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Good giving to Dollars Drive

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Good giving to Dollars Drive

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The economic downturn has not affected people’s ability to donate to the Kiwanis Club of Bridgetown’s Silver Dollar for Children’s Drive.
Word of this came from president Ken Knight as the service club officially launched its Silver Dollars campaign in Heroes Square and Independence Square yesterday.
Knight told the SUNDAY SUN feedback from the  80 volunteers, representing the eight recipient charities, who pounded the pavements of Broad Street and Swan Street yesterday, had indicated that the response from the public had been good.
“One of the things about the Silver Dollars For Children is that people readily give, particularly when you speak of children,” Knight said.
“And against that background we have not had anybody complaining that times were hard and they cannot give. People may not give as much but, nonetheless, they were giving, so we are optimistic we will reach our target,” he said.
That target, Knight said, was $150 000 and, while he called it ambitious, he said the service club was “somewhat on track” since corporate Barbados had been “very cooperative in donating”. (HL-E)