THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Three Digicel staff members took some time over the last weekend to bring smiles to the faces of 200 children and families within their communities. This was made possible through the Digicel Foundation’s #ShareMore Christmas initiative which encourages Digicel staff to implement projects that will have a great impact on the members of their community. Selected staff members received TT$5000 each to fund their varying projects.
Digicel Customer Retention Agent, Shennelle Noel in collaboration with friends and family members surprised 100 children from the Beetham Gardens Community with her ‘Gift N Go’ Christmas initiative. Each child was able to receive a toy and interact with Santa. The collaborative effort was held at the Beetham Garden’s Community Centre. Shennelle and her loved ones have always enjoyed planning fun events for the kids but the pandemic negatively affected that. She said, “Earlier this year, we discussed doing a Christmas party for the kids, but with the COVID 19 restrictions we opted for a ‘Gift N Go’ experience.” She added, “The children have experienced the joy of Christmas. I can see, by the look on the parent's faces, that they are also happy. This project has helped to spread love and joy in the Beetham Gardens Community.”
In Arima, Digicel Telesales Agent, Andrea Inniss partnered with Foundation of Love and Christ Foundation Ministries to distribute 20 food hampers and 67 presents for the children of Samaroo Village, Arima. Andrea usually provides assistance to families in need using her own funds and was happy to receive the funding from the Digicel Foundation which helped her to reach more families and children. She said that her heart was full after the experience.
Fifteen young girls and boys from Raffa House in D’Abadie were thrilled receive an outdoor pool which they cannot wait to use on scorching hot days! Digicel- Retail Associate, Stephanie Fraser- Mc Pherson surprised the children with the Christmas gift to the Home last Saturday and also stuck around to share a sponsored meal with the residents.
She shared, “It feels good giving back. A little goes a long way, so give when you can because you never how it can impact someone.”