Great Jamaican Charity Ideas

by My-Island-Jamaica.com

Greetings!


I need your feedback. One of my ardent website visitors and passionate fan of Jamaica sent me an email earlier.

She is looking to start a charity or foundation for an aspect of Jamaica with a real need.
This was her email:


Wellesley,

I am thinking of starting a foundation/charity for Jamaica. I know that there are many areas where Jamaica could benefit from financial assistance but I have no idea how to narrow it down.

I was hoping you could give me some suggestions. Please tell me where the need is greatest and if possible tell me something that has not been done before. You can share this with your readers/subscribers as well. I welcome all suggestions.



There are so many needs in Jamaica, spanning many areas; these may include schooling, nutrition for kids, shelter for the homeless, support for the physically challenged, fire victims, sports injury victims, the elderly, lost children/babies, victims of violence, orphans, etc, etc, you name it.

To be honest, I have gotten no less than four questions about this idea in the recent past so maybe it is nature's way to re-direct our focus; maybe the stars are aligned now :-)

So we'd love to hear your ideas for a meaningful, impactful, charity in Jamaica. Please be specific in terms of the objective, the scope etc.

Simply use this link or the comments link below to provide your feedback. All ideas are welcome.

Thanks again. I feel this is the beginning of something great!

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Oct 05, 2016
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Making a difference
by: Jacqueline

It's so beautiful to hear of people wanting to make a change. I myself is looking to start a non-profit company to assist with the up bringing of our kids that are being taken care of by only one parent. It's time for us single parent to stand in the gap for each other and support each other. We need to make a difference in the lives of our children of the future. The fact that we have to do it alone don't mean our kids have to suffer for it. So let's make a difference, starting with our community of Browns Town St Ann's. I intend to have this company up by April 2017.our children need to be loved,and given opportunity to be the best.

Jun 16, 2016
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Autism
by: Paul

I am years away from everyone and hope that everyone got through I do what they desired. However it would be good if some of you take an interest in the Autism society in Jamaica. It is growing rapidly and throwing families into poverty; I am one. The children uses lots of schools supplies at home and school,sensory toys,and some have to be on special diets. There aren't much schools in Jamaica that accommodates them. It would be good to contact them one on one. All the best.

May 30, 2015
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Need Help With My charity
by: Winston

Greetings everyone
I live in montego Bay, Jamaica and I'm starting a charity in my beloved Jamaica that will fix up, clean up schools, libraries, community centers, infirmaries, children's homes, parks, beaches etc. We will also provide school fees, school supplies and lunches for needy children. I need all the help I can get in getting this charity set up so we can get to work immediately to fill this great need in Jamaica. Right now I need volunteers and ideas. Please contact me at ancientking144@yahoo.com.

Feb 04, 2015
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Great Ideas,Good Hearts
by: jackie

Hi im Jackie and it is encouraging to hear and know that others care for those who are in need. I have been into Charity for the last 17 years and it makes me happy to see a smiling face after some one is assisted. we are a woman Foundation based in St. Catherine Jamaica that speaks to the need of women/young girls, those who have dropped out of school we assist them to go back and there are those who are presently in schools but are about to be kicked out because they cant afford the schools fee, we seek these girls out and offer them a full bursary of lunch, books, and schools fee for their entire high school life. also we assist single mothers who are unskilled to be trained so that they can get employed and be able to take care of their families. Our mission is to change lives one woman/girl/person at a time. we welcome volunteers/sponsors/donors for more info.minottwendy@yahoo.com

Apr 28, 2014
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Making a difference
by: Nicola S

Good day,

My name is Nicola. I am individual who wants to make a difference in my country here Jamaica however i do not have my own business but i know that i have a passion to help others and to use my skills and talent along with knowledge in different areas to help other persons and try to make a difference.

So all i have to offer is my time and whatever else i can give.

I need suggestions as to which charities i can volunteer my time to help persons.

you can email me your ideas at nicolaaneis@gmail.com

Apr 12, 2014
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Rural Basic School
by: Joan

Jamaica's education system needs support and I would suggest that most basic schools are impoverished. Food for the Poor (Canada/Jamaica) is a place to start. They help to build, furnish and support schools. Many basic schools are managed/sponsored by churches, communities or individuals. They charge fees for tuition, lunches, supplies, etc., and from the fees salaries and sundry items are funded. Rural schools are particularly under supported and would benefit from support from charities. Often, parents send their children to these rural schools but are unable to pay the required costs. It is difficult for a rural basic school to deny entry to a child living within its borders. Donations to help with specific costs such as tuition, lunch,sundry items, etc. would be beneficial to teachers, parents and students. The Jamaica Ministry of Education has a list of basic schools in Jamaica but it is not a complete list; many rural schools are not included. I would be happy to help with whatever endeavor you choose to support. I speak with some knowledge as I am presently working with a rural basic school. Thanks.

