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JMMB helps bring Christmas cheer to Riverton

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Stimpson

Out of a desire to keep the true spirit of Christmas alive, the charitable organisation #ChristmasInRivertonCity was born, the brainchild of Alexisse Chin and Joanna Marzouca.

The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) team has partnered with this initiative to spread cheer and provide gifts for approximately 500 children through a joint toy drive.

"This partnership is in line with JMMB's core value of love, whereby the company is actively involved in charitable activities and accepts its social responsibility as part of the wider chain," said Kerry-Ann Stimpson, group chief marketing officer at JMMB.

"We recognise that, with the combined efforts and support for initiatives like these, we can accomplish so much more, and Jamaica has so many avenues for us to assist persons while demonstrating genuine care for each other," she added.

In encouraging others to share love this Christmas, Stimpson invited JMMB clients and members of the public to donate toys and gifts for children, as part of the toy drive, at select JMMB branches in the Corporate Area and Portmore. JMMB team members will also be making personal donations, in kind, to the toy drive.

"As the #ChristmasIn-RivertonCity treat, which is in its fourth year, has grown, it is wonderful to attract more corporate support so that we can cater to more children. We have had support from entities such as the Sandals Foundation and Honey Bun, and I am happy to welcome JMMB, who saw this as an opportunity to share the love this Christmas," Chin said.

She added that the partnership would help to sustain the initiative and ensure that each child feels special on Christmas day, with the tokens of love.

Members of the JMMB team will join the #ChristmasIn-RivertonCity volunteers to distribute toys and other donated items on Christmas day, sharing the Christmas spirit.

 

Build Jamaica

 

This partnership is a part of JMMB Group's mandate to build Jamaica and support programmes designed to transform communities, while unearthing the greatness in individuals by empowering persons to make a meaningful contribution and uplift others.

Previously, JMMB also joined forces with other charities, namely the Feeding of the Five Thousand and Gift of Love Ja, during the Christmas season, to spread cheer and give of themselves to inner city residents and homeless individuals in the Corporate Area.

In addition, the JMMB Group, through its foundation, JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, actively engages in youth development, nation-building, educational initiatives, entrepreneurship, and community outreach.