“Le Antonio’s Foundation’s Annual Back to School Treat”
Giving to the children of Barnett Lane, Railway Lane and their environs have been a staple of the Le Antonio’s Foundation, even before the doors of the Foundation were open. Our Back to School Treat and Street Fair was the marquee event that formally introduced the Le Antonio’s Foundation to the inner-city youths.
Since the first Le Antonio’s Foundation Back to School Treat and Street Fair in the summer of 2013 we have been blessed to host this event annually. Years 2014, 2015 and 2016 have been successful, as community sponsors have joined our hands for the events, and each year we were able to give 200 student and more the gift of a book bag with school supplies, a hearty street fair and back to school medical check-up as our local physician provide them with this care.
Below is a story about our back to school treat that appeared in the national Gleaner newspaper.
Hundreds Of Students Benefit From Le Antonio’s Foundation’s Back to School Treat
Radio announcer Barrington “Barry G” Gordon, interviews chief executive office of Le Antonio’s Roofing and Construction, Antonio McKoy, during the Le Antonino’s Foundation Back-to-School Treat in 2014
More than 200 students from within Montego Bay’s inner-city areas benefited from the Le Antonio Foundation annual back-to-school treat and book drive, held at the organisation’s Homework and Development Centre at its Barnett Lane, Montego Bay, base on Monday.
The youngsters were treated to a fun-filled day, with free back-to-school packages, including books, school bags, pencils and other educational supplies. They were also provided with refreshments.
The event also featured a live outside broadcast with Barrington ‘Barry G’ Gordon of Mello FM.
Three medical doctors, Ucal Thompson, Jacqueline Chambers and David Brown, also provided free back-to-school medical checks for 28 students. The Professional Eye Care organisation also conducted free eye testing and provided prescription glasses at no cost to those in need.
Three students benefited from scholarships – Le Antonio’s Foundation, Mello FM and The Suzette Brown scholarships.
The audience was entertained by reggae artiste, Roland Burrell and singer Chris DeMontaque, as well as the Montego Bay Boys and Girls’ marching band..read more