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.