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The SAJ brings Christmas cheer to the elderly in Greenwich Town

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Despite his disability, this senior citizen was in high spirits even before he received his gift bag from SAJ operations manager Dionne Mason-Gordon.
2014 Port worker of the year Paul Marsh hands out a Christmas gift bag with groceries to a senior citizen in the packed church hall at Holy Name Catholic Church in Greenwich Town.
SAJ’s internal auditor, Jean Hinds (right), hands a package to a senior citizen.
A grateful senior citizen from the Greenwich Town community embraces SAJ’s accounting officer/librarian, Camille Spence.
Nurse Jennifer Savariau Morris beams as she hands this pensioner her Christmas package. SAJ volunteers are seen organising packages in the background.
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The SAJ brings Christmas cheer to the elderly in Greenwich Town

One hundred senior citizens, including the disabled and shut-ins in the Greenwich Town community in Kingston, received special Christmas packages containing groceries, courtesy of the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ).

Volunteers from the SAJ's administrative and port worker staff handed out the gifts during a ceremony at the Holy Name Catholic Church in that community, in what has become a longstanding tradition for the association.

"The Shipping Association of Jamaica has been supporting the Greenwich Town community for many years through various outreach programmes, including our sponsorship of the Marcus Garvey Basic School. This treat is symbolic of the SAJ's continued commitment to the community. The staff and management of the association see this gesture as a way of ensuring that the most needy in the community have just a little more in their cupboards during the festive season," said communications and member services manager Janice Budd.