Beirut, November 24: On its 66th anniversary, on the evening of Thursday, November 20, Spinneys honored non-governmental associations in a special dinner celebration” NGO Awards Night” in the restaurant Table D’alfred in Achrafieh. During the celebration, Spinneys honored 10 associations it had worked in partnership with on social, developmental, educational and environmental activities. Spinneys was represented by the Group Head of Marketing, Ralph el-Kahi, in the presence of the honoured associations, including: the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), SOS, the Red Cross, Souk el-Tayeb, Dar al-Aytam al-Islamiya, Kunhadi, Operation Big Blue, Ashrafieh, Sidon Orphan Welfare Society, and Donner Sans Compter.
During the celebration, Ralph al-Kahi said, ‘Spinney believes in the importance of effective participation in society, and it as such has a number of diverse partnerships with associations which have distinguished themselves in serving the citizens of Lebanon.’ He also added, ‘Spinneys does its utmost to support the associations and help them sustainably as part of its corporate social responsibility. This is particularly given that our company has over 1500 employees facing all the needs and challenges of Lebanese society, and who are prepared to volunteer and participate in projects which serve fellow citizens.’
The ceremony included the distribution of trophies to the participating associations for their continuing cooperation and partnership with Spinneys. It showed how Spinneys had a several direct and indirect partnerships with a large number of non-governmental associations, whether through direct cooperation or through patronage. The associations which were honored had partnered with Spinneys in jointly-coordinated and implemented activities.
Spinneys is considering making the event an annual one, as a platform to honor all those who have participated in ensuring a supportive environment for non-governmental associations in their work with associations in the private sector. It also pledges support for the greatest number of associations possible throughout Lebanon.