Lucaya International School (LIS) donated 400 juice boxes to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) on Wednesday.

Katelyn Cabral, Sophie Paine and Jessica McBrayer spear-headed the “juice-box drive” this year. This is the fourth “juice-box” donation for the home, which was originally inspired by Katelyn in 2012. During the course of two weeks the students worked hard to promote their drive and encouraged students to help the children of the Home in this small way.

Katelyn, a student in Year 6, said “I am proud to have been able to continue this project at LIS. I know that the children at the home will be very grateful.”

Sophie Paine, an International Baccalaureate student said, “On behalf of the entire school, we are so delighted to donate to the Grand Bahama Children’s Home. Not only are we sure that this will make a difference in other children’s lives, but it gives us as a student body great satisfaction to know that we have contributed to the well-being of our community. Organizing a drive like this is certainly not an easy task as it requires cooperation from all the students; however the Grand Bahama Children’s Home means so much to us as students that we gained enormous support which we are proud to share with the children”.

Jessica McBrayer added, “I’m happy that we were able to help the children’s home out through the juice box drive, however I hope to continue to volunteer and help the GBCH in as many other ways as possible”.

“As part of the I.B. programme at LIS, our students have to complete the 18-month CAS element to fulfill the diploma’s requirements,” said Vikki Purvis, CAS coordinator. “There are numerous requirements and one of the aims of this CAS program is to educate students in the importance of caring about others less fortunate than themselves. This year two I.B. students decided to work with one of our Primary students, which illustrates the way our older students interact with the younger ones at LIS.”

“I am very proud of how the students have shown such an act of kindness towards GBCH,” said Vikki Purvis.  “This continual juice box drive plus our annual Turkey Trot for the home, shows that LIS is truly teaching the students to give back and the importance of being good corporate citizens.”

“We are so grateful to the students, teachers and parents of Lucaya International School who continue to support the Home in so many ways. This donation of the juice boxes could not have come at a better time as we approach a long summer break,” said Mrs. Lesley Davies-Baptista, Executive Committee member. “The LIS student body has found meaningful ways to impact the Home – as they set a wonderful example of reaching out and helping others right here in our community.  Both the Executive Board and our children very much appreciate their help – which is especially needed during such a difficult time in our economy,” she added.