Boyzie extends helping hands to the Community of Pearls

Team Boyzie partnered with Digicel, Hotspot and KM2 Solutions Grenada to give food Hampers and Snacks to families and Children in need

Jalon “Boyzie” Olive (right), Grenadian soca artiste and entertainer is joined by Dean Hazzard (left), Corporate Care Executive, Digicel Grenada to present a food hamper and essential supplies to Pauline Charles a resident of Pearls, St. Andrew last Saturday, August 15, at his joint charity drive with Digicel and Hotspot Supermarket.

St. George’s, Grenada – August 17, 2020: Grenadian soca artiste and entertainer Jalon Olive, popularly known as Boyzie partnered with Digicel, local businesses Hot Spot and KM2 Solutions Grenada to bring some essential supplies to the community of Pearls, St. Andrew last Saturday, August 15, following his victory at the Sunshine Promotions Cyber Monarch competition.

Olive and his team donated a total of thirty food hampers and one hundred and fifty snack boxes to parents and  Children throughout the needy community. The packages included essential items such as flour, sugar, rice, oil, toiletries, and household detergents which were enthusiastically received by the residents of the community. 

Olive expressed that giving to those in need has always been a priority to him as putting a
smile on the faces of others makes him happy. “It is important to give back, no matter how small or large your contribution may be because you are extending a helping hand to a brother or sister in need,” shared Olive. He went on to note that he selected the small village in Pearls after hearing about it from a friend. “It hurts my heart to know that there are people in need who are unable to help themselves, especially given the present crisis presented by Covid19. I just wanted to help in the best way I could,” Olive continued.

Diahan George, a 40-year-old mother of seven and a resident of the community, expressed her gratitude for the unexpected visit and donations by the five-time national monarch and his team. “Everyone is really appreciative of what Boyzie did here today. We are truly satisfied and thankful that he came here to spend time with our children and to give us these supplies. We did not expect this blessing today and to know that he is an artiste that cares about our community means a lot to us,” George shared when asked about Olive’s contribution. Olive noted that although the effects of the coronavirus have been detrimental to the entertainment industry, he still considers himself fortunate to be able to assist others that are experiencing difficulties in making it through this time. He expressed his gratitude to Hotspot, KM2 Solutions Grenada and Digicel for their willingness to partner with him to meaningfully impact the lives of others. “I am so happy that Digicel, Hotspot and KM2 Solutions agreed to help. As a Digicel Ambassador, I want to be able to do more to positively impact people’s lives and I consider myself lucky to have the support of a company that values the livelihood of others as much as I do,” Olive shared.

Corporate social responsibility is a top priority for Digicel as is seen through its partnering with the Ministry of Education to provide digital tools for access to curriculum, feeding programs in schools and as well as providing housing assistance for Grenadians. Shrivon Redhead, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel Grenada shared the company’s enthusiasm towards this initiative. “Joining forces with the local supermarket, Hotspot, KM2 Solutions and soca artiste Boyzie was driven by our passion to give back to the community. Digicel will continue to be a pillar of support and a tool for the future development of our nation Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique,” shared Redhead.

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Olive noted that his team has embarked on various charity drives throughout communities in Grenada including Sauteurs, Victoria, Hermitage and River Sallee to name a few. He pledges to continue in his philanthropic mission in the name of doing his part and in the hope of inspiring others to do the same. “As a public figure I think it is particularly important to give back and I believe it is my responsibility to do so as a role model. We do not know what life may bring us, we all are vulnerable to unfortunate situations therefore when we are placed in a position to assist, we must do so,” shared Olive.

For further information please contact:
Shunica Peters
Marketing Executive
Digicel Grenada

shunica.peters@digicelgroup.com

 

Team Digicel is joined by Diahan George, resident of Pearls, St. Andrew and mother of seven for a photograph after receiving a food hamper during the company’s collaborative charity drive with Grenadian soca artiste and entertainer Jalon “Boyzie” Olive

 

Team Boyzie and team Digicel stop for a quick photograph during their joint charity drive last Saturday, August 15 after presenting food hampers and essential supplies from Hotspot and KM2 Solutions to families of Pearls, St. Andrew

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