Twenty-seven religious and charitable organisations were presented with over $4.8 million financial donations during the Banks DIH Limited annual Deeds of Covenant ceremony held on Wednesday February 13th, 2019 at Thirst Park.
The company’s hosts its Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon and Deeds of Covenant presentation ceremony as part of its charitable assistance.
Mr. Clifford Reis, Chairman/Managing Director said both events have great significance to the Banks DIH Limited in fostering goodwill and offering tangible assistance across Guyana.
Presiding over the Deeds of Covenant Ceremony, Mr. Andrew Carto, Human Resources Director said: “We make these donations as part of giving back to the communities in which we operate. We feel much better as a Company when we share what we have received with others and the recipients of donations in turn share with others.”
The beneficiary organisations were: Missions of Charity, St. Andrew’s Kirk, Scout Association of Guyana, Girl Guides Association, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, The Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Uncle Eddie’s Home, Salvation Army, Gentlewomen’s Relief Association, Guyana Red Cross Society, St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, St. John’s Bosco Orphanage, Guyana Society for the Blind, Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, St. Philip’s Parish Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Our Lady of the Mount Charities, St. Thomas More Men’s Hostel, St. George’s Cathedral, St. George’s Cathedral School Feeding Programme, DharmShala, Guyana Sanathan Dharma Maha Saba, Shaheed’s Boys and Girls Orphanage, St. Ann’s Orphanage and Ruimveldt Children Home and Care Centre.
Meanwhile, over 650 of the Company’s pensioners and members of benevolent organisations attended the Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon held on Sunday 11th, 2019. Mr. Clifford Reis, Chairman/Managing Director in delivering a brief report on the Company’s performance paid tribute to senior citizens.
Mr. Reis in brief remarks at the function said, “We have embarked on a programme of strengthening the relationships we enjoy with our key stakeholders and we have been travelling across the country to meet with our shareholders and friends. Our coming together today represents just another facet of that journey of relationships.”
The Annual Luncheon formed part of the Company Corporate Social Responsibility programme and provided for its pensioners, members and residents of the Guyana Red Cross, Salvation Army men’s and women’s hostels, David Rose Centre in West Ruimveldt, Guyana Legion, Guyana Society for the Blind, Guyana Association for the Visually Impaired, Uncle Eddies’ Home, Archer’s Home, St. Vincent de Paul Home among other organisations.