Christmas Cheer packages from Social Security Board

ZIZ News…Dec 27, 2012 — The Social Security Board has entered its third consecutive year of spreading cheer throughout the Federation during the Christmas Season. This year the program has been dubbed “taking care of our own” which covered two types of pensioners i.e. assistance pensioners and invalidity assistance pensioners.

Recipients of the packages were selected based on age, need assessment and their primary source of income being solely dependent on the Social Security Board. A total of ninety-six (96) names were chosen representing an increase from ninety-one (91) recipients in 2011. The distribution process began within the various communities on St. Kitts and Nevis by staff members of Social Security Board on Monday 17th December 2012.

The packages were made up of basic food items and toiletries as follows with a total cost of $EC 5,000.00: Tuna, Sardine, Crackers, Rice, Toilet Paper, Soap, Vienna Sausage, Milo, Milk, Oats, Macaroni & Cheese.

The Social Security Board is extremely proud to have initiated this project. The recipients of the packages are not aware that they have been chosen to receive cheer packages for Christmas.

Hence, the members of staff who venture out to make the deliveries enjoyed the heart-warming experience of the smiles and words of appreciation from the pensioners.

The sharing of joy through this initiative by Social Security Board is seen as a welcome gesture geared at raising the quality of the Christmas experience for the worthy recipients at a time when giving is the motto for the season.

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