This is a good project
, and REALLY helps these schools and children
of the Bahamas
. And you don't need to be a SSCA member
SSCA “OPERATION BAHAMAS
We Need Your Help!
We have begun packing text books
supplies for the schools in the Bahamas. This year we have 60% more text books
to pack. The Charlotte County Superintendent of Schools was very generous in donating twelve (12) huge pallets of retired Math and Science Books, Workbooks, Dictionaries, etc. The supplies range from Grades K thru 9th.
We will be delivering to the follow schools in the Exumas
: Staniel Cay, Black Point, Little Farmers, Georgetown
(2 Elementary Schools and 1 Middle School), Ragged Island and we have added the Snug Harbor Primary School
in the Acklins. The majority of the boxes will be going to Georgetown
The boxes are small (11”L X 9”W X 7”D) or (14”L X 9”W X 7”D) and can be easily placed in a dinghy
. The average weight is 8 to 10 lbs. Boxes can be picked up in October, November, December and early January in Ft. Pierce, Florida
; Vero Beach Municipal Marina, Vero Beach, Florida
; Punta Gorda, Florida and at the Melbourne Convention.
If you are able to participate, please contact Bruce and Marilyn Conklin (Reflection) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know your boat length and your choice of islands and approximately how many boxes you might be able to take comfortably. (Boats have been taking between 6 – 45 boxes.) Fortunately, we have sufficient boats for the Acklins. We will need 40 boats for Georgetown.
This past year, we visited with the Principals of the Schools and students who expressed sincere gratitude for the donations. As Sharon Bethel, Assistant to the District Superintendent of Schools in Georgetown stated “The materials will assist us in helping to improve the students’ literacy and numeracy level.”
If you are not able to help this year, please pass the word on to other boaters who will be traveling to the Exumas
We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your assistance in this worthwhile effort. We look forward to meeting you in the Exumas this winter.
Bruce and Marilyn Conklin