An amplified spirit of generosity has been demonstrated by the Jamaica Energy Partners Group (Jamaica Energy Partners, West Kingston Power Partners and the Jamaica Private Power Company), despite the challenges facing the current pandemic.
As usual for the business over the Christmas season, they continued with Christmas treats and donations affecting over 2,000 people in their neighboring communities.
The group planned their annual treat series under the theme “Give the Gift of Love” and were no less than determined in their Christmas mission to spread joy to those most vulnerable.
Kicking off their charitable efforts was a $ 200,000 donation to the Missionaries of the AIDS Hospice, followed by the donation of processors to the Jamaican Society for the Blind earlier this month.
In Old Harbor Bay, home of the Doctor Bird Power Plant, more than 500 residents, via an appointment system, collected their packages containing personal care products, food and children’s toys at the Elementary School of ‘Old Harbor Bay, the distribution center.
The gift giving didn’t stop there. Freshly prepared Christmas lunches, sorrel drinks and fruit cakes were provided to residents and caregivers at Golden Age Home and Denham Town Golden Age Home and delivered personally by the Corporate Social Responsibility team of the JEP group. The homes were also provided with other essentials for each resident, including deodorant, diapers, lotion, cleaning agents and disinfectants.
Likewise, the state wards of Maxfield Park Children’s Home were also treated to a fun day with a bounce house and tasty treats. Additionally, for the eleven communities in which the group serves West and East Kingston, through their respective community development committees, the organization has provided monetary sponsorship for goodies and has extended its support. to Old Harbor Police with spa packages and a donation to the Old Harbor Bay Youth Group Voice.
“Giving back at Christmas is one of the core activities of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) calendar for Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP). The team missed the opportunity to interact closely and bond happily with the elderly and children, as was normally done in previous years. However, over the past two years, COVID-19 protocols and restrictions on gatherings have forced us to pivot our plans to show our people that we still care, ”said Wayne McKenzie, President and Chief. of the management of the JEP group.
He added that this did not spoil the minds of community members, nor his CSR team, as the JEP group “is proud to support community outreach efforts around Christmas time and to bring joy to faces and families ”.
“We will continue to power communities into 2022 and beyond,” McKenzie said.