|One student’s idea inspires an entire school to give|
|Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:16|
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The children at the Grand Bahama Children’s Home are all smiles thanks to a little girl with a big idea. Katelyn Cabral, a fourth grade student at Bishop Michael Eldon School, came up with a thought to collect juice boxes from her school with plans to donate the juice boxes to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home. She designed a flyer and with the help of administration, she presented her idea to the school.
“I visited the Children’s Home with my family to deliver pizza and everyone wanted juice but there wasn’t any. Most of us have juice or milk every day and we take it for granted,” Katelyn told her peers during a school assembly. “And so I had an idea to get everyone at BMES to donate juice. If each of us brings in just one juice box, that’s 200 juice boxes for the Children’s Home.”
Katelyn’s friends heard her plea and they delivered. To date, Bishop Michael Eldon School students have donated nearly 600 juice boxes that will go to good use at the Children’s Home.
“It’s the simple things that bring our children joy and the Home is always in need of necessities like juice, snacks, toiletries, blankets,” said Brennamae Rolle-Cooper, Grand Bahama Children’s Home Administrator. “It was a pleasure to meet Katelyn and we thank her and the students of Bishop Michael Eldon School for this act of kindness.”This isn’t the first time that Katelyn has shown an interest in helping the Children’s Home. Back in December 2010, local media featured a story of Katelyn inviting the children of the Home to attend the BMES Christmas concert. Many of Katelyn’s schoolmates and teachers have also stepped forward in gestures of generosity for the GBCH over the years.
When asked what other ideas were stirring in her mind, Katelyn replied, “Next I would like to do something to help the Humane Society. I have read a lot of information on their website and I am thinking of an idea on how to help.”
Photo 1: COOL IDEA Bishop Michael Eldon Student Katelyn Cabral organized a juice drive at her school and collected almost 600 juice boxes for the Grand Bahama Children's Home.
Photo 2: JUICE DRIVE Bishop Michael Eldon School students donate juice to Grand Bahama Children's Home. Pictured above student Katelyn Cabral makes the presentation to GBCH Administrator, Brennamae Rolle-Cooper.
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