Church gives families a helping hand
When members of the United Holy Trinity Church of Bermuda learned there were families struggling to buy their children crucial supplies for the upcoming school year, they came up with an idea to help.
Last Saturday, people from the church's missionary department, gave out 75 school bags and educational supplies to needy youngsters.
Amanda Jones, the missionary president, said it was rewarding to see how much the gesture meant to families in the community.
“I felt like I had done something worthwhile and just to see the kids smile, it was a nice feeling,” she said.
“I always think it's better to give than to receive because when you give to people who are really not expecting it, to see their reaction is priceless, especially now that Bermuda is going through hard times.
“We found when we were giving out the bags there were families who had two or three children, and the parents weren't working, or were single parents, so when we gave out the bags even the parents were grateful, and said it was a big help.”
Mrs Jones said they came up with the back-to-school giveaway after a mother mentioned she couldn't afford to buy a school bag for her child.
“That's what prompted me to get one to her and when I was talking to another friend at church they mentioned that same thing, so between my husband and I, we thought it would be a good idea to give out items for school.”