As the spirit of giving continues throughout the Christmas season, five organisations were the beneficiaries of cash donations from the Portia Simpson Miller Foundation last Thursday evening.
During a reception at the prime minister's official residence, Vale Royal, the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Missionaries of the Poor, the Salvation Army School for the Blind, Mustard Seed Children's Home, and Maxfield Park Children's Home were each presented with $250,000.
Simpson Miller, who was on hand to present the cheques, lauded the work being carried out by these institutions and encouraged them to continue doing the work they are engaged in.
She said these organisations deserve all the assistance that they can get as their efforts in helping the poor and vulnerable should be supported.
Simpson Miller added that the foundation was non-partisan, and politics never played a part in the decisions of the charity.
"This foundation has nothing to do with politics. It is in my name, [but] I do not recognise political colour when people are in need," she said.
The prime minister also expressed gratitude to the persons who have continued to contribute to the foundation and encouraged them to continue doing so.