... for the children
This past year (2020) dealing with covid-19 has been a challenge for all or us. UBIM member organizations, CHA, Melbourne, BCCB and the Church Service Committee along with non-affiliated members, have exercised our power to service. We responded to requests to help our fellow man in Barbados as well as here at home in Massachusetts. All without hesitation.
We're taking it one step further and asking you to help us make 250 children and their parents happy by supporting our back to school Backpack Drive for the children enrolled in the Boys and Girls Club of Metro South.
Please help us help put pig smiles on the faces of these children. Log into our Amazon Gift registry Custom Gift List (amazon.com) and order from our list of school supplies - there are a variety to choose from. A little goes a long way; so any contribution goes a long way.
Thanks in advance for your support.
ATTEND AN EVENT
Cou Cou Smack Down
Virtual Auction Drawing
Flag Raising Event
Barbados Festival Day in Boston
This is an annual community event that is open to all. We invite vendors from all walks of life to come and sell their wares, educate us or entertain us. This is a great event to bring the children to learn about the Barbadian culture, taste our food, enjoy our music and above all, have a great time.
Oistins in Barbados is a place to go on Friday nights. This active fishing town during the day turns into a hub of activity at night, where locals and tourists alike come out to enjoy great food and other entertainment right by the ocean. We try to bring a piece of that to Massachusetts. You get to enjoy the great food, music and karaoke. Nothing like a good Bajan lime.
Island in the Sun
Barbados Independence Gala
The Barbados Independence Gala in Massachusetts have become the talk of the town. This is a semi-formal event but you wouldn't be able to tell it's semi-formal because Bajans show up dress to the nine - the women have on their shimmering gown with the sparkling jewelry, while the men are dashing in their well tailored suits. But don't let the fact the are all dressed up fool you, when the music start to play...they're ready to party. By the time the entertainer comes on stage, they are well warmed up and ready to crank it up a notch. Last November 2018, we were honored to have the legendary Red Plastic Bag from Barbados in Boston to celebrate and entertain us. He did not disappoint us. RPB sang all our favorite songs and gave us a great show. He stuck around and became one with the people after his performance. What a night!!