Lemonade for a cool cause
Solomon’s Fresh Market “Kids Who Care Club” (SKWCC) recently donated $1,670 for Bahamas Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (BREEF) Family Island Sea Camps. The youngsters, aged seven to 14, recently spent Fridays and Saturdays selling freshly-made lemonade outside Solomon’s Fresh Market at Old Fort Bay to raise money for the BREEF camp. Selling cups of lemonade at $1 a pop, the youngsters raised $835 (their aim was $1,000), to help children from the Family Islands get the chance to enjoy a BREEF Sea Camp experience and learn how to preserve the marine ecosystems of their home islands. Solomon’s Fresh Market doubled the amount the children raised for their donation.
BREEF runs free Family Island Sea Camps on Eleuthera and San Salvador to provide access to fun, hands-on, motivational education programs on marine environment. Without the camps, many Family Island children would not get the chance to learn about the environments they live in, and depend on. BREEF is able to provide these programs through the financial assistance provided through various fundraising activities.
Solomon’s Fresh Market ‘Kids Who Care Club’ aims to inspire, equip and mobilize kids to take actions that impact the earth, animals and community.
“We are very grateful to Solomon’s Fresh Market and of course, to all the SWKCC volunteers and team members whose dedication to improving the lives of their peers, as well as to preserving our environment is an example of caring at its very best,” said Casuarina Mckinney-Lambert, BREEF executive director.