Orange Bay donates to The Reading Clinic

  • Giving back: Dr Julie Dunstan of The Reading Clinic accepts a cheque from Rudy Morris, co-owner of Orange Bay Company

    Giving back: Dr Julie Dunstan of The Reading Clinic accepts a cheque from Rudy Morris, co-owner of Orange Bay Company

Home furnishings and accessories consignment store Orange Bay Company has made its annual donation to charity — this time to The Reading Clinic.

The company, which also sells designer vintage clothing, donated $2,000 to the charity in support of its efforts to provide specialised testing and tutoring in reading and mathematics to children in need.

Each year since it’s inception in 2009, Orange Bay has donated a portion of its profits from the sale of donated items to local charities. Past recipients include the Bermuda National Trust and the SPCA. The company also holds an annual fundraising campaign with past proceeds going to the Sunshine League and the Salvation Army.

“The ability to read well is a key that opens many doors for a child; providing future opportunities that will enable them to become self-reliant, productive members of Bermuda society,” said Rudy Morris, co-owner of Orange Bay.

“All of us in Bermuda have an obligation to help our youth and to our neighbours who are in need of a hand up,” added Delight Morris, also co-owner. “Working together with local charities, we can assist those who have immediate needs and create a better future for the entire community. That’s the ‘better living’ philosophy we promote and practice at Orange Bay Company.”

Since its inception 44 years ago, The Reading Clinic looks to help children regardless of their financial need. The organisation relies on charitable donations for more than 80 percent of its operating costs.

Executive director Dr Julie Dunstan of The Reading Clinic explained that if it weren’t for the donations from Bermuda’s local business, her organisation wouldn’t be in the position to help.

“We are truly grateful to Rudy, Delight and the team at Orange Bay Company for their generous support and their example of giving back to our community,” she said. “It is the philanthropic spirit of our corporate citizens that allows The Reading Clinic to help children with learning difficulties to learn, grow and soar!”

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Published Oct 5, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm)

Orange Bay donates to The Reading Clinic

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