Dear FSUS Family,
In remembrance of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Michael (October 10, 2018) we want to really show students in the Bahamas, who are still at the beginning of their recovery stage, that #FSUSCares! This #FSUSCares Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive will benefit The Grand Bahamas Children’s Home (GBCH). You can read more about the GBCH below.
Starting October 10th, we will track donations and the Elementary School Class with the most participating donors will win a Pizza Party. There will be a Spirit Contest for Middle/High School and the grade level with the most participation will be announced during the Homecoming Pep Rally!
There are three ways you can choose from to participate:
- You can give on the #FSUSCares GoFundMe Page. This online portal has been established so that as a community we can combine our monetary support and present one large gift to support the re-building of the GBCH. Our goal is $2020 by 2020!
- You can donate a Gift Card (Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) for an FSUS Family still recovering from Hurricane Michael ~OR~
- Below is a list of requested items (many of the items can be found at Dollar stores) that we hope each grade will support:
We will continue the collection drive all year because the home lost everything.
About the GBCH
“Since 1977, The Grand Bahama Children’s Home has been committed to helping children who, through no fault of their own, are unable to be raised in their own homes.
The Home provides these beautiful little boys and girls a safe place to thrive; an anxiety-free home where their bellies are full, they have full access to daily education, a big yard to play in, wonderful, loving people who care for them, and cozy beds to sleep in at night.
The Children’s Home was ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.
Thirty-two children (12 girls and 20 boys, ranging in age from 3 months to 14 years) had to be bundled up and evacuated to a shelter late at night, in the middle of the storm, as floodwaters rose around them at an alarming rate. Thankfully everyone made it to safety.
The children have lost everything.
The structure of the Children’s Home buildings is sound, but the contents are a total loss. The entirety will need to be gutted. The children have lost everything; from clothing to toothbrushes to books and toys. The Home itself lost all its possessions as well; fridges, stoves, freezers, sofas – everything is gone. As a result, the children have been moved over to another home on a different island, until we can restore The Grand Bahama Children’s Home.”