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Unicomer Volunteer Week champions special-needs cause

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Duval Whyte, assistant IT manager at Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited is all smiles as he participates in a blood drive organised as part of the Unicomer Volunteer Week activities recently at Courts Cross Roads.

Unicomer Group, of which Courts Jamaica is a part, recently celebrated Volunteer Week, and more than 120 team members in Jamaica were given the opportunity to participate.

The volunteers painted classrooms, created murals, and enhanced outdoor and play areas at the Montego Bay Autism Centre and the Harbour View and Lucea learning centres. These institutions all cater to special-needs children. The assistance came at a very fitting time, when Autism Awareness Month is observed.

In addition, staff members participated in a blood drive at the Courts Cross Roads store in support of the Blood Bank.

"Over the years, volunteerism has become an increasingly important element of the Unicomer culture. It is about choosing to give of our time, energy, and skills in order to make a difference in the lives of others, while, at the same time, strengthening the relationships with the communities within which we operate," said Dennis Harris, managing director of Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited.

"Some of the areas where our team continues to demonstrate the true meaning of volunteerism are by supporting various activities and programmes in the areas of education, community development, health and sports. Some of these are now embedded in our core social-commitment activities and form part of our annual calendar of events," he added.

The Unicomer Group has always prioritised contributing to the wider communities within all of its territories. The group strives to positively impact the sustenance of a better world and create equal opportunities for everyone.