THURSDAY JUNE 10, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – As lives and livelihoods continue to be severely negatively impacted by the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the Digicel Foundation is“#StandingTogether” with 10 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support 1,000 families with half a million dollars in grocery vouchers.
Today, the Foundation announced its partnership with 10 NGO partners: Loveuntil Foundation, ITNAC, Living Water Community, Trinidad Tobago Red Cross Society, One Seed for Change, Care Helpers Organisations of Trinidad and Tobago, Hopefull Handbags Charity Trinidad and Tobago, Ryu Dan Dojo and Women of Substance and Tobago Youth Council. Direct beneficiaries of this initiative will be guided through the redemption process by the relevant NGO, and will have a period of one month to complete the transaction.
Additionally, through collaboration with the Supermarkets’ Association, nine supermarkets have also agreed to #StandTogether in solidarity. Recipients will be able to visit any of these nine supermarkets: Penny Savers Tobago, Better Deal, Tru Valu, S&S Persad’s Supermarket, Price Club Supermarket, Westbees, Sing Chong, Food Basket, and Stop N Shop– to make their purchases.
Digicel Foundation CEO, Penny Gomez shared, “Dealing with this pandemic has hopefully helped us all to realise how resilient we are as a people, and to come to terms with the understanding that there is strength in unity, as we collectively fight this horrible virus.” She continued, “More importantly, as we make our way out of this dark period, it has shown us the value and necessity of being each other’s keeper. This voucher initiative through partnerships with the 10 NGOs is the Foundation simply letting families across T&T know that we are standing with them and we will get through this, together.”
Digicel Foundation remains committed to partnering with NGOs as they support those most affected by the pandemic. Through this initiative, Digicel Foundation is challenging other NGOs and well-wishers to share their COVID relief story and use the hashtag #StandingTogether.