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Student's Generosity Inspires Classmates

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT - A fourth grade student at the Bishop Michael Eldon School has inspired her classmates to give to the less fortunate. Thanks to Katelyn Cabral, the Grand Bahama Children's Home was the recipient of 600 juice boxes. Katelyn came up with the idea to collect the boxes after a family visit to the facility on Jobson Avenue. She designed a flyer and presented her idea to the school, with the help of the school's administration. "I visited the Children's Home with my family to deliver pizza and everyone wanted juice but there wasn't any," Katelyn told her classmates. "Most of us have juice or milk every day and we take it for granted. And so I had an idea to get everyone at BMES to donate juice. If each of us brings in just one juice box, that's 200 juice boxes for the Children's Home." The juice boxes were presented to home administrator Brennamae Rolle-Cooper. "It's the simple things that bring our children joy, and the home is always in need of necessities like juice, snacks, toiletries, blankets," Mrs Cooper said. "It was a pleasure to meet Katelyn and we thank her and the students of Bishop Michael Eldon School for this act of kindness." This is not the first time Katelyn has shown an interest in helping the Children's Home. In December 2010, Katelyn invited the children of the home to attend the Bishop Michael Eldon School's Christmas concert. Since then, many of Katelyn's schoolmates and teachers have assisted the school. Katelyn said her next focus will be on helping the Humane Society of Grand Bahama.

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