The Jamaican Association of Bermuda (JAB) has put an island proverb into practice in support of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust’s Why it Matters campaign. In October JAB donated $2,000 of proceeds raised from a summer cruise celebrating Jamaica’s 51st Independence Day. “A hospital is very important in any country and so we must be seen to be assisting; it’s a community effort”, stated Ms. Flynn-Carty, JAB President.
”We’ve been the first [cultural group] to do so and we would like to see others follow suit, because it’s important to give back to the community,” she continued. Motivated by the well-known proverb “gathering one coco at a time will fill the basket”—which means every little bit adds up over time—Ms. Flynn-Carty challenges other cultural groups to step up and support as well.
“We’re saying that we may not be able to raise the whole $40 million, but every dollar counts.”