The telecom company partners with Haitian church on annual toy drive
On Dec. 19, Digicel teamed up with the Notre Dame d’Haiti Mission Church to spread a little holiday magic to children living in Little Haiti, Miami. Digicel, a telecom and financial services company with a large presence in Haiti, donated more than 100 toys to the church and the nonprofit organization aiming to help both groups to continue serving and supporting the Haitian community in South Florida.
“At the church, we have been doing our annual Christmas toy distribution event for the past ten years. Our main objective is to give presents to the kids from the community when their parents may not have the means to buy them something,” said Reginald Dorival, RCIA instructor and member of the Good Samaritans of Notre Dame d’Haiti Mission Church. “Digicel was a great partner this year; they were the first ones to say ‘yes’ to donate gifts for the children. I am very excited, kids came and had a great time; they enjoyed the bouncy house, face painting, musical chairs games. They loved it!”
About 300 kids received new toys. At the toy event, there was also live music, face painting and a bouncy house for the children to enjoy.
“We are thrilled to support the Haitian community and, most importantly, to put a smile on the face of every child that we can, especially at this time of the year. We participate in many activities that the church organizes. We want to help our community as much as we can”, said Serge-Andree Gonzalez, Head of Digicel Call International, a mobile pinless application that allows users to call from the United States to anywhere in the world.
The Notre Dame d’Haiti Mission Church and Digicel have a long-time partnership by sponsoring many events that aim to bring the Haitian community together.