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Uniforms For All: Uniform Recycling Project

Uniforms For All (UFA) presents the high school Uniform Recycling Project. Mahlia Neely, the President of UFA describes the initiative as her brainchild. Ms. Neely, an incoming senior at Queen’s College, was influenced by her grandmother, Mildred’s Gordon, who was a custodian at Bahamas Academy. The kind woman kept laundered uniforms in a little room to administer to students who had accidents during school hours or who couldn’t afford them.

Their mission is:

"To recycle used uniforms for all high schools in New Providence. Donated uniforms will be mended, laundered and redistributed to those students in need free of charge. Many students have perfectly good uniforms that they no longer use or have outgrown. Simultaneously, many students are in need of uniforms for varying reasons. UFA’s mission is to connect that unused uniform with the student who can use it! It is an island-wide effort meant to not only assist those students in need but to also unite/ galvanize student leaders from high schools in New Providence schools in this effort."

From July 2nd, 2018 to July 30th, 2018, if you have uniforms (seventh grade to twelfth grade)  to donate, you can visit Solomon’s Yamacraw, Solomon’s Supercenter, or Cost Right to drop them off. Visit one of the desks, ask for the location of the hampers, fill out a tag and place it on the bag of donations, and toss it into the bin.  If you are unable to donate a uniform, monetary donations will be accepted. UFA also welcomes the help of seamstresses and laundry facilities for the second phase of their initiative to get the uniforms in tip-top shape.

The person who donates the most uniforms will be awarded a $250.00 gift card to John Bull Business Center. Please make sure the uniforms are in good condition. Do not donate what you would not want your children to wear.

If you are interested in receiving a uniform for a child in high school, contact them at (242) 804 - 2466 or (242) 432 - 0363 or ufabahamas242@gmail.com.  Their website will be published in the next two weeks.

 

Thank you to the students for creating this wonderful initiative and thank you to anyone who donates!

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1st Bahamas Company of Boys’ Brigade’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Beginning on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 6:30 a.m., The 1st Bahamas Boys’ Brigade will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Their theme for the milestone is, “Still Fighting the Good Fight,” and the scripture is 1 Timothy 6: 12, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (NIV).  For decades, the Boys’ Brigade has focused on their two pillars: religion and discipline - allowing them to transition into successful men. They have different companies throughout the Bahamas that can be found at several churches. 

The Boys' Brigade chose to begin their celebration with a fun/run walk because physical activity is one of the brigade's priorities.  The celebration will continue on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. with a Panel Discussion focusing on the topic: “Developing the Whole Man.” The night is dedicated to men of all ages. There will also be a Father/Son look-alike contest. Bring your son or your grandson to win a prize and to learn from the men of the Brigade. 

Join the Boys Brigade the next weekend on Friday,  June 20th, 2018 at 7 p.m. for a drill display and exhibition. To close off the celebration the Boys' Brigade way, join them at their church service on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at 3 p.m.

All events will take place at Grant’s Town Wesley Methodist Church and Hall on Chapel St.

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