People can now drop off school uniforms and supplies for students and families at Gibbons Company.
The Gina Spence Productions Each One Reach One fundraiser is open and taking donations.
Gina Spence, founder and chief executive officer for the charity, said the campaign, which began in 2008, was successful in its early years, but donations have decreased recently.
In discussing last year, she said: “Clothing donations were under what we were looking for – we maybe received 300 uniforms, but we always try to give to at least 1,000 to students in both public and private schools, from preschool to high school level.”
Mykiee Jones, the organisation’s chief operating officer, added: “Our big push this year is the recycling of uniforms.”
People who donate the items to Gibbons Company’s children’s department on Church Street before August 23 will receive a $10 cash coupon for every $50 spent at the store.
In addition to this annual campaign, the charity, which made 61 Verdmont Road in Smith’s its new temporary home in May, will host a 5K run and walk in November.
Gina Spence Production’s new Verdmont Road facility
Gina Spence Productions relocated to 61 Verdmont Road in Smith’s in May.
The location, which also houses Pathways treatment centre, features office spaces, a kitchen, as well as indoor and outdoor therapeutic spaces.
Despite the facility being bigger than its former Paget headquarters, the charity is still searching for a permanent space to all its own home.
Dr Spence hopes this event, scheduled for November 4, will spread awareness about grief and loss within the community.
She explained: “It will be an opportunity for people to remember their loved ones.
It will centre around people affected by any type of loss.
Ms Jones said: “We are trying to honour those who have lost someone, and loss is something that everyone will experience at some point in their life.”
People can register for the event, which will take place at a location yet to be determined, starting October 9, on Bermudatiming.com.
Registration will be free for children under the age of 10, $15 for people aged 10 to 15 and $25 for people older than 16.
Tuffy Nicholas, producer of Super American Circus, said the show will donate to the charity’s Champions Programme, which helps children and families who have lost loved ones to gun violence, when it comes to the island in October.
Dr Spence said this contribution will help support the programme’s current and future clients.
Ms Jones said: “This care looks like therapeutic services, extracurricular support, group and family therapy, as well as essential needs.”
To learn more about or donate to the charity, visit ginaspenceproductions.com or call 296 0016.
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