Photos: $240,000 Donated In “Dollars For Hours”

December 14, 2016

Eight local secondary schools received $30,000 each at the culmination of PartnerRe Ltd.’s successful Dollars for Hours project that pairs student volunteers with local charities on community projects.

At an event hosted by PartnerRe to celebrate and showcase the students’ achievements, PartnerRe’s Brand Manager, Jaime Masters McDowell and Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards congratulated the students on their hard work and thanked everyone involved for their contribution to the Dollars for Hours initiative.

“Education is important to PartnerRe,” said PartnerRe Brand Manager, Jaime Masters McDowell. “As a Bermudian company, we have a real interest in Bermuda, its people and in particular, its young people.

“Through Dollars for Hours we aim to make 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.”


Over the years, Dollars for Hours has had over 1,800 students donate more than 22,000 hours of hands-on support to local charities for a total donation of $2,480,000 to Bermuda’s secondary schools. This year, the students, aged 14 to 18, successfully completed projects ranging from environmental schemes, educational projects and social initiatives.

Participating schools will use the funds for: curriculum development, facility upgrades, bursary funds, extracurricular activity support, student incentive programs, IT equipment, and infrastructure projects.

This year’s projects include:

  • Somersfield and Greenrock – Eco-school vegetable garden project.
  • Saltus and the Reading Clinic – Report filing project.
  • Mount Saint Agnes and the Bermuda Audubon Society – Bluebird nest box project.
  • Bermuda Institute and the Family Centre – Advocacy campaign promotional project.
  • Warwick Academy and the Salvation Army – Thrift shop project and painting at the emergency shelter.
  • Berkeley and the Bermuda Zoological Society – Christmas event project.
  • The Bermuda High School and PALS – Marketing project to tell the PALS story.
  • Cedarbridge and Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation – Painting and curb appeal project.

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