Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta Jamaican-American Sharon Lawson To Host Special Fundraising Reception For The Grand Bahama Children’s Home

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc., will host a fundraising reception to support children of The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. It will take place Thursday, November 21st at the Commerce Club, 191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303 6-8p.m. The event comes as the people of The Bahamas prepare to mark 90-days since the deadly and devastating storm ravaged the Caribbean island chain. Proceeds will benefit The Grand Bahama Children’s Home. Good Day Atlanta Anchor, Sharon Lawson, will host the night that will feature a special State of the Bahamas message from Bahamas Consul General of Atlanta, Astra Armbrister-Rolle.

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The reception will support efforts to reopen The Grand Bahama Children’s Home. The facility, which has been in operation since 1977, provides warm beds, delicious meals, access to education and play areas to orphaned children. In September when the storm hit and floodwaters rose, the children at the Grand Bahama Children’s home were evacuated to a shelter where they would be safe. Their building was no match for the sheer force of the storm’s winds and floods. Once the storm passed, the aftermath revealed a total loss of all items inside with damages to the building. From refrigerators, stoves to toys, books, and toothbrushes, the children need items and monetary support to restore normalcy.

Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Chairman, Michael Thomas said, “Having lived through deadly hurricanes, I know how storms can disrupt and destroy everyday life. As adults, we can figure out how to move on but for children the adjustment can be more challenging and add the issue of being an orphan and it complicates matters even more,” he continued “That’s why it is so important for us to step up and help restore daily life for these precious children.”

The Bahamas Consul General Atlanta, Astra Armbrister-Rolle, will also use the occasion to share what has been done with donations from tens of thousands of people across Atlanta. She will explain how the government has moved quickly and efficiently to take care of its citizens. She will also highlight details on the return of public services and utilities and share major announcements on alliances and partnerships within the business and health industries on the islands. “I’m proud to see the community standing strong with The Bahamas. This is a beautiful example of the village healing itself and I am grateful to the organizers for what they are doing to help,” said Armbrister-Rolle.

Tickets are $50 for non-members of the Commerce Club and free to members. They can be purchased at and additional donations can be made at Media interested in covering the event can contact [email protected].

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation is a 501©3 tax-exempt organization founded in 2016 by Michael Thomas. The foundation supports hurricane response and recovery and provides educational mentorship programs to young people seeking higher education. In addition, the foundation focuses on the study, advancement, and presentation of Caribbean arts, culture, and humanities. To learn more about the work of the Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation, visit

The Commerce Club, also commonly known as the 191 Club Atlanta. Located at one of the most prestigious, well-known addresses in downtown Atlanta – 191 Peachtree St. in the incredible One Ninety-One Peachtree Tower – The goal of the Club 191 Atlanta is to develop the leaders of today and tomorrow for the city of Atlanta. Members experience efficient, time-saving, superior-quality networking and business advantages; or can sit back, relax and share an exquisite fine-dining experience with friends, colleagues, or someone special—all while enjoying the breathtaking city views from the top of “Tower of Power.”