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Old 29-08-2010, 07:04   #1
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Humanitarian Book Project

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 to particpate

Greetings Everyone,
We Need Your Help!
We have begun packing text books and school 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
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 this winter.
We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your assistance in this worthwhile effort. We look forward to meeting you in the Exumas this winter.
Warmest regards,
Bruce and Marilyn Conklin
Denny and Diane
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Thanks for the info. Will do.
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Old 29-08-2010, 10:05   #3
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Looks like a great project. We are not heading in that direction anytime soon, and therefore can't participate.

Anything that makes young people literate and better educated has my vote. Every minute spent reading a book is doing a mind transplant that makes a child into a new and different person. Plus, it's not a video game that will suck their brain out.
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