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New Hope Children’s Home to benefit from Manchester Chamber Fundraiser

Manchester Chamber of Commerce | 2012-06-12 15:10:00

The New Hope Children’s Home in Mandeville, Manchester will be the beneficiary of the Manchester Chamber’s Wine & Cheese Party which will be held on Saturday, June 16, at the Bloomfield Great House starting at 7:00 p.m. ALL proceeds will go to the Home.

“We have noted, with concern, the challenges faced by various homes and other such facilities in our parish and as a Chamber we committed to increasing the public’s awareness about these facilities as well as raise funds which can help to off‐set their operational expenses or address a critical issue,” said Karen Wong, Manchester Chamber Projects and Events Director. “Earlier this year, a team from the Chamber Executive visited the home to meet with the administrators and identify the areas that we could help with. For this particular event, all proceeds will go directly towards purchasing operating supplies and toiletries for the Home.

In addition, some of our members have pledged assistance in other ways,” she continued. For the administrators and over two dozen children at the independent licensed home, this is great news. Amanda Williams, Director of the Home, is delighted with the Chamber’s support. “We were overjoyed when we got the call from the Chamber. We have been in operation for over twenty years and it is through the Government subsidy and the generosity of the various friends of the Home that we have been able to keep the facility open. The reality is that each year has been more difficult than the previous one for all Children’s Homes. The donations have been decreasing as businesses try to remain viable while the cost of living has increased. We are grateful that the Chamber selected us this year as the items will go a far way in helping us,” she said.

Each administrative year, one such facility is selected as the beneficiary of specific Chamber fundraising events. Last year, Ebenezer Home was the selected organisation that benefitted from the Chamber’s fundraising at its Annual Christmas Social. That event also raised the awareness about the challenges at the Home.
The Wine and Cheese Party is sponsored by Signature Sponsor ‐ Scotia Investments and Main Sponsors – Bloomfield Great House,MegaMart, Lascelles, CPJ, Ramson’s, The Best Dressed Chicken, OMG Restaurant and Coffee Bar, Sweetie Pie, Yummy Bakery, ATL Automotive, The Jamaica Observer, and Ranger Security.

For further information, please contact:
Kayon Wallace (Ms.)
1st Vice President
577 – 7024

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