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Nov 17, 2015

Courts Belize Donates to the Sister Cecilia Home

Courts Belize stepped up big time to the plate today to assist the Sister Cecilia Home that is just recovering from the floods of last month. Badly needed items such as water coolers and dining room sets were handed over to the Home to make the life of the residents, more comfortable. The donation is part of the company’s Share the Joy Program that started back in November of 2014. Duane Moody was on hand for the donation.


Duane Moody, Reporting

On October first of this year, the Sister Cecilia Home celebrated international day of older persons under the theme, “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.” Thirty-eight resident seenagers were treated and served with food courtesy of the Gang Suppression Unit. Fast-track to today, the organization is receiving a hefty donation courtesy of Courts Belize Limited.


Kovenka Rodriguez James

Kovenka Rodriguez James, Sr. Marketing Officer, Unicomer (Belize) Ltd.

“As you know, this year we started our “Share the Joy Program,” which we began last year. We donated to many children’s homes last year and so today is no different. We did a donation to the older folks home. We donated two water coolers and dryer to Sister Cecilia Home. The elderly is the backbone of our home. We need to look after them; they have contributed so much to our community and it is only right that Courts willingly contributed to them and assist them in the best way. And through these organizations like Sister Cecilia and Hazel Hutchinson were able to make their lives much more comfortable.”


The epic floods in mid-October had adverse effects on the Home and there was need for several items including water coolers/dispensers and dining room tables and chairs. Chairman Bernard Adolphus happily accepted the gifts.


Bernard Adolphus

Bernard Adolphus, Chairman, Sister Cecilia Home

“It is important at this time, particularly after we went through that storm and that water business because it affected us. The dryer come in at a very handy time because we are down with one of our washers and the workload is heavy for the ladies over there; so this came in at an opportune time. So we are very grateful for the donation from Courts, even the beautiful chairs, the tables; it is important at this time, we need it at this time. So we are grateful. We are hoping that…my eyes are big and we have other plans, but right now, we’ll take it as it is. It is a wonderful feeling and an accomplishment. And as a result of teamwork, this is what we have achieved.”


But according to Senior Marketing Officer at Unicomer (Belize) Limited, Kovenka Rodriguez James, by the end of next week, the “Share the Joy” Program at Courts would have donated fifteen thousand dollars worth of items to various institutions that provide care for elderly persons.


Kovenka Rodriguez James

“We also did a donation to Octavia Waight and as well to Hazel Hutchinson. Those are very big donations as well. They got eight dressing tables; they got mattresses; Octavia Waight got thirty mattresses. I must say we partnered with local supplies—one of them is Mahmud; he donated the thirty mattresses. So this donation is not only possible through Courts, but it is also possible through other suppliers—both local and international suppliers.”


Duane Moody

“You said that there was a third place to receive donations from you guys.”


Kovenka Rodriguez James

“Yes, we are going to donate tomorrow as well to My Ceilo Blue. That’s a new elderly home. It has six rooms and we are catering to those six rooms. So it’s fresh, furnished by Courts.”


Duane Moody

“Talk to us about what they will be receiving.”


Kovenka Rodriguez James

“They will be receiving beds, sofa sets, mattresses, TVs so they have another big donation as well.”


Mercy Kitchen will be the recipients of household items sometime next week. Duane Moody for News Five.

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