Every dollar counts
DESPITE THE “hard” times, coordinators of the Kiwanis Silver Dollars Children’s Trust are hoping for a 50 per cent increase in collections this year.
Chairman of the trust, Kiwanian Lennox Prescod, told the DAILY NATION that while the trust collected $65 000 last year, this year’s target was $100 000.
Prescod was speaking during the climax of the Kiwanis Silver Dollar Drive in Independence Square yesterday.
From as early as 8 a.m. community groups, businesses, politicians and other individuals made their way to Bridgetown to make their contribution in the first phase of the fund-raiser.
More than 100 volunteers from the Key Club and Circle K (youth arms of the Kiwanis Club) traversed Bridgetown, collecting coins from pedestrians and motorists.
Here, Members of government (from left) Steve Blackett, Esther Byer-Suckoo and Patrick Todd laying their silver dollars as they made their contribution to the worthy cause. (AH) (Picture by Nigel Browne)