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CPJ to spread Christmas cheer at Glenhope Nursery

Published:Wednesday | December 17, 2014 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming
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The Christmas season is regarded the world over as the most wonderful time of the year, and Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) Kingston will be doing their part in making it so by spreading Christmas cheer to the children at the Glenhope Nursery in the capital city this year.

Jillian Levy, marketing assistant at CPJ, said the company officially adopted the Glenhope Nursery at 89 Maxfield Avenue in March of this year and has forged a strong relationship with the children there.

With the joyous Yuletide season rolling in, CPJ will be making it special for its children at the nursery.

"This Christmas, we will be doing a toy drive and also a luncheon for them. Currently, we have set up in the market and in the deli downstairs our offices, so we are collecting toys to give away to the kids there. On Friday, December 19, we will be hosting the luncheon. Our chef is whipping up special little dishes for them. We will also have a special Santa Claus to give them their toys," Levy explained.

She said the principals of the company, including executive chairman, Mark Hart, chief executive officer, Tom Tyler and chief revenue officer, Dr David Lowe, will also be on hand to help to spread Christmas cheer among the children.

Soon after the company established the relationship with the home, it hosted two events there during Child Month in May.

"We hosted a toy drive and luncheon for the children in early May and returned on Labour Day (May 23). At that time, we painted the school and we saw a child there who was disabled, so we took the initiative and constructed a ramp to assist her and any other disabled child who may need to use it," said Levy.

New signage was also done.

"We have a few charities that we will be donating to, whether it be gift baskets and goodies to various agencies to give to staff." Levy also indicated that samplings and tasting will be offered at all CPJ retail stores.

She, however, said that while there would be no treat in Montego Bay this year, the company would continue to donate products to companies and individuals and charities to help bring joy to the less fortunate in the Yuletide season.