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AML partners with GB Children’s Home for Diaper and Wipe Drive
By Sarah Kirkby
Apr 14, 2019 - 12:01:05 PM

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AML Foods launched the "Diapers and Wipes" Drive to assist the Grand Bahama Children's Home after an urgent plea for the items was made to the public via social media. Persons can purchase diapers and wipes for the Home at Cost Right Freeport, Solomon's Lucaya and Solomon's Queen's Highway, and place them in marked bins at the stores. AML Foods has pledged to match all donations. Pictured left to right - Sarah Kirkby, GBCH Executive Committee, Allan Demeritte, Assistant Store Manage Solomon’s Lucaya, Delano Bullard, packing clerk and Danisha Clarke AML Marketing Dept. Grand Bahama. (Photo courtesy of AML Foods)

Freeport, Grand Bahama – AML Foods Ltd. has come to the rescue of The Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH), in response to an urgent plea made by Executive Director Sheila Johnson-Smith via social media for diapers and wipes for the twenty-six children, currently living at the home in Freeport.

Answering the call from Executives at the home, AML Foods jumped in to offer to match each purchase made by their customers towards the drive.

“At AML Foods we are committed to supporting and making a positive impact in the communities in which we operate,” said Renea Bastian, AML Marketing Dept. “The Grand Bahama Children’s Home stands out as a beacon of hope for disadvantaged children and we are delighted to be able to support them in this way. Under no circumstances should these children be deprived of support from society, and once we were informed of the urgent, need we immediately agreed to help.”

The initiative, which launched on Friday, encourages customers to purchase diapers or wipes for the Home at Cost Right Freeport, Solomon’s Lucaya or Solomon’s Queen’s Highway. After purchase, customers can place the items in special marked bins located in the stores. AML has pledged to match each purchase of diapers or wipes, and donate all the items to the Home.

GBCH Executive Committee Member, Sarah Kirkby, is appreciative of the out-pouring of concern generated by the social media post, and is thankful to AML for assisting the home. “AML is relieving a heavy burden for us right now,” said Kirkby. “We have quite a few babies in the home right now, as well as some young children who are mentally and physically challenged, and hence the increased need for diapers and wipes. Our home was not originally designed for children with disabilities, but these children have no place to go, and our numbers have been increasing.”

 The “Diapers + Wipes” campaign will run in Cost Right Freeport and both Solomon’s locations on Queen’s Highway and Lucaya, until the end of April.

AML Foods joins other corporate companies on Grand Bahama that have come forward to lend a helping hand to the home. Telecommunications company Aliv, was the first company to respond to the social media plea for diapers and wipes, but more support is welcomed.

“We welcome all support, whether Corporate or personal,” said Kirkby. “Our home is like any other, we have power bills, water bills, maintenance, and food costs times 26.  So, we really welcome every dollar and thank AML, ALIV, and the public for helping our children.” 

Persons interested in donating to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, may contact the home at 352-7852, or visit the office on Tripp Lane, the home also has a website and social media page too.

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