Monday 24 September, 2018

Supreme Ventures ‘Simply Vested in Love’ supports 236 beneficiaries

Supreme Ventures Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper (left) presents vouchers to Sabrina Johnson (centre) and her mother at the Simply Vested In Love handover on August 17. Sabrina will be attending upper sixth form in September, achieving in spite of a motor vehicle accident that has prevented her father from working.

Supreme Ventures Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper (left) presents vouchers to Sabrina Johnson (centre) and her mother at the Simply Vested In Love handover on August 17. Sabrina will be attending upper sixth form in September, achieving in spite of a motor vehicle accident that has prevented her father from working.

As the new academic year gets underway, Supreme Ventures Limited is celebrating a successful end to its Simply Vested In Love back-to-school corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

This is the second staging of the company’s online-based outreach programme, which encourages persons to help their friends and family with sending their children back to school.

This year, the programme, launched on Monday, August 13, awarded beneficiaries with gift vouchers for school supplies and uniforms. At the end of the initiative, which ran for two weeks, the company had provided $2 million in assistance to 236 children.  

Supreme Ventures Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper poses with the first group of beneficiaries of the Simply Vested In Love back-to-school programme.

Those wishing to participate were asked to fill out a nomination form available at the company’s  corporate website, supremeventures.com, outlining who they wished to nominate and why.  The most impactful stories were then chosen.

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications, Simone Clarke-Cooper said given the impact of the programme last year, the company decided to do it again.

“Supreme Supports. We love this programme, and the beauty of it is the partnership it fosters. We reached out to Jamaica to tell us who needed our help, and they readily responded. It reinforces to us that people exist who have others’ best interest at heart,” Mrs. Clarke Cooper said.

Supreme Ventures Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communication, Simone Clarke-Cooper (left) presents vouchers to Michael Smith at the Simply Vested In Love handover on August 17.

One of those beneficiaries, Michael Smith, shared the story of his teenaged daughter, one of seven children, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor this year just weeks before her exams.

“It has been very difficult for the family. She has done two surgeries in the past two months and she has started radiotherapy treatment. She is at the second phase of her radiotherapy treatment and has lost all her hair. The assistance will really help to go a far way, we just want to say thank you as a family and keep up the good work,” he said.

Yvette Ellis, who received assistance for her daughter last year, was selected again after suffering a great tragedy earlier this year.

“I was working and I lost my job but I was taking care of my daughter for years. Then my son, who was suffering from depression, committed suicide, leaving his six-month-old son with me, so now I have an additional responsibility, taking care of both children without a father for either of them. The back to school expenses are heavy on me and I tried so many things to support them but it’s not easy for someone in my situation. Today I am really happy because I am very, very thankful for your help. May God bless you all,” she said.

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