This year alone, telecommunications provider, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, operator of Flow and Columbus Business Solutions, have enabled more than 40 per cent of its employees, collectively, to volunteer in a host of programmes including community-outreach activities.
These include Labour Day, the Private Sector Organisation's YUTE mentorship initiatives, school-community programmes, and a host of other important causes geared towards social and economic development.
Tracy-Ann Peynado, sales support agent Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, has been an active volunteer in many of the company's outreach programmes.
Peynado said, "Giving back is a great feeling. I am happy that I work for a company that provides opportunities for its employees to get involved. I feel like I am working with my co-workers to achieve the company's overall vision of enabling people to transform their lives."
Last month, Columbus Communication supported a major activity that saw a huge staff compliment volunteering its time and talent for social causes.
The Committee for the Upliftment for the Mentally Ill (CUMI), whose major source of funding is the Flow CUMI Come Run, received the support of more than 100 employees from Flow.
The event relies on the support of companies through employee participation.
Each employee's registration is valued at $6000.00, which goes towards a pool of funds used for the well-being and health-care needs of the mentally ill clients at the facility.