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Back-to-school supplies for Maxfield Park Children's Home

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2016 | 9:00 AM
Childcare Coordinator at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home Richard Lawrence (third left) and Acting Manager Winston Bowen (fourth left ) receive school supplies from Jamaica Diaspora advisory board member from the United States of America, North-East, Joan Pinnock (second right). At right is US Diaspora Advisory board member Sam Sherrington.

Essential back-to-school supplies were handed over to the Maxfield Park Children's Home in St Andrew on Tuesday by the Jamaica Diaspora in the United States.

The supplies were delivered by Jamaica Diaspora advisory board member from the USA, North-East, Joan Pinnock.

Pinnock, said the donation was a way of giving back to the children of Jamaica who are less fortunate.

"We were able to bless the children with some books and backpacks, just to get them fully ready for school," she said.

She pointed out that a call was made to the wider Jamaican population in north-east USA, who were encouraged to make the donation that would be taken back to Jamaica and distributed to needy children in homes.

Pinnock added that supplies were also taken to other facilities, including the Manning's Boys' Home in St Elizabeth.

Acting Manager at the Maxfield Park Children's Home Winston Bowen expressed gratitude for the supplies.

"This will go a far way in meeting the needs of the children. We have about 30 children who go out to community schools and are in classes pursuing various subjects," he noted.