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Kareem Constantine is a satisfied man after shipping off from Canada 17 barrels of food stuff, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other essentials for individuals of various communities in Clarendon, where he spent his formative years.

The Glenmuir High past student, who now calls Canada home, said he has one mission in mind and that is to make a difference in Clarendon.

In an interview with The Gleaner, Constantine related how his journey in outreach, which started in 2007 while a student at the UWI, startedThe Jamaica Gleaner

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Kareem Constantine is also thinking about what children need most. Of the 17 barrels he sent to Clarendon – where he, like Mr. Thompson, is from – this year, one will contain masks fit for young children.
Mr. Constantine, who lives in Toronto, ran a collection drive last year, gathering items from friends, family and parents at the school where he worked. He shipped seven barrels to Jamaica. This year, seeing a greater need amid the pandemic, he set a goal to send 10 barrels. He set up a GoFundMe page so people could offer contactless support, and has raised more than $5,000 to dateThe Globe and Mail

 

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