LINX® Dress Down Friday Fund


The tradition of InfoLink's staff members “Dressing Down” on a Friday began in 1997, each time a staff member chooses to wear those comfortable jeans to work on a Friday, they contribute to a fund, which is accumulated and at the end of year, the company matches the amount and the monies are donated to charitable organisations.


   2017

This year marks the 20th year that the company and staff have donated to the commendable charitable organizations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Vitas House Hospice is a subsidiary of the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society but is, however, governed by its own Board of Directors. It is a free service offered to and accessible to all terminally ill cancer patients who have exhausted medical resources and have a life expectancy of six (6) months or less, keeping in mind that medicine and prognostic factors are not an exact science. For more information please http://www.vitashousehospice.com/ or Contact Ms. Lilia Mootoo, General Manager at 628-4673

The Credo Foundation for Justice was established by members of the Holy Faith Sisters and partners in 1993. It was a response to ‘a world that is becoming progressively more unjust, more exploitative of the powerless of the earth and more deaf to the cry of the poor.’ Their mission is to become a substitute family whose purpose is to protect children, and reduce the number of those who are socially displaced and abused. For more information please http://www.credofj.com/index.html or Contact Ms. Nicole Phillip, coordination at the Sophia House at 360-4708

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From left: Mr. Aaron Rodriguez of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Lilia Mootoo of Vitas House Hospice

From left: Ms. Vanessa Ramsingh of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Dale Bartholomew of Sophia House (Credo Foundation for Justice)




 

   2016

This year marks the 19th year that the company and staff have donated to the commendable charitable organizations in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Credo Foundation for Justice was established by members of the Holy Faith Sisters and partners in 1993. It was a response to ‘a world that is becoming progressively more unjust, more exploitative of the powerless of the earth and more deaf to the cry of the poor.’ Their mission is to become a substitute family whose purpose is to protect children, and reduce the number of those who are socially displaced and abused. For more information please http://www.credofj.com/index.html or Contact Ms. Nicole Phillip, coordination at the Sophia House at 360-4708.

Haven of Hope, a non-profit organization, seeks to provide a Home for children who are at risk of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Their intention is that the children will grow and develop in a loving environment, with a warm atmosphere that caters to the child's all round development. Their vision is to indeed make this place a haven and a home. With a warm atmosphere that caters to the child's all round development, Haven of Hope will look, sound and feel like a family and a home to the children that live here. At the Home, diversity will be embraced, and the uniqueness of each child will be loved and nurtured. Our children will be allowed to express themselves through music, sport, and the performing arts. Their educational needs will also be addressed. For more information please visit http://www.havenofhopett.org/public/default/index/index

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From left: Mr. Brandell Warren of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Dale Bartholomew of Sophia House (Credo Foundation for Justice)

From left: Ms. Heather Morris of Haven for Hope and Mr. Anton Best of InfoLink Services Limited.

   2015

This year marks the 18th year that the company and staff have donated to the commendable charitable organizations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism is a group of complex disorders of brain development characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. It appears in the first 3 years of life, there is no cure and is treated through therapy. The Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) is a non-governmental organization which was founded on 31st May 1990. This organisation is a parent support group for families of persons diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). For more information please visit www.autismtt.org or contact 646-5506.

The Cancer Society of Trinidad and Tobago is a non-governmental voluntary organization that is geared towards increasing the public’s awareness and knowledge about cancer and tobacco. It was founded in 1969 by a group of friends who shared the vision to bring a message of hope to cancer survivors and to promote awareness. The organizations’ mission to create and promote greater awareness of the need for early detection and preventative measures to reduce the incidence of cancer through education, service and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/TrinidadandTobagoCancerSociety/info or contact 622-6827.

The People United for Assisting Humanity was developed by Zahir Ali in 2015 with the aim to bring awareness and assistance to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago that are in need of life’s basic necessities. This upcoming non-government organization has helped many families in a short time and has created a platform on Facebook to bring awareness to these families in need, encouraging other to assist. For more information please www.facebook.com/zahir.ali.395 or contact Zahir Ali @ 731-0306.

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From left: Mr. Gary Alves of the Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago and Mr. Aaron Rodriguez of InfoLink Services Limited.

From left: Mrs. Valerie-Ann Campbell-Warren of InfoLink Services limited and Ms. Cathleen Farrell of the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society.

   2014

The custom of the Dress Down Fund continues as this marks the seventeenth year that the company and staff have donated to the commendable charitable organizations in Trinidad and Tobago.

This year, we donated to The Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) and The Cancer Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

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From left: Mrs Helen Llanos of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Sarah Soo Hon of the Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

From left: Mr. Anton Best of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Cathleen Farrell of the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society.

   2013

The Shelter was founded in 1987 in response to the growing aware of domestic violence experience by women and children. This non-profit organization is a safe haven for women and children who suffer from domestic violence. For further information on this organization, please visit www.trinidadshelter.com.

Baby Aidan and Alianna Sookhai announced their much earlier than expected arrival into this world on the 28th April 2013. Their arrival set the stage for every imaginable human emotion to be experienced by their concerned parents and relatives. Born at 28 weeks into pregnancy, Aidan the bigger of the twins’ weighed.950g and Alianna his sister weighed a mere .490g. She has been to date the smallest baby born at the Port of Spain General Hospital. Aidan and Alianna were discharged from the POSGH Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit 156 days after birth. Aidan came home from the hospital on the 20th of July 2013; Alianna left the hospital on the 20th September 2013. They have come a long way from having tubes and lines attached to their heads, arms, feet and tubes inserted into their little noses to help them breathe, to heartily crying for more feed or for grandma and grandpa to pick them up to feel the warmth and love of family. The miracle babies Aidan and Alianna continue along their life journey, with their parents thankful for the prayers, tears, sleepless nights, help and best wishes offered for their family’s success.

This marks the sixteenth year that the Company and its staff members have exercised their responsibility to the wider community in this way.


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From left: Mr. Aaron Rodriguez of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Elizabeth Sankar of The Shelter.

From left: Christian Benjamin of InfoLink Services Limited and Mr. and Mrs Sookhai along with Baby Aidan and Alianna.

   2012

This marks the fifteenth year that the Company and its staff members have exercised their responsibility to the wider community in this way. The fund was distributed to the Just Because Foundation and Families in Action. The Just Because Foundation was founded by Noel and Chevaughn Joseph in 2007, this non-profit organization provides assistance families of children with cancer. For further information on this organization, please visit http://www.thejustbecausefoundation.com. The Families in Action organization was founded by Ivis Gibson in an effort to address the issues of society such as drug addiction and emotional distress through counseling services and a 24 hour hotline. For further information, please visit http://www.familiesinaction.net.


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From left: Mr. Noel and Mrs. Chevaughn Joseph of the Just Because Foundation, Mr. Christian Rishi Benjamin and Mrs. Masika Roberts of InfoLink Services Limited.

From left: Mr. Jeffers John-Charles of InfoLink Services Limited and Ms. Esther of Families in Action.

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