As part of the company’s annual charitable venture, Jai Signs Foundation, which is a subsidiary of Jai Signs and Auto Designs, on Saturday, fulfilled its corporate responsibility by donating a number of mattresses to Lindeners who were in need of the sleeping amenity. Each beneficiary also received money.
Marketing Manager for Region 10 Anthony Whyte, said that annually, the Foundation would conduct several charitable ventures but one of the signature projects is its back to school drive, which enables hundreds of children to return to school with the necessary school supplies. “Last year, in Linden we donated backpacks and other school supplies to 150 children in need but because of the pandemic this year, we decided to donate mattresses to those in need, to encourage persons to stay home. If you don’t have the necessary household items at home, persons would tend to venture out and we don’t want that,” Whyte said.
Those who benefited included an Amelia’s Ward family who lost their home to a fire some months ago. The mother of six, Melissa Mckinnon said she is extremely grateful for the donation because through self help, the house is being rebuilt and once rebuilt, she will need furniture to make herself and children comfortable. She is currently residing at a relative who lives nearby.
June Samuels aka ‘Dolly’, of One Mile Wismar was another beneficiary. Samuels, who is a retired teacher, presently lives in an unfinished house with her son. ‘Hands that Care’ foundation is on the verge of constructing a house for Samuels and her son. Executive Member of ‘Hands that Care’, Dexter Copeland, said that the NGO is accumulating materials to commence construction and the money was handed over to a nearby hardware store to purchase materials for the construction of the house.
Mrs. Jacklyn Bouyea, mother of Linden Martyr Shemroy Bouyea, also benefited from the venture. Public spirited persons had assisted the family in completing their home since it was in a deplorable state. Bouyea said she is extremely grateful for the money and the mattress.
Another beneficiary was 79 year old George Waltus of Christianburg, Wismar. Waltus lives alone and his home does not have even basic amenities. He said the mattress will now allow him to have a comfortable sleep at nights and the money will be used to purchase food, something he was in dire need of.
Whyte said Jai Signs Foundation will continue to assist vulnerable families not only in Linden but across Guyana because owner Nankumar Rampersaud prioritizes on giving back. Jai Signs and Auto Designs is located at Lot “D’ Independence Boulevard, Georgetown Linden and specializes in customized graphics designing.