How you can help
How you can help
The Coalition for Protection of Children needs the public's help to make this Christmas season better for struggling families. There are several ways you can assist:
1. Toys for Tots Coldwell Banker has launched its annual gift-giving drive. To donate you can drop new toys or monetary donations to the Coldwell Banker office on Par-la-Ville Road in Hamilton by December 6. Call 247-1800 for more information.
Extra toys will go to the Salvation Army, Hands of Love, Family Centre or the Children's Ward at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
2. Family to Family programme People can be paired up with a needy family with children of similar ages over the holidays or throughout the year. Through e-mails and other forms of contact they have an opportunity to assist the needy family with buying a Christmas tree, food, clothes or other items to get them through the season. In some cases people even help pay for electricity bills to keep the family's home alight. For more information call the Coalition on 295-1150.
3. Food donations Non-perishable food items are needed throughout the year, but particularly at Christmas. The Coalition's food store has become “almost unsustainable” and they are looking to the general public to donate food directly to the store by phoning 295-1150.
4. Watch or buy the documentary 'Poverty in Paradise' to educate yourself about the struggles facing single mothers on the Island. It will air on ZBM at 8pm on December 6. It will also be for sale at certain retail outlets for $20 in the near future.
To donate online go to www.coalition.bm.