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Corporate Hands: DHL brightens Rising Sun Foundation

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jody-Jay Todd, chairperson of the DHL corporate social responsibility committee, getting in on the action.
DHL and Rising Sun Foundation representatives with the children at the Water Valley Primary School.
From left: Joni-Gaye Cawley, DHL HR business partner; Jody-Jay Todd, chairperson of the DHL corporate social responsibility committee; Kemoy Henry, DHL courier; Evette Mckenzie, founder and president of Children of Hope Foundation in St Catherine; Recisa Fearon, director of the Rising Sun Foundation for Kids, New Jersey; DHL courier Omar Johnson; Michelle Phillips, DHL team member; and Omar Brown, McKenzie's driver.
DHL Couriers Omar Johnson (left) and Kemoy Henry collecting barrels and snacks from a house in Portmore
LASCO Brand Managers (left) Krishta-Gay Lewis-Harewood and Renee Rose brought some Christmas cheer to the Children at the Gwen Neil Basic School as each child took home LASCO Christmas gift bags filled with toys and LASCO products at the annual Christmas Treat held on Wednesday, December 16.
Jamaica Cosmetic Dental Services (JCDS) chose Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica to be their second recipient in their series of monthly donations with a percentage of their profits earned from New Patient Examinations. FFP received $25,000 for November, which was handed over by Dr Anissa Broussard Holmes (left), owner of JCDS, to Marsha Burrell, marketing/relief manager, FFP Jamaica on December 22. Since JCDS’ opening in 2010, they have given away four Free Smile makeovers, provided over $1 million in free dental care to children on their Free Dental days, donated over $100,000 to Crayons Count to purchase learning kits for schools, built a playground and computer lab for a local school, provided outreach to over 50 schools and community health fairs, hosted two Toy and Clothes Drives which benefitted local children's homes and educated thousands through social media on the importance of proper dental health.
Excited children flock a mascot at the Rainforest SeaFoods-National- CB annual Christmas Children's Treat at Slipe Road on Saturday, December 19. More than 1,000 children were fêted.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee of DHL assisted a charity from New Jersey, The Rising Sun Foundation for Kids, to transport five barrels of school supplies, along with snacks and other items, to needy students in St Mary.

On Saturday, December 12, members of the CSR committee, Jody-Jay Todd, chairperson; Michelle Phillips, Joni-Gaye Cawley, Kemoy Henry and Omar Johnson made this special delivery. The items were collected from Portmore and taken to the Water Valley Primary School in Islington, St Mary, where they were packed into individual gift bags and distributed to the students. The organisers thanked DHL for transporting the items and helping to make the charity event a success.