Saint Lucia and the Caribbean’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in electronics, appliances and furniture products – Courts – has started off the Christmas season by spreading joy to three families and two institutions in the south of the island.
This donation comes months after the company announced plans to render assistance to the less fortunate and under-privileged through its annual CPLT20 initiative in collaboration with the STL Zouks team. The initiative, which is called “Meet the Players”, is an activity which was launched primarily to allow fans of the team to meet and greet their favourite cricketers. The decision to allow the cricketers to make a selection of any product from Courts, up to the value of EC $2,000 each, for any charity or family of their choice was received with wide praise and acknowledgements from both cricketers and the audience alike. It was most impressive to see customers using the opportunity to recommend a few underprivileged families and institutions in most dire need around Saint Lucia.
The company made the long awaited and anticipated trip to the south of the island on Thursday October 15th with a Courts truck full of goods for the recipients. The Micoud Library, Micoud Community Pre-School, Cindy Charles, Octavia Gittens and Marc Augier were the five institutions/family representatives selected by Saint Lucia Zouks Captain, Darren Sammy. Among the items donated were Whirlpool 30” cookers, a laptop, and speakers. It was touching to see the look of relief and satisfaction on the faces of the recipient families as they welcomed the Courts teams into their homes. The delight of receiving these gifts translated into hugs and cries of joy from all recipients.
Courts St. Lucia would like to thank the players from the STL Zouks, especially Darren Sammy, for supporting this initiative.
Courts is known and appreciated for its continuous and tireless efforts to reduce poverty in Saint Lucia. The company has assisted institutions such as the Faustin’s home in Soufriere, The St. Lucy’s home in Castries as well as the Boys’ Training Centre, to name a few.
Courts is a company centred on providing direct assistance to disadvantaged families through community-based and sustainable programmes that offer the beneficiaries development opportunities and a better quality of life.