Businesswoman Doris Wright and the Hair to Please family felt impressed once again this year to help the Grand Bahama community as many parents are struggling to make ends meet.
The Back-to-School Giveaway Hair to Please is becoming known for was hosted on Saturday, August 24, from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. in the courtyard of Churchill Building, Downtown, Freeport.
This is the third year Hair to Please sponsored the giveaway, which seeks to assist less fortunate children with school supplies and uniforms in preparation for back to school was tremendous success.
Hundreds gathered in spite of inclement weather to receive the 1,000 school bags filled with school supplies, including geometry sets and dictionaries for junior and senior high school students; 500 uniform shirts, 400 school shoes and belts. This year 780 packs of diapers and pull ups were added to the Hair to Please Back-to-School Giveaway.
Children and parents from West End to East End, including Sweetings Cay attended the event. Once again Marvel and Disney characters wowed the crowd even as light showers fell from the sky.
Children were able to enjoy the bouncing castle, dry slide and face painting. Over 1,800 children and adults were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, snow cones, cotton candy and Frank’s Ice Cream.
Wright would like to express thanks to the sponsors who contributed to the food, drinks, snacks and ice cream for the event. Special thanks are extended to Phluid Phactory, Sawyer’s Fresh Mart, Sabor, F&F Brokers, Garvey Tools, Creative Nails, Nonos Fashions, N & A Snacks, Labelle, Stitch, Stepping Out, La Boutique, Candy’s Meat Mart, Entertainment Video, E & N Snacks, Growing Years Preschool, B &B Galaxy, Rosia Boutique, Island Luck, Fair Play Lounge, Beautilicious Beauty Supply, Medical Pavilion, On Point Designs, Lighthouse Express, Seacor Island Lines, Shear Genius Hair Salon, Grill Masters: Sony and Vito, family, friends, volunteers and clients.
Wright was pleased that this year a few more sponsors reached out and contacted her to offer their assistance to the worthy cause. Thanks, were also extended to all the volunteers who helped to make the event a success.