Jays Bookstore gives back

Irish receives donation for Grotto Home
Irish receives donation for Grotto Home

The owner of one of Dominica’s leading bookstores has contributed over $30,000 to various charitable organizations.

A handing over ceremony was held at the Jays Bookstore on Tuesday morning at which financial donations were made to the Education Trust Fund ($15,000), The Private Sector for Health ($10,000), the Grotto Home ($5,000) and a 42-inch flat screen TV to the oncology unit of Princess Margaret Hosptital. The PMH lab was also presented with a chair to be used by blood donors.

Owner John Lewis said the company has been providing contributions to these organizations over the years and is always willing to assist.

“We are happy to do that because I know that we are doing a wonderful job in making contributions towards the hospital and persons who need the assistance for their health,” he noted.

Chairman of the Education Trust Fund, Willie Fevrier, thanked Lewis for his contributions which he said would ensure “the poorest of the poor gets into school and complete their education.”

President of the Grotto Home, Ainsworth Irish, was also grateful for this contribution and said he believes it will go a long way in helping the Grotto Home move forward since the institution is facing many challenges.

“At the Grotto we are now catering for 45 residents and we have been going through a struggle,” he said. “I am very delighted. This is a significant contribution and tremendous work in the sense of giving back to the community.”

Secretary to the Private Sector for Health, Marilyn Zamore and Acting Hospital Services Coordinator at PMH, Clayton Bryan, also thanked Lewis for the contributions.

Willie Fevriere receives donation for Education Trust Fund
Willie Fevriere receives donation for Education Trust Fund
Zamore receives donation for The Private Sector for Health
Zamore receives donation for The Private Sector for Health
Bryan receives TV for PMH
Bryan receives TV for PMH

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  1. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014

    Giving back!!! when organiztions make these contributions, they usually get it back in tax breaks, standard procedure!!! The real gesture would have been to REDUCE prices on school text books to the tune of $30,000.00 across the board so that parents with children attending school could afford to pay for these books. It goes to show that selling of school books is so profitable we can even give $30,000.00 to various charitable organizations.

  2. Nature isle girl
    September 4, 2014

    Great gesture Mr Lewis. May God continue to bless you and your business. Indeed, you have been consistently philanthropic! Kudos and bouquets!!

  3. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014

    Good Job Mr. Lewis.

  4. yes sir
    September 3, 2014

    Well done once again. This man needs to be nominated for the highest honor in the Land. Year after Year I look out to see this Man who has done so much for his country to be recognize . Please give mr . Lewis his flowers while he is alive .I thank you

  5. Jahchild
    September 3, 2014

    This is such a delight and an example to everyone, thank you for the various donations. You are just as your mommie and daddy always giving back. We love you very much!!!!! Keep up the hard work


  6. Onlooker
    September 3, 2014

    Well done Mr. Lewis. Continue to give generously. Your impact on the life of every Dominican continues to be seen. May God continue to richly bless you and your family

  7. Anonymous
    September 3, 2014

    Great job Jays. This is patriotism, this is social responsibility. Mr Lewis, surely give and it will give back to you in many folds.

  8. Oh Yes
    September 3, 2014

    eccellence in generosity.

  9. Raglan Riviere
    September 2, 2014

    Well done, John. You are a patriot, par excellence. Congratulations.

  10. Canefield
    September 2, 2014

    Well done mr lewis need more like u to do that.

  11. Ideal
    September 2, 2014

    Well done my country man (Marigot).. it is said, it is better to give than to receive, keep up the good work you will be richly rewarded..God bless you

    • September 2, 2014

      I am very proud of my friend Mr. John Lewis (Marigot) and all the contributions he have given to the people who are less fortunate, May the good Lord continue to bless you and yours always .

  12. Solo
    September 2, 2014

    Well done Mr. Lewis! Lord knows that many parents bawl at the prices of some of the text books at your store so it’s nice to see you giving back.

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