Caribbean Pavement Solutions Donates $18,000.00 to Charities
By The Calabash Group-Kristen Jones
Feb 23, 2016 - 12:54:56 AM
The Grand Bahama Humane Society receives its cheque from Atario Mitchell, President of CPS, and Cabinet Ministers, The Hon. Fred Mitchell, and The Hon. Michael Darville, and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, The Hon. Peter Turnquest.
Freeport, Grand Bahama - More and more businesses are supporting causes they care about by establishing their own charitable funds.
On Friday evening, Caribbean Pavement Solutions demonstrated an incredible act of amazing corporate charitable giving by donating $18,000.00 to the charities of its first annual The Dollar That Could Project in its cheque presentation cocktail reception.
In August 2015, CPS launched its four month campaign which sought to raise funds through a dollar drive campaign for in aid of The Grand Bahama Humane Society, Rotary Grand Bahama, and The Grand Bahama Children's Home.
According to Managing Director of CPS, Dr. Allen Albury, the reception was a celebration of what a dollar can do when people come together with a common goal that is underscored by a shared vision to help those in various communities who find themselves challenged in so many ways.
During the reception, Peter Turnquest indicated that the spirit of giving is alive in Grand Bahama. Turnquest further added that The Dollar That Could Project is about the noble act of giving back to the community and he congratulated CPS on its successful campaign and gave his assurance that all the proceeds would go a long way to assisting those with genuine needs.
Grand Bahamians had many opportunities to donate to the project through donation banks at Kelly's, Stop N Wash Grocers, Sawyer's Fresh Market, Express Foods, and by purchasing tee shirts for the national tee shirt day drive.
President of CPS, Atario Mitchell indicated that CPS made a commitment to play an active role in the community when they launched its company in Grand Bahama.
The Grand Bahama Children's Home received its cheque from Atario Mitchell, President of CPS, and Cabinet Ministers, The Hon. Fred Mitchell, and The Hon. Michael Darville, and Member of Parliament for East Grand Bahama, The Hon. Peter Turnquest
He stated, "The Dollar That Could is a unique and innovative initiative that allows us to give back to the community while providing a vehicle for community involvement to support the charities."
He added that Bahamians must be about people and their communities and they should not underestimate the power of one dollar. The commitment of CPS to Grand Bahama is genuine and it’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. Next year it is hoped that more funds will be raised to support the priceless work of the Grand Bahama charities.
Mr. Kevin Seymour, President of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerces stated that the event and The Dollar That Could Project is about people, giving, and corporate responsibility, and the triple bottom line is something that all Bahamian businesses should focus on because it can turn around the economy of Grand Bahama and the country at large.
The Minister of Grand Bahama, The Hon Michael Darville expressed his gratitude to Bahamas Striping for their great act of love.
The Presidents of Rotary Grand Bahama received their cheque from Atario Mitchell, President of CPS
He stated, "This program clearly demonstrates through the support of the business community that we are able to raise a substantial amount of capital and support charitable organizations and it is my hope that with the work of The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, we can have a greater participation throughout the business community not only in Freeport, but as well as East and West End so that this awesome idea can actually help even greater and more meaningful programs."
The Grand Bahama Humane Society was on hand to receive its donation and its officials expressed gratitude because in recent times the organization has been struggling.
Mrs. Jane Hilbert, Board Member of The Grand Bahama Children's Home said, "At the moment we look after twenty six children and it takes about $350,000.00 annually to manage the home."
She added, "We are grateful to CPS for their ongoing and continued support of the home, they donated turkeys to us at Christmas along with toys, they have resurfaced our parking lot, and provided us with clothing for the children, and this donation tonight will go a long way in taking care of the children of the Northern Bahamas which includes, Bimini, Abaco, and Eleuthera.
Billie Ferguson, Rotary District Assistant Governor thanked CPS for its donation and indicated that the four clubs on the islands have various ongoing projects and it will help them to complete their projects for 2016.
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