Along with the spiritual message they deliver, each year with the help of a generous few, they host an extra-special Christmas street feeding initiative to bring some joy to these individuals who, according to Dorette Blake have been “abandoned, neglected and rejected by society”.
For the past two years, Columbus on behalf of its corporate partners has donated more than $2 million dollars to support activities that cater to children and the homeless across the island. As part of this Christmas Outreach Programme, staff members also volunteer at these activities to make the season a little brighter for many of the underserved in our communities.
Dorette Blake, founder of Acts of Faith Ministries, thanked Flow for their contribution to the programme which for years has been in need of funding. “We truly appreciate the efforts of Flow in giving back and showing kindness to these persons,” she said.
As for her part, Denise Williams, director for corporate communications, Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited, was glad to lend a helping hand to this initiative. “The team members at Flow and Columbus Business Solutions were more than happy to be on board with Street Church once again to give back to members in the communities we serve. We came out and connected with these persons, many of whom have such touching stories. Pastors Paul and Dorette Blake’s programme is commendable and we are pleased to have partnered with them another year.”
This initiative is the first of several that Columbus Communications has selected to support in its 2012 Christmas Charity Outreach Programme. Next week the company will be partnering with the Clarendon Crime Prevention Committee for their annual Christmas Treat in May Pen and will also be hosting a fun day for children in state care later in December. The company will also make a contribution to Food for the Poor that supports several children homes throughout the island through their Angels of Hope Programme.