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JM | Sep 16, 2021

JPS surprises shoppers at Sangster’s Book Stores with back-to-school support

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Rasheed Anderson (left), JPS director of revenue security, and Winsome Callum, corporate communications director, look on as Camendo Thoms shows a few of the items he picked up at Sangster’s Book Store, in Portmore Pines recently. Thoms was one of the delighted #JPSBeTheLight Back-to-School Pop-up winners, who were surprised by having their items paid for by JPS.

Light and power company, Jamaica Public Service (JPS) surprised shoppers recently at the Sangster’s Book Store in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, as well as patrons at the Sangster’s Baywest location in Montego Bay, St James by giving financial support and gift items to the delighted recipients.

The company’s unexpected appearance is part of its annual #JPSBeTheLight Back-to-School Pop-up series of events, which were modified this year due to limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While at both locations, JPS surprised some lucky shoppers at the cashier by paying for all of their purchases.  

“We understand that preparing for back-to-school can be very demanding and we felt this was a good way to help ease some of that pressure.”

JPS Director of Corporate Communications Winsome Callum

JPS personnel also gifted existing and new My JPS Mobile App customers with a range of items including book vouchers for Sangster’s Book Store.

Commenting on the move to aid parents in their back-to-school shopping, JPS Director of Corporate Communications, Winsome Callum explained: “We understand that preparing for back-to-school can be very demanding and we felt this was a good way to help ease some of that pressure. This is in addition to the Back-to-School Support Programme for children in communities in western and eastern parishes, through the JPS Foundation.”

Callum stated that Jamaica’s light and power company was delighted to offer help, noting, “we got the chance to put a smile on these customers’ faces and lend support to their efforts. Our other back-to-school support programme has seen us distributing well-needed school supplies to youngsters in a number of communities”. 

JPS said it was happy to be able to offer support, especially as schools reopen amid an on-going pandemic.

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