Students Set To Earn $240,000 For Charity

October 4, 2013

Eight secondary schools will earn $30,000 each when their students team up with local charities again under the “Dollars for Hours” project led by PartnerRe Ltd. “Dollars For Hours: Youth and Community in Partnership” will distribute a total of $240,000 to public and private schools, and give hands-on support to local charities.

“2013 marks PartnerRe’s 20 Anniversary in Bermuda and this is the eighth time that we have paired local charities with the secondary schools, bringing our total Dollars for Hours donation close to $1.8 million since the program’s inception in 2006,” said PartnerRe President and CEO Costas Miranthis.

“As a Bermudian company, we have a genuine interest in Bermuda and in particular, its young people. The Dollars for Hours initiative makes a direct contribution to the schools, community and ultimately to the economy which depends on the success of Bermuda’s young people. We believe Dollars for Hours creates a win-win-win situation for everyone involved.”

Students aged 14 to 18 from CedarBridge, Saltus, Somersfield, Berkeley, Bermuda High School, Bermuda Institute, Warwick Academy and Mount Saint Agnes will take part in “Dollars for Hours,” each school adopting a different charity project. Participating non-profits include: The Bermuda Heart Foundation, Bermuda National Trust, BIOS, BUEI, The Salvation Army, Westmeath, Bermuda Cancer and Health and The Bermuda Audubon Society.

This year’s projects include:

  • Bermuda Heart Foundation & CedarBridge- Jump 2B Fit campaign
  • Bermuda National Trust & Somersfield – Invasive plant species removal from the Glady’s Morrell Nature Reserve
  • Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) & Berkeley – Create a virtual tour of BIOS
  • Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute & Warwick Academy – community Survey project
  • The Salvation Army & MSA – Thrift shop organization project
  • Westmeath & BHS – Reminiscence therapy posters
  • Bermuda Cancer and Health & BI – Christmas seal project
  • Bermuda Audubon Society & Saltus – Bluebird nest box construction
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