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Courts Jamaica shares the joy

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:01 AM
Dennis Harris, Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited’s managing director (left) and public relations officer, Renae McKenzie warmly greet Courts Jamaica supplier Omar Azan of Boss Furniture Limited at the Share the Joy handover ceremony at the St Monica’s Home for the Abandoned Elderly last Wednesday.
Dennis Harris (left), Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited’s managing director, and Omar Azan (centre) of Boss Furniture Limited, joke with Monsignor Richard Albert, founder of the St Monica’s Home for the Abandoned Elderly, one of the four beneficiaries of the Share the Joy handover ceremony.
Arthur Harriott (left), a barber, grooms St Monica’s Home resident, Martin Angus, as Courts Jamaica volunteers Kaysia Mitchell and Nateisha Campbell look on.
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Courts, in collaboration with its suppliers, presented more than over $1.7 million dollars worth of goods to four homes for the elderly last Wednesday, November 18. The presentation ceremony was held at the St Monica's Home for the Abandoned Elderly.

"This annual initiative began last year with a focus on children. This year, we decided to focus on the elderly in our society as another vulnerable group, and so today, the St Monica's Home for the Abandoned Elderly, the Golden Age Home, the Harrison Memorial Home for the Aged and the Hyacinth Lightbourne Visiting Nursing Service received much-needed furniture, appliances and electronics," said Dennis Harris, managing director of Unicomer (Courts Jamaica) Limited.

He further explained, "This is a regional initiative that will be reaching nearly 800 elderly persons across Trinidad, Jamaica and Belize this year. We see the value in honouring those who have contributed immensely towards the growth of our communities and, by extension, the country as a whole, through the giving of themselves and all they have offered throughout their younger years. We never take our responsibility lightly and this has been the driving force behind our 56 years as furniture and appliance market leader in Jamaica."

Speaking on behalf of the participating suppliers, Omar Azan of Boss Furniture congratulated Courts Jamaica on the bold move to continue supporting community initiatives that bring value home.

Making people happy

"Boss Furniture and the other suppliers were eager to lend support to this initiative because Courts Jamaica continues to assist institutions that support Jamaicans," he said. "We do hope that our collaborative effort today will create some more happy people at these four homes." Dining tables, televisions, washing machines, mattresses, fans, microwaves, and refrigerators were among the items donated by Acer, Andy Zhou, Asialat, Boss Furniture, Carlisa Enterprises, Electrolux, Hamilton Beach, Heffes, Island Dreams, JW Mckennon, Leodor Furniture, Precision Trading, Spectrum Brands and Therapedic Foam, Winty's and Zuriel.

Hermine Bascoe, manager at the St Monica's Home, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the management, staff and residents of the four homes, noting that the items come at the beginning of the Christmas season to bring cheer and glad tidings.