had 3 subsequent surgeries – a 2nd laparoscopy in 2008, an appendectomy in 2009 (but related to endo) and a subtotal hysterectomy in 2014 (at which point, she had Endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids). Now in 2021, Dawn needs an additional surgery to: – explore the […]

    March 13, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. LIONS CLUB AND CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ADDRESS PAEDIATRIC CANCER

    The Lions Club of Christ Church West has taken on the mammoth task of addressing paediatric cancers. This from secretary of the club, Lion Marie-Stella Nicholls whose brainchild it was to take on a project to help raise funds for paediatric cancer patients. She explained this to Raymond Ward, Manager Business Development-Corporate Banking at CIBC […]

    January 20, 2021EventsNo comments
  5. Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) BRINGS CHRISTMAS CHEER TO FAMILIES

    Twelve (12) families had a brighter Christmas because a group of caring staff members at Goddard Enterprises Ltd (GEL) took action this past holiday season. After it was announced that there would be no Christmas luncheon due to the Covid-19 restrictions, staff and management decided that the money for the prizes they normally raffle among […]

    January 11, 2021EventsNo comments
  6. Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) spreads some cheer to several Barbadian NGOs

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is excited to spread some cheer this holiday season to several local non-profit organizations. A virtual donation ceremony took place on December 15th, 2020, where donations were made to Eden Lodge Charitable Trust, QEH pediatric unit, Type 1 Diabetes Registry, Cancer Support Services, Sandy Lane Charitable Trust, Precious Touch […]

    December 28, 2020HealthNo comments
  7. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN HELPS ENTREPRENEURS THROUGH ‘CHERRY TREE TRUST’

    For about nine years, Charmaine London has been operating a jewelry-making supplies shop in an air-conditioned container along Bank Hall Main Road, St. Michael. London, who graduated from the Barbados Community College with an associate degree in graphic design, started out making and selling souvenirs to local shops. But she said that venture was not […]

    December 25, 2020EventsNo comments
  8. If there was no Coronavirus, CIBC staff would get a $100,000.00 shindig? Matchbox Girl redux? Gadzooks!

    C A V E A T The intent was probably far from what I saw, but on reading this, it made me cringe. I couldn’t help but think of the poor li’l Match Girl from Hans Christian Andersen? Please note all sarcasm listed is my views and not FirstCaribbean, they have to develop a thick […]

    December 22, 2020BusinessNo comments
  9. Screen Display Announce Philanthropic Partnership to Support Covid-19 Food Bank

    A new ally has joined Soroptimist International of Barbados’ (SIB) initiative to put food on the tables of women and families who have been struggling due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The women’s service club today announced a philanthropic partnership with digital advertising company Screen Display Network, which will carry promotion for the […]

    December 17, 2020EventsNo comments
  10. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN AND PRINCE’S TRUST INTERNATIONAL SIGN A FIVE-YEAR MOU

    CIBC FirstCaribbean and Prince’s Trust International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the bank supporting the work of the Trust in the region to uplift and empower young people over the next five years. During a virtual signing ceremony last Friday, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of its charitable arm, […]

    December 8, 2020EventsNo comments
  11. ‘Race for a Cause BAR Singles’ Raises Funds for Three Barbadian Charities

    The Barbados Adventure Race (BAR) introduced a new concept this year with its Race for a Cause BAR Singles powered by the Amarone Charitable Trust (ACT). The event took place the morning of Saturday, November 21st at PEG Farm and Nature Reserve. This event had three charities as recipients inclusive of: the Heart and Stroke […]

    November 30, 2020Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  12. FCIB LENDS ASSISTANCE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL

    The Salvation Army’s Division Youth and Candidate Secretary, Captain Monesha Broome is urging parents to look for creative ways to help their children cope with the school/life challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Broome who was addressing the presentation ceremony for the Salvation Army’s Back-To-School Programme recently, noted that this year was one of […]

    September 29, 2020EducationNo comments
  13. Help Brian Marshall: “Roots, Rock, Recovery” at Club Copacabana, 3rd Oct. 2020

    Brian Marshall, half of Kite and award-winning Shoestring Studios lost the use of the right side of his body after an unexpected Haemorrhagic Stroke. He now has to learn to speak, write and walk all over again. A phenomenal guitarist, this is a horrific tragedy but it can be made easier if we all pitch […]

