CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility

September 2015

COURTS donates over $50,000 worth of products to Victims of Tropical Storm Erika

Team from Dominica handing over supplies to Red Cross reps in Dominica

After taking stock of the havoc Tropical Storm Erika wreaked on the Nature isle of Dominica, the management of Courts OECS pledges support of over $50,000 in products to the victims who need them most. The recipients were identified by the Red Cross Organisation and over the next week, Courts will be working closely with the organisation, to get the items to those persons identified.

The donation will come in the form of mattresses and table-top cookers. Residents of Petite Savanne, who had to be evacuated as a result of the damage caused by the storm, will be amongst the recipients of this huge donation by Courts. The donation comes at a crucial period where sleeping comfort and food emergences are of paramount concern. Courts will be shipping mattresses from its operations in Antigua and St.Vincent via the Red Cross in these islands to get to Dominica early next week. The donation of stoves was handed over to the Red Cross in Dominica this week.

Employees of the superstore were not left without assistance as those affected were visited by Senior Management and received assistance in the form of household essentials and groceries.

Courts would like to extend condolences to the families of persons who lost loved ones as a result of the storm as it pledges this support to the people of Dominica. Together we can work to help our country return to some level of normalcy and we encourage all to join the efforts and pledge support to Dominica.

Courts Bringing Value Home!

Courts Donate Whirlpool Freezer to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda

Courts Antigua and Barbuda is delighted to announce the latest donation of a Whirlpool Chest Freezer to the “Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.” This donation follows a past hand over of furniture and electronics to the Antigua and Barbuda Persons with Disabilities a few days ago. The company also repainted and refurbished the institution.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Dane Hodge, thanked Courts immensely for this timely donation. “The deep freezer will be used for the betterment of the police force and the overall welfare of the officers.”

Courts understand the urgent need for corporate assistance on the island. We are happy to give back to the communities where we operate and confirm our continued support to the Police Force, as we rely on them for our safety.

The “Antigua and Barbuda People with Disabilities” Receive Much Needed Assistance from Courts

Known and appreciated in Antigua and Barbuda for offering the world’s best brands at the most affordable prices, local Furniture and Electrical superstore Courts, make well on their promise to provide continued assistance to the needy in the Country. The latest of ventures comes on the heels of the company’s completion of a series of Corporate Social Responsibility projects which focused on sustainable programs that offer the beneficiaries a better quality of life. Courts Antigua and Barbuda is delighted to make the much needed to the Antigua and Barbuda Persons with Disabilities.

The donation to Antigua and Barbuda Persons with Disabilities comprised of office furniture and a brand new HP Desktop Computer from Courts. Also, in preparing the office for their grand opening scheduled for June, Courts also assisted in the refurbishment of their office through remedial works on the building. Ms Wendy Ballantine, the Vice-President of the Antigua and Barbuda Persons with Disabilities expressed sincere gratitude to Courts for the support.

“Thank you to Courts for their kind contribution towards our associations, it was very timely and deeply appreciated.” The products were presented by Ms Talitha Dunnah, the company’s Commercial Officer.

As corporate leaders, our goal is to improve the quality of life of our employees, their families and the communities where we operate, through programs and initiatives that will assist in the overall development of Antigua and Barbuda.

BOYS TRAINING SCHOOL

Established in 1978 as a haven to house and rehabilitate troubled young men; the Boys Training School located at Comfort Hall, Antigua caters for youths 11-18 years old.  The Home houses juveniles who have committed minor offenses as well as abandoned and neglected boys.

The boys are taught, on site, basic reading, writing and computer skills as well as technical skills – to include welding, carpentry and electrical wiring. As most of the young men were truants, the focus is mostly on teaching them technical skills for which the home provides an Internship Program.

At present, there are 6 boys housed at the facility which has a maximum capacity of 9. The bedrooms comprises of three sets of makeshift single bunk beds as pictured below. It is our expectations to replace these bunks with brand new ones and mattresses or refurbish the current bunks and replace mattresses.

Additionally, there is a on site Counsellor who is presently housed in a small office within the compund. The office is in dire need of mosquito screens and wall to wall carpet (shown below). The Counsellor is of dire importance to the boys’ rehabilitation and as such their sessions should be conducted in a comforatble and welcoming enviornment. We hope to also fix this room to assist in this endeavour.

Upon receipt of a television they decided to turn the room below into a Media Room. They are requesting a sofa, second hand or new, to be placed in this room so that the boys can be comfortable when in this area. We would also like to assist with this as well.

The biggest need in their eyes right now is to cast the top of the cistern, pictured below, and make a new classroom for the boys. For this project they would only require the materials as the boys themselves and the male teachers will be supplying the labor.

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