More than 2,000 individuals benefit from JEP Group Christmas Treats

An amplified spirit of generosity was demonstrated by the Jamaica Energy Partners Group , despite the challenges faced by the current pandemic.


As is customary for the company during the Yuletide season, they forged on with Christmas treats and donations impacting more than 2,000 persons across their neighbouring communities. The Group planned their annual series of treats under the theme, “Give the Gift of Love”, and were no less than resolute in their Christmas mission of spreading cheer to the most vulnerable.


Following the implementation of new execution methods due to COVID-19 protocols the year before, the team having experience effectuated those strategies to ensure staff and community members safety. Kickstarting their charitable efforts was the handing over of J$200,000.00 to the Missionaries of the Poor Aids Hospice, followed by the donation of CPUs to the Jamaica Society for the Blind earlier this month.


In Old Harbour Bay, home of the Doctor Bird Power Station, over 500 residents, through an appointment-based system, collected their packages containing personal care products, food items and toys for children at the Old Harbour Bay Primary School, the distribution hub.


The gift-giving didn’t end there. Freshly prepared Christmas lunches, sorrel drinks and fruitcakes were provided to residents and caregivers of the Golden Age Home and Denham Town Golden Age Home and personally delivered by the JEP Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility team. The homes also received other essential items for each resident, including deodorant, diapers, lotion, cleaning, and sanitizing agents.


Likewise, wards of the state at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home were also given a fun day with a bounce house and tasty treats. Also, for the eleven communities in which the Group serves across Western and Eastern Kingston, through their respective Community Development Committees, the organization provided monetary sponsorship for treats and extended further support to the Old Harbour Police with spa packages and a donation to the ‘Voice of Old Harbour Bay’ youth group.


“Giving back at Christmas is a mainstay activity on our corporate social responsibility (CSR) calendar for the Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) Group. The team missed the opportunities of interacting closely and creating cheerful bonds with seniors and children as was normally done in previous years. However, for the past two years, COVID-19 protocols and restrictions on gatherings resulted in us having to pivot our plans to demonstrate to our people that we still care,” said President and JEP Group CEO Wayne McKenzie, OD.


He added that this has not put a damper on the spirit of community members, nor his CSR team as the JEP Group “takes pride in sustaining community outreach efforts at Christmas time and bringing cheer to faces and families”. 


“We will continue to power communities in 2022 and beyond,” said McKenzie.


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