Earlier this month, the Palmyra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supplying school books to children in public schools in Jamaica, distributed 7,000 books to 2,000 children during their first week of school. “I think the most gratifying aspect of the experience of sharing these gifts of learning with these delightful, energetic, hopeful children is the knowledge that we were there, with and for them from the very start. Today makes one reflect on the reality that it truly does take a village to raise a child and through the Palmyra Foundation, we are happy to play our part as our children’s keepers”, commented Attorney Gordon Brown, one of the sponsors who helped distribute books at the event.
Pinnacle Promotions was happy to play our part by working with the Palmyra Foundation in creating the custom promotional cinch bags in which the books were distributed. Each child received their very own bag complete with a pack of crayons, a pencil, a 300 page BrainQuest Workbook and 2 or 3 Scholastic reading books.
Since it’s beginning in 2007, the Palmyra Foundation has provided 72,000 books to 15,000 children in 80 schools across Jamaica totaling over $400,000.
The Palmyra Foundation is hosting a big Fundraising Weekend at The Palmyra Resort & Spa on November 5 and 6 of this year featuring a Friday beach concert and a Saturday Night Gala Dinner and Dance to raise funds for next year’s book distribution. For more information or to donate to the Palmyra Foundation, please visit www.thepalmyra.com.
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