The Corporate Area-based Best Care Foundation has received a donation of $340,000 to help in refurbishing its home.
Sagicor team members yesterday handed over the money which was raised through the annual Sagicor Motivational Seminar (SMS) which is slated for later this month.
Sagicor team members have also volunteered their time and effort to work at the Best Care Foundation to give the dining room and kitchen at the institution a facelift.
"Sagicor lends support to entities in need all year round; but the SMS period is one which facilitates team members coming together and giving of themselves,"
"The energy of Sagicor team members is typically that of a positive nature and each year when there is extra emphasis placed on helping a charity, there is a twinkle in everyone's eyes," added Marcia Richards, chairman of the Sagicor planning committee.
School supplies drive
The company also initiated a clothing and school supplies drive among its employees and solicited help from Lasco and other corporate companies which have committed to donating a large quantity of toiletries and other pertinent supplies to the foundation.
The Best Care Foundation is a privately run institution which depends heavily on donations from the private sector.
The home was established in 1976 and caters to mentally challenged children and young adults.
It provides residential accommodation; a therapeutic environment through the dispensation of nursing, dental and medical care; special educational opportunities, social interaction and sporting activities.