    September 19, 2020Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. “Hands to Share, Hearts to Care” ZOOMATHON

    Cancer Support Services will be hosting an online fundraiser under the theme “Hands to Share, Hearts to Care ZOOMATHON” on Sunday September 20, 2020 at 4:00pm due to the climate we are in and Cancer Support Services is in dire need of funds in order to continue our mandate. Please see the below information which […]

    September 18, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. 1STCARIBBEAN’S ‘WALK FOR THE CURE’ GOES VIRTUAL IN ITS 9th YEAR

    The region’s largest cancer fundraiser, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, is going virtual this year and hoping to attract even more numbers. He noted that plans are already being rolled out across the region for the virtual event, which will see the usual fundraising and pre-walk activities in each territory taking place online and […]

    September 9, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub Extends a Helping Hand

    The Global Shapers – Bridgetown Hub has provided donations for the HIV Food Bank on two occasions to assist the charity with supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of its two drives provided food stuff in early July while the second drive provided toiletries to the charity last week. Curator of the Global Shapers […]

    August 28, 2020EventsNo comments
  17. 3 WAY PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT SCHOOL CHILDREN VIA FIRST CARIBBEAN

    Twenty school children will be able to log on and benefit from the online schooling that is likely to continue into the new school term as a result of a three way partnership between the Rotary Club of Barbados, the Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training and a local bank. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented […]

    August 27, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS PRISON FELLOWSHIP

    Opportunities for ex-offenders to work as landscapers have been made available through an initiative by the National HIV/AIDS Commission and Prison Fellowship Barbados. This was announced recently by executive director of Prison Fellowship Barbados, Neil Dowden who launched an appeal to Barbadians in need of landscaping service to contact the organisation. Dowden said that the […]

    August 22, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  19. BARBADIAN HOSPICE, ‘CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES’ HIT HARD BY COVID19, APPROX. $75,000 LOST

    When Barbados isolated itself from the rest of the world like most of the planet from the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. the imposing of measures had a ripple effect everywhere – Tourism, Medicine, Food Service and Security and in the domain of Charity as well. An area you’d think some of the shockwaves would be buffered. […]

    July 20, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  20. GEL DONATES MASKS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS

    A number of organisations which have been on the frontline during the ongoing pandemic will benefit from a donation of surgical /medical grade masks which they will use as they go about their work to keep the island safe. Three hospitals – namely the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Geriatric and Psychiatric hospitals; Grantley Adams International […]

    July 19, 2020HealthNo comments
  21. PAHO launches new site for donations to its COVID-19 Response Fund

    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is seeking to mobilize new resources for its work on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Americas with a new online portal where donations can be made directly to the PAHO COVID-19 Response Fund. The Region of the Americas is currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now […]

    July 3, 2020HealthNo comments
  22. Soroptimist International of Barbados Lends Helping Hand to Vulnerable Women and their Families

    Fifty families whose financial situations were thrown into peril by the COVID-19 pandemic, received assistance from the Soroptimist International of Barbados (SIB) club recently. “What is clear is that before, during and after this … pandemic, women and girls will continue to need assistance and support from organisations such as ours.” The women’s plight was […]

    June 29, 2020EventsNo comments
  23. Adtalem Global Education donates $300,000 to COVID19 recovery efforts

    Adtalem Global Education, a leading workforce solutions provider, has announced $300,000 in donations to two organizations that directly align with Adtalem’s business strategy in healthcare and financial services education. Adtalem, with support from the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, has selected the American Nurses Foundation and A Better Chicago to receive these contributions. “At Adtalem Global […]

    June 22, 2020HealthNo comments
  24. ‘One People – One Community’ in action, St. George helps its own

    Members of the St. George Parish Independence Committee are living up to the parish motto by donating hampers of food and household supplies to needy families. These supplies were collected from charitable donors in the parish. The COVID-19 shutdown has had a disastrous effect on the world economy, and the central parish of St. George, […]

    June 13, 2020HealthNo comments
  25. LDS Charities donate to the Barbados Salvation Army Hostel and Feeding Centre

    Homeless men in Barbados now have 20 more beds to sleep in, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian organization donated mattresses and pillows, food and cleaning supplies. In early May 2020, the Salvation Army Hostel & Feeding Centre in Bridgetown received much-needed supplies of food, bedding and cleaning supplies from Latter-day […]

    May 29, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments