Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Dream Entertainment endorses Food For The Poor 5K, to donate house

Kamal Bankay

Kamal Bankay

Dream Entertainment Limited has offered its support to the fourth annual staging of Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica’s 5K Run/Walk, by donating one “Dream” home for a family who is desperately in need. 

The Dream Entertainment team recently made the announcement, ahead of the fourth annual charity event, which will start and end at Emancipation Park in Kingston on the eve of Mother’s Day, May 12th.

Since the inception of the charity’s 5K Walk/Run, FFP Jamaica has been supported by numerous corporate organizations with their goal of raising funds to construct houses for the poor, desperate and needy in the 14 parishes across the island. 

Director of Public Relations, Dream Entertainment, Kamal Bankay, said his organisation now wants to join in with other corporate bodies, because of the difference being made in the lives of thousands of Jamaicans from this initiative.

 “We are fully supporting Food For The Poor Jamaica for this life changing event in Jamaica. People from all around the world have supported our events over the years, and we believe it is very important for us to give back to Jamaica and support charitable initiatives in our country. In keeping with this, we have decided to donate funds to cover the cost of one dream house in time for this year’s 5K Walk/Run event,” Bankay said.

He added, “Our company believes that entertainment is essential to a balanced and healthy life but, the critical and most basic needs for all humans, namely food, water and shelter are scarce for some of our families. We all must pitch in and do whatever we can to provide for our less fortunate Jamaicans. With this donation of a home we are humbled to change a family’s life and hope to continue working with FFP Jamaica to assist with their life changing programs.”

Executive Director, FFP Jamaica, David Mair was extremely happy when he heard the news that the Dream Entertainment Ltd would be coming on board.

“On behalf of the family who will be receiving this house and our entire team at Food For The Poor Jamaica, we are extremely grateful. We are also happy and welcoming of those who are willing to give shelter and comfort to Jamaicans who are desperately in need,” Mair said.

He added that individuals and groups can also make a difference by registering for the 5K Walk/Run or by donating cash. 

“Persons are able to assist in numerous ways, by registering individually or groups for the race at www.foodforthepoorja.org, by becoming a monthly donor through the National Commercial Bank A/C number 471043885 or by donating the cost to cover half of a house, which will be equally matched by Food For The Poor Florida to cover the construction of one house” Mr. Mair said.

The theme for the event this year is ‘Making a Difference. Changing lives, restoring families and hope.’ From the last three 5K Run/Walk events, FFP has built over 170 houses and hopes to raise enough funds to construct an additional 100 houses this year. Already, the cost to cover 35 houses has been committed. 

 

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