tTech Limited to adopt Reddie Children’s Home after Labour Day refurbishing project

Reddie Children’s Home in Kingston received an outpouring of love on Labour Day with supplies donations and fresh coats of paint from the Jamaica-based managed IT services provider, tTech Limited.

The donation drive and property improvement project, as tTech’s most recent youth-centred undertaking since its youth career development partnership in early May, was established to provide some much-needed supplies to children who reside in the haven.

Packages containing a variety of food items, cleaning, grooming and hygiene supplies were distributed, and then the team took to the corridors of the home to refurbish with fresh paint.

Reddie Children’s Home, a private facility now operating in its 53rd year, currently homes approximately 25 children, between the ages of 4 to 12 years old.

Catering to the daily running of the home, as well as the general welfare and psychological needs of the children, has over the years proven challenging for Clover Reddie-Brown, the home’s founder and manager, and her staff of three. Speaking with the tTech team, she noted some of the challenges her team faces – the need for a steady supply of food supplies, toiletries, general maintenance of the home and funds among several demands that currently exist.

She stated, “Over the years we have had significant financial needs, but we try our best and we do it with love. There were times when we got bills that we did not know how we were going to pay, but we have faith”.

“Luckily, this home has survived with the love and care of companies like tTech that have made sure that some of the needs are met,” Reddie-Brown continued, beaming with gratitude.

Marsha Bucknor, tTech’s sales and marketing manager, who led the handover of the items and refurbishing efforts, stated that “it is great to see that the children here are happy, and we can contribute meaningfully to ensure that they continue to be well taken care of and our donations today will go a far way in meeting the children’s needs”.

During the handover, Bucknor excitedly announced tTech Limited’s intentions to adopt the children’s home.

She revealed, “tTech has always been attentive to the overwhelming need for youth and community support, especially in the downtown Kingston area – where we also call home. That’s why for the past fifteen years and, especially since the pandemic,  we have channelled our efforts into connecting with and bettering our community. So this commitment to continuing our support of the Reddie home is a very fulfilling part of our journey to carrying out the tTech’s mandate of making a difference”.

Bucknor stated that the company intends to continue supporting and refurbishing the home for the remainder of 2023 and beyond.