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Back-to-school treat and health fair for Clarendon church

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Pastor Zebulah Aiken

The yearly back-to-school giveaways put on by the Free Town Church of God of Prophecy in Clarendon has seen the church impacting children in the Free Town, Sandy Bay, Bodles and Longville Park communities, and this year will be no different.

The newly formed Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation Limited will be upping the ante by hosting a Health Fair and Back to School Treat on Friday, August 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

Pastor Zebulah Aiken says it has always been the desire of the church to make more of an impact in the various communities, and that was the catalyst for forming the foundation.

"This is the first main project since it was officially given the status of a charitable organisation," she said.

"For that day, we will be teaming up with the Clarendon Inter-Agency Network to have select agencies come and assist with the children."

The foundation is also hoping that through contributions it will be in a position to offer a few scholarships to children who have done well in their Grade Six Achievement Test, as well as making the effort to give a contribution to students who demonstrate a need and are facing financial challenges in high school.

"It is for this reason the church is reaching out to the diaspora as well as local entities to come on board to make the back-to-school event an overwhelming success. So we welcome contributions of back-to-school supplies or contributions towards scholarships and snacks to treat the children during the day," stated Pastor Aiken.

She also took the opportunity to thank the overseas friends of the church who are aiding by putting together back-to-school supplies for the children. The foundation is already hoping to add to its growing numbers of recipients.