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Corporate Hands: Jamalco rewards volunteerism

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Chief Executive Officer of Jamalco Antonio Melo, receiving his United Way pin for volunteerism from Winsome Wilkins, Chief Executive Officer of United Way Jamaica at the launch of the Jamalco's 2016 volunteer programme.
Antonio Melo presents cheque to representatives of the Hayes Police Youth Club, from left: Fitzroy Brackett - vice president; Inspector Junior Johnson and Sgt. Edmond Adams.

Jamalco awarded 19 community organisations 'Good Deeds Grants' of $3.2 million for its 2016 volunteer programme.

The grants were donated based on employee volunteerism calculated by the total number of hours they invested at various institutions including but not limited to schools and infirmaries.

CEO of Jamalco Antonio Melo says, "I believe that what sets our organisation apart from the others in our country is because we remain true to our slogan of 'Best people, Best company' because Jamalcoans continue to raise the standards. We recognise the value of volunteerism and we take pride in improving the welfare of our communities."

Head of United Way of Jamaica, Winsome Wilkins challenged the employees to continue to be ambassadors in recruiting their colleagues, friends and family because it is through this kind of involvement that communities will be enriched.