Sea Is­land Makes Do­na­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Sea Is­land Cot­ton Shop is pleased to part­ner with the Sal­va­tion Army to pro­vide as­sis­tance to the na­tion’s less for­tu­nate cit­i­zens. Gen­eral Man­ager Sherma Flav­ius ex­plains: “At the be­gin­ning of the year, our in­ven­tory au­dit re­vealed a large quan­tity of items that were no longer able to go onto our store shelves even though they are in pris­tine re­tail con­di­tion. Many items were leftovers from dis­con­tin­ued ranges – one size of this, another size of that. Rather than de­stroy the items, re­tail them at sale price or give them away to staff, we de­cided that the best pos­si­ble course of ac­tion would be to do­nate them to a char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion to be made use of.”

Many dis­ad­van­taged per­sons lack the funds to pro­vide an ad­e­quate wardrobe for them­selves and their fam­i­lies, and this might hin­der them in at­tain­ing eco­nomic ad­vance­ment. Some­one may strug­gle to put to­gether an ap­pro­pri­ate out­fit for a job in­ter­view, or to meet with a banker to se­cure a mi­cro-loan to start a busi­ness. With this do­na­tion (est. re­tail value EC$ 40,000), it is hoped that the Sal­va­tion Army can bet­ter as­sist those in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies who might need a help­ing hand in that re­gard.

A to­tal of twenty-nine boxes of cloth­ing were handed over to Cap­tain Broome of the Sal­va­tion Army on Wed­nes­day Au­gust 5, 2015. Sea Is­land Cot­ton Shop hopes that this do­na­tion goes some small dis­tance in eas­ing the day-to-day bur­dens of the needy.

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