Nestlé supports the Lord's house
Giving to your favourite charity feels good. there's no denying that. Nestlé Jamaica, synonymous with giving back and helping persons in the community, recently visited the Missionaries of the Poor, Lord's Place Children's Home, for their annual Christmas treat.
Shawna Kidd, corporate communications and community relations manager at Nestlé , said throughout the world, Nestlé is very active in the field of traditional charity, supporting the ones most in need, whether it's the elderly and/or children.
"For Nestlé Jamaica, events such as this provides us with an opportunity to touch communities with love and generosity; something we embrace wholeheartedly," Kidd said.
The Lord's Place opened in November 1994 and cares for orphans, malnourished children, the elderly, retarded young women, and those terminally ill with AIDS. Presently, it hosts more than 150 residents.
Brother Michael Anasco, who is head of the volunteers at the Highholborn Street, downtown Kingston location, said they were happy that the Nestlé team was able to visit and spend quality time with the children.
"Some of the children are mentally disabled, so they are unable to communicate well. Others can communicate, but not very well. Most parents are absent because of different reasons. Most of them are very poor and are unable to cope. Having the visitors here shows the love that persons have for the community and how genuinely they care about the children that we have here," Anasco said.
"There are many things we can give at Christmas, but time, love and charity are the basic ingredients of a truly happy and merry Christmas," Kidd said.
"Providing lunch for the more than 100 residents, including the children, brothers and caretakers, spending time with the children, singing dancing and feeding them was an inspiring opportunity to promote togetherness, to spread joy and to join hands with the brothers who selflessly give of themselves no matter the hour, day, year or the season," Kidd added.
The Missionaries of the Poor was established in Jamaica in 1981 by Father Richard Ho Lung.