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SAJ spreads Christmas joy to Greenwich Farm elderly, children

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM
The SAJ team which led the Greenwich Farm elderly treat (from left): Nicola Stephenson, receptionist at SAJ Property Services Limited; Celine Daley, SAJ accounts payable clerk; Dionne Mason Gordon, SAJ operations manager – member services; and Jean Hinds
The SAJ team which led the Greenwich Farm elderly treat (from left): Nicola Stephenson, receptionist at SAJ Property Services Limited; Celine Daley, SAJ accounts payable clerk; Dionne Mason Gordon, SAJ operations manager – member services; and Jean Hinds-Bell, SAJ internal auditor.
Celine Daley, accounts payable clerk at the Shipping Association of Jamaica, presents a care package to one of 50 elderly residents who benefited from the body’s annual treat.
Celine Daley, accounts payable clerk at the Shipping Association of Jamaica, presents a care package to one of 50 elderly residents who benefited from the body’s annual treat.
SAJ internal auditor, Jean Hinds-Bell, presents a Christmas gift to a student of the Marcus Garvey Basic School.
SAJ internal auditor, Jean Hinds-Bell, presents a Christmas gift to a student of the Marcus Garvey Basic School.
 The SAJ team shares a light moment with teachers at the Marcus Garvey Basic School during its annual treat for the students.
The SAJ team shares a light moment with teachers at the Marcus Garvey Basic School during its annual treat for the students.
Principal of the Marcus Garvey Basic School, Judonna Smikle (second from left), is all smiles as she receives a token from the SAJ team of Dionne Mason-Gordon, operations manager – member services; Debbie Ann Dobson, deputy operations manager – HR and
Principal of the Marcus Garvey Basic School, Judonna Smikle (second from left), is all smiles as she receives a token from the SAJ team of Dionne Mason-Gordon, operations manager – member services; Debbie Ann Dobson, deputy operations manager – HR and Training; and Jean Hinds-Bell, internal auditor.
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The Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) hosted its annual treats for the elderly in Greenwich Farm and students at the Marcus Garvey Basic School on December 14 and 15, respectively.

The association presented care packages of groceries to 50 of the community’s senior citizens at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 31 East Avenue, where the school is also located. Before the presentations, the SAJ staff extended well-wishes for the season to the golden agers and joined them in singing their favourite carols.

The following day, roughly 50 students, ranging from ages three to six, received a range of toys and other treats, in addition to tokens being presented to their teachers.

Over the years, the SAJ has played a crucial role in the community, including hosting a twice-monthly free clinic for the elderly and adopting the basic school which it supports through payment of salaries, a feeding programme and assistance with its summer Toddlers’ Camp.