Some 25 children at the Nest Salvation Army Children’s Home in St Andrew have received tablets from Reggae Boyz striker, Leon Bailey.
The devices were donated through his Dare to Care Foundation.
Bailey’s father and Chairman of the foundation Craig Butler said helping needy children is the foundation’s main focus. He said starting with a children’s home close to where Reggae Boy Bailey grew up was significant.
“The Leon Bailey Dare to Care Foundation wants to give back to children mostly, and The Nest children’s home is near to Cassava Piece where Leon Bailey grew up, so we want to give back to those children just to motivate them,” Butler said at the presentation.
“It’s only a small token, but it is most important to let them know that people care and that if they believe they can be all that they can be, people will be here to support them along the way. So this is Leon’s and Phoenix [All Stars Football Academy’s] way of saying we care.”
The Dare to Care Foundation was launched in March and the donation is the first for the foundation. Bailey is also an ambassador for Food For the Poor (FFP), which selected the Nest as part of its Angel of Hope programme.