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CBL gives back for back-to-school

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS — Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) is wrapping up the back-to-school season by supporting several initiatives along side multiple community organizations.

Based on a press release from CBL, the group was in a position to donate needed school supplies, food, and products through collaborations with groups including the Kiwanis Club of Freeport, Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM), Kiwanis Club of Lucaya, Rotary of South Ocean Gambier giveaways.

“Our Annual Back to School Health & Dental Fair was an enormous success,” said President of Kiwanis Club of Freeport Linda Rahming.

“This partnership with us ensured that children on Grand Bahama received free health, medical & dental screening, backpacks, hygiene products, and other giveaways on the fair.”

Nothing that “uncharted inflation on food and on a regular basis needs” continues to affect families, CBL emphasized the social impact of their efforts.

Director of FOAM Khandi Gibson said: “Many single moms are still battling the stress of unemployment and are challenged with providing their children with uniforms, breakfast or lunch.”

“They often don’t have sufficient time to make breakfast or pack lunch for the children while preparing for the workday. FOAM’s partnership with CBL to host a snack giveaway on the primary day of college goes a great distance for a baby in need,” Gibson added.

Along with providing public support, CBL hosted a Back-to-School Safari under the theme ‘I can’ for workers and their children on August 28.

After two years of limited in-person events resulting from Covid-19, CBL the event made a full-scale return with event activities including face painting, bouncing castles, and over 280 worker vouchers for varsity supplies.

Family Island employees also received a stipend to help with back-to-school expenses.

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