On Monday December 11, sixteen social organizations received a donation at the annual Christmas Charity event, organized by Rosebel Gold Mines. The representatives of these organizations were also treated to a lunch at Marriott Hotel, as a token of appreciation for their work during the past year.
Sharmila Jadnanansing, who warmly welcomed the guests, said: "Since 2011, Rosebel Gold Mines has been looking forward to the Christmas Charity Event every year. This has become a tradition where we can give back to the community. As a mining company, we know everything about working hard. But it is also good to reflect on the numerous, often invisible forces in society every year. In particular, we commemorate those who continually strive to care for children, senior citizens, and citizens with special attention. They deserve a warm thanks. "
The institutions from different districts who received a donation were the Salvation Army, orphanage Eben Haezer, Rumas Foundation, Foundation A Pearl in God's Eye, Huize Ashiana, Mr. Huber Foundation, Huize Betheljada, Zs. Dankers Center, SO / VSO Lion Jan Gruntjesschool, National Blind Care Foundation Suriname, Matoekoe Foundation, Sukh Dhaam Children's Home, Albertine Home Care Center, Wi Oso Foundation, the Foundation for Homeless people and the Kennedy Foundation.
Mrs. Emmy Hart from Rumas Foundation thanked the Rosebel team for this gesture: "We give a lot, and do our work unselfishly. How beautiful it is when others understand what we do as individuals and organizations. You have no idea how much this event means to us”
Another remarkable organization which received a financial contribution for their annual Christmas celebration with senior citizens, was the Office of the First Lady.
Rosebel Gold Mines also is the main sponsor of the Su Aid Rosebel Charity 5K Walk on Saturday 16 December. The registration fees were donated to Su Aid, who will use these donations for projects in the field of sports, arts and culture.
The above mentioned donations in this last month of the year did amount to a total of SRD 350,000 (US$ 47.000).