Feb 17, 2014
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Help for starting this up..
by: Cat

Hi,

I'm writing to ask for advice. I have a business and would like to donate a portion of every sale to provide school lunches for Jamaican schools. How would I go about this? How much are school lunches per week or month, year? Who would I contact? Thanks so much in advance. I've looked online and feel blessed to have found this site:)

Cat

Apr 15, 2013
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Charities for Jamaica
by: Kathie Hosmer

I have been going to Jamaica since November of 1986.
I have travelled ALL over the country side and city side of the island.
From my years of travel there, I know basic schools need the most assistance as they are almost the last to get any government funding. So I take a suitcase full of paper, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, scissors, tape, paste, craft projects, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair baubles, socks, toys.
Many times I have been asked by customs agents if I was "bringing anything in". No, these are all my possessions. Then where ever I happen to be staying, Montego Bay, Negril, Runaway Bay or Ocho Rios, I grab a cab and take my suitcase to the basic school. My favorite school for some time was the Runaway Bay Basic School as I used to stay at the old Breezes Runaway Bay Resort which is now the Jewel Runaway Bay Resort.

Since my trips to Jamaica have been less frequent, I now sponsor online 2 charities ~ Rockhouse Foundation ~ http://www.rockhousefoundation.org/about_us.php

Growing children are our future and this where Jamaica starts, proudly teaching these children how to grow to love their country and take care of future Jamaican generations.

I also sponsor Soles 4 Souls ~ http://www.soles4souls.org
They take donations as well as shoes for children an adults.

In my opinion, and we all get to have one, I think Jamaica is saturated with plenty of charities and that the government has their meddling hands in them so that the proceeds sometimes don't reach where they are suppose to go.
I do A LOT of research and background checks as to where my hard earned lunch lady wages go to and these 2 charities above I fully approve of.
Or, do what I used to do...go shopping at the Dollar Store, stuff your suitcase with lot's of school objects and watch as children light up with the biggest smiles that no one can ever imagine unless you have seen it yourself!!

Apr 14, 2013
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giving back to jamaica
by: Audrey from Canada

Jamaica is a blessed country, full of vibrant and talented people. May the spirit of our almighty god continue to work in each and every one who shows compassion for the less fortunate. Our beloved and compassionate God does not want to know how big a job you have or the house you live in, neither the car you drive but how many soul you save. How many you fed. how many you clothe.......
Any Way my suggestion is, there are 14 parishes in Jamaica so people who wants to help should choose a parish and work with their needs.I personally want to return to do some work my self, I have also realize that illiteracy is a major, major problem, I find that the people who are financially and more educated exploit the less fortunate who are usually skill and trade people.These uneducated people usually do work for little money or ripped of for work done and are unable to send their kids to school. My wish is to establish a Sewing company to sew school uniform to sell at non profit cost to the less fortunate. This company will employ about 5 for starter, I will see to it that these employee and their family are taken care of for example, fund for back to school,etc books,uniforms, fees and each child get to see the dentist every 6mts. I believe in starting small and grow as I go along, setting an example for others to follow.Blessing to you all and remember all things are possible through the almighty, Audrey

Apr 11, 2013
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Try an established charity
by: georgiajan

I'd suggest that you look for an existing charity rather than starting your own to avoid duplication of effort. Here is a link to a directory of Jamaican charities. I can't vouch for the integrity of the groups listed, but it should be a good starting place.

http://www.charity-charities.org/Jamaica-charities/Jamaica.html

With all charities it important to make sure they are legitimate and will use their resources wisely.

Mustard Seed has many great projects which focus on children, children whose parents are HIV+ or are HIV+ themselves, abandoned children, profoundly mentally and physically diaabled children and adults, among other things. There are virtually no governmental or private resources for severe mental orphysical disabled adults and they are building a community to prove a community and treatment for such folks.

http://www.mustardseed.com/site/PageServer?pagename=where_serve_jamaica

Regarding computer equipment, while it is needed, there is an increasing problem of disposing of junked computers, so it is important that equipment that is brought down are going to last a while.


Apr 05, 2013
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Mission Jamaica
by: Anonymous

The charity that I work with in Jamaica every year is Mission Jamaica. There are different part to this, the one I work with builds houses for one in need in the Trelawny area. We have also did some in St James. We supply most of the supplies for a 16 x 20 Ply house. The person that get this house must have acess to the land. We work with the neighbors to build the house. Mostly we have been working in Salt marsh and Bounty hall. My husband and I also will bring shoes and clothing to give away to those that need it. We have also given away sewing machine so they and learn to sew and provide an income for themself. My husband is from Trelawny and we have a house there so when we pack for our time there most of the baggage we bring is to give away. Anyone interested in the Mission Jamaica, just look it up online. It a church mission from Minnesota USA. look it up and see what we do.

Apr 04, 2013
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Getting the best out of our youth
by: Anonymous

I think mentoring coaching work needs to be delivered with Jamaican young boys / men .....

.from as young age as possible .. two key issues....

...... over sexualisation ( and proliferation of 'baby mothers syndrome' sex without condoms...too many children yet seen as a badge of honour by too many )

and proliferation of violence against themselves and thier communities

......these problems are entrenched and embedded I know .... but there must be a ongoing deliberate work developed /continued to change the mindset of the next generation.....
Dr Fred Hickling at and his wife have been doing some work loosely related to this area
( I know he is controversial sometimes but I know him and he is a serious brother with very good intent )
Jah Bless

Apr 03, 2013
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Charity in Jamaica
by: Marcia Pusey

I too am registering my charity in Westmoreland, the idea is to fund the schools lunch program that provides cook lunch to the children so that they can have reduced lunch programs and some children who qualify can get free lunch.

I live in Connecticut and I a working to register and receive my not for profit status so I can solicit more donors and have their donation be tax deductible.

I can give you much advice if you need send me a email to mome6@aol.com and I can tell you what the process is and you can tell me what area of Jamaica you are located or wish to operate.


There are many needs in Jamaica but I want to concentrate on education. That is the greatest need that I see; School fee, lunch, carfare, shoes, uniform. These are some of the greatest need right now


Marcia.

Apr 03, 2013
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I am glad of your decision.
by: Microdac

If I may, please start with an organization that is already in place.
An organization that I, personally, work with is the Wag Water Valley Community in St Mary. Their needs are REAL and, more importantly, they have the infrastructural intelligence to accept and UTILIZE the gifts for the children. (Far too many people have ideas but do NOT know how to implement their ideas)
As for my personal background: I go to Jamaica often to make micro-videos on Jamaica, the people and the culture. Google 'microdac Jamaica videos'
Thank you so very much for your personal commitment to the children of Jamaica. You have my support, 100%.
Thanks.
-dave clarke-
Microdac


Apr 03, 2013
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Thanks for the ideas
by: Cynthia

I am so excited to see so many responses, as I am the one who requested feeback on this idea. All of the suggestions were great but one in particular stood out - contributing computer equipment to schoos and libraries. That really hit home because I currently work in the IT field and see discarded equipment every day. The old computers, printers etc. would be such a blessing to the schools and libraries. I would also be interested in starting libraries or computer workshops in areas where there are none. Now that I have the idea, I need to get started with creating the foundation asap! Thank you all again for your contributions. I love this site!! and I love Jamaica!!

Apr 03, 2013
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community vegtable garden
by: beth

i know in Old Folly, Saint Ann, the community has starteda community garden. this is a great way for locals to sustain themselves, learn a skill and feed their children

Apr 03, 2013
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community vegtable garden
by: beth

i know in Old Folly, Saint Ann, the community has starteda community garden. this is a great way for locals to sustain themselves, learn a skill and feed their children

Apr 02, 2013
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Computer skills
by: ROGER

I come to Jamaica every 3 months from the US and have started to teach computer skills as a volunteer.

Young children is my priority and helping them to succeed in life is a necessary step. If you have ideas about where I could teach when I visit please email me at bf.1205@gmail.com

Apr 02, 2013
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Street Children
by: Vera

t would be encouraging if a literacy/school assistance programme geared toward empowering Street Children to achieve academic success. In addition while they are being educated formally, their holistic development is addressed as well.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity Ideas
by: Petula Jarrett

My concern is for the children in Jamaica. the areas of concern is a breakfast program in schools. I have first hand experience of this so I can speak from experience. there are Children who are very brilliant but because their parent cannot afford to give them a meal in the morning or lunch money they either don't send them to school or when the children come they feel inferior, ashamed and lonely because these children are normally shunned by the others. It affects their learning ability because they are hungry they are not able to grasp their lesson well. (My son went through a period like that and now he is doing much better that he is getting his lunch money and breakfast in the morning.) This happens even in high schools so if we can develop a feeding program in schools, so children leaving home without eating can get a warm breakfast then improve on the Nutri-bun and milk program that we have in place to give each of these child a lunch we can illuminate Children leaving school uneducated, violent and with a sense of insecurity because it is when you are rejected that you develop these traits if the child is properly fed he is able to learn and can related comfortably with his peers. We can also improve the attendance record in schools and create a better society.

Apr 02, 2013
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More books
by: Denise

Jamaican children need to learn more about their island. So that they will be able to use what they have for their own benefit and for the benefit of the country, when they grow up.
That is why a series of books with stories about Jamaican heritage and culture is being put together right now.
It would be good if there could be a way to get these books into the hands of all the Jamaican children. So they will grow up to become proud Jamaican citizens who know all the great things about their country.
I can be reached at jamaicamiparadise@hotmail.com

Apr 02, 2013
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Giving Back... should start at the foundation ( Kids)
by: Jamaica Portal

Each child going into High School should have at the minimum, apart from books etc, a 7-10 GB flash/memory card or a few R-W Cd's. A computer would be better but even most of us in the so-called developed countries cannot afford that. It will expose them to technology and is cheap to us but expensive for most of them to acquire. Shipping thousands of these, as opposed to books, which I agree are also necessary, would be minimal.

My Island Jamaica could be the distributor if we sent the items CIF and a few extra $ to a willing escrow agent to pay for local distribution. Or, if you visit, take a few along and give to your school of choice but first, type a note that it was an idea from one of MY Island Jamaica visitors.

I have seen companies here in Miami giving these flash drives away to potential clients. If the info on these were deleted and re-distributed, leaving the company's name and logo, is that illegal? Not if a profit was not seeked. Otherwise donate your own outdated jump cards and re-formatted ones. You could change a child's life.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity Idea
by: Sandra

Hi since I am an Early Childhood Educator and I see the needs of these institutions on a daily basis I would love to see more done for Early Childhood this is the foundation where it all begins if we dont get it right at this stage then we will always have challenges, so I say lets start it here.

Apr 02, 2013
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Thank You!
by: Wellesley (My-Isalnd-Jamaica.com)

Wow! Thanks for the outpouring of ideas my friends. And not just the ideas, but the thoughts and love expressed in them.

Did you notice that others (like Joan) have already benefited from this post? Joan has gotten some great ideas to gift her items to determine where to gift items next June.

Lovely! Keep 'em coming.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity /Giving Back
by: Joan

Sorry guys for the many post I kept getting an error message to repost so that is the reason for the extra post. Really sorry about that.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity Ideas /Giving Back
by: Joan

Sorry guys I try to post and I was getting an error message , the many similar post was not intentional. Really sorry about that don't see how I can delete the extra.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity Ideas / Giving Back
by: Joan

Hi Wellesley and all contributors to this forum good day. So very glad u have a thread like this. I am from JA and like you all I too have seen the desperate needs there and it affected me so much that I came back to the US and have pack several barrels to take back when I go in June to give away. I have gotten lots of needed places from this forum that I can give the stuff away to. I have so many stuff / barrels that I do think I may be way in over my head and customs may charge me an arm and leg to clear them but this is something I have commit myself to and I am going to see it to the end. It does feel good when one is able to help those who are less fortunate. May GOD continue to bless each and everyone of us. Keep smiling all. One Love. Peace.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity / Giving Back
by: Joan

Thank you Wellesley and all who have contributed to this thread. Maybe its by faith or a miracle but I am in the process of coming down to Ja with a lot of barrels to give away stuff to the needed and I have gotten lots of ideas places where I can give away these things. I am from Ja and too have seen the desperate need in many areas. May GOD continue to bless us all for thinking about those less fortunare. Keep smiling.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charity / Giving Back
by: Joan

Thank you Wellesley and all who have contributed to this thread. Maybe its by faith or a miracle but I am in the process of coming down to Ja with a lot of barrels to give away stuff to the needed and I have gotten lots of ideas places where I can give away these things. I am from Ja and too have seen the desperate need in many areas. May GOD continue to bless us all for thinking about those less fortunare. Keep smiling.

Apr 02, 2013
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Charitable Organization for Jamaica
by: Valrose

I have firsthand knowledge that Jamaica has improved in infrastructure and services over the past two decades, however, I know there is a need for information in their resource centers. Furthermore, I believe that each parish should have a Library and be fully equipped to serve the very young to the seasoned individual. You can never know too much. Considering the talents that I have seen in the short period of time when I visited last year. Such a gift would be a lifetime gift that would captivate the mind, senses and help to establish more potentials than one could accurate calculate. Educate, Educate, Educate.

Books, magazines, DVD, equipment to listen to electronic medias, computers, photocopy machines and scanning equipment along with paper of all kinds would be ideal. This would further enhance the resource centers, and allow individuals to capture informative articles to share and keep. How can such a venture not be considered?

Once established, tapping into international donors would be easy, due to the turnover of materials and equipment that gets discarded and on a regular basis, as well as, individuals that would readily contribute to a worthy cause. It would maintain itself if a database was setup to include interested donors and individuals who would love the idea of visiting the island to install and give directions on usage and care of materials/equipment. Many high tech companies around would gladly donate to a worthy cause in order to provide knowledge and it is also a way of them and their products becoming known ...

I believe this is definitely a need that would be welcomed and would give to many for generations to come. Personally, if I was there, that is what I would try to establish, due to my love of books, and the information that I was able to acquire from Libraries etc.



Apr 02, 2013
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Charity Ideas
by: Anonymous

G/M, sorry i Hv to b v quick as i'm rushing to work. However,there are several projects u cld pick up on in Montego Bay,..to mention a few: Street children without appropriate parenting attention, persons in custody needing basis assst w/toiletries etc, school with bright children nt being able to afford books, proper meal/suppliment.
The Government simply cant fill all gaps, we hv to help too. God bless those who help to advance. I hv started assisting street boys in Mo. Bay and sm school children bt the fund is nt there and i tried to get NIS involved however, i'm told they hv to hv stable home to get assst. which they usually dt hv after leaving boys home, etc especially those who dt even know any family member

Apr 02, 2013
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Visiting Jamaica
by: Aine

I was in Ocho Rios last year for a month and was staying with Richie and Marcie Brooks and saw that Marcie was sorting clothes which had been collected from her kids and grandkids and they were being passed onto a charity which came every week to collect them and pass them onto people who were in need. This is a marvellous idea and should be encouraged for tourists to leave good quality clothes they don't want. I have put on a bit of weight and have bought inexpensive clothes especially for my hols which I know in the long run I don't want as I will lose the weight and I usually leave the clothes behind and it gives you an incentive to lose weight and buy a new wardrobe. I would suggest asking the owner of the property you're renting or hotel staff if they know the local contact to give clothes too. Also maybe tourists could bring out exercise books for the kids to do their schoolwork in, pencils, pencil cases, erasers, sharpeners, sandwich boxes, plastic cups and bottles suitable for kids for their school lunches, small things that will fit in your luggage.Reading books, colouring books and pencils and crayons which the latter would help kids I'm sure fill the hours in during the hols especially. I know of tourists from the UK for example who regularly visit Ghana and take out books pencils etc. which helps the schools enormously.

Apr 02, 2013
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Existing charity in Jamaica needing help
by: Philippa

Good day fellow caring Jamaicans,
May I suggest an existing charity doing a much needed work in Kingston and which needs great assistance. I from time to time help out as I am able with clothes, linen, and cash.

It is the Open Arms homeless shelter on Windward Rd. Please see the below link to their Facebook page. Ms Green is the Administrator. Please do help them out if you can.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/OPEN-ARMS-DROP-IN-CENTRE/326547626883?v=info

Philippa

Apr 02, 2013
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Power to the People
by: J.Hood-Daniel

In this age of high oil prices, damage to the environment and distress to the poorer people, if I were setting up a charity it would have something to do with installing solar power in households at cost or less, if possible. Power supplies are a problem in Jamaica

Apr 02, 2013
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Skills training
by: Andrea

Start a charity that will enable people in rural areas to learn skills in order to start their own small business or find work.

Apr 02, 2013
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PC labs in Schools.
by: Microdac

Giving kids their own personal laptops put them at risk because they then become targets for the laptops. Donating PC's to schools who need them is an excellent ideas.
Computers are here to stay. Now is especially a good time to get inexpensive Windows 7 systems(if you can still find them), and then donate them.
For this project to succeed, however, one would have to find where the needs are, get the cooperation of the Jamaican Government and provide teachers for the systems. Yet, it would be the gift that keeps on giving.
That's my 2 cents worth.

Apr 02, 2013
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Fund Raising
by: Jim Hanson

In America charities run fund raisers wherein volunteer participants peddle unique but inexpensive goods for a profit (which all goes to the charity).

I believe that the custom made inexpensive cardboard 3D glasses which I am having made right now by which for tourists to view our super-realistic Jamaica promotional website - 3d-jamaica.com (which has already been endorsed by the JTB) would be an ideal item for Jamaican island fund raisers.

They will cost the charity $1.50 USD each from us to be sold by volunteers to Jamaican tourists before they leave the island for $3 - $4 USD each. I believe that the tourists will buy them to help the particular charity and (since they