[www.inewsguyana.com] – Once again, Giftland continues to be actively involved in community development in the areas of education, sports, and local arts, cultural and charitable causes. On Wednesday 17th December, 2014, Giftland visited the mining town of Linden bearing Christmas toys and other treats to the less fortunate children of the School for the Disabled and the Bayrock Community Centre.
At the Linden School of Disabled Children there were many happy faces, smiles and cheer from every child as Giftland OfficeMax hosted their first ever Christmas Party for them. All children who attended were treated to toys and party bags along with hired entertainment including Santa and his elves, Face Painting and Song and Dance.
The Head Mistress of the School – Ms. Simone King noted that it is the first year Giftland has visited their school as part of Christmas Charities and it has brought them so much happiness since they are already face many daily challenges. She further expressed that they do look forward to Giftland’s continued support in the New Year.
Giftland moved on to the Bayrock Community Centre where they hosted another party for over 200 Children ranging from 1 yr old to 14 years old. These children all reside in the outer lying areas in Linden and were very excited to have this treat.
At the Community Centre there was again Santa, Elves, Face-Painting, Bouncy castles, trampoline, gifts and party bags. Other cultural activities included Song and dance competitions by age group.
Ms. Alana Clarke – The organizer for the children expressed heartfelt gratitude for this generous initiative and she looks forward to more charitable endeavors from Giftland in the town of Linden. Christel VanSluytman, Marketing Team Leader at Giftland OfficeMax, who was the key force behind Giftland’s efforts in Linden reiterated that “Giftland is involved in numerous charitable activities, many of which are not publicized and while many companies choose to make charitable donations only at the end of the year, Giftland donates all through the year. We feel that it is our corporate responsibility to set the example of giving back to our communities both near and far. This is our first year in Linden bringing Christmas Joy and after seeing how happy we have made these children it definitely won’t be Giftland’s last. Most recently, Giftland held its Annual Tiger Bay Christmas Charity, Donated Toys to Silver Hill Primary School, Donated Toys to many Religious Organisations for Parties and Christmas Celebrations just to list a few. Before the year closes Giftland will donate to other charitable causes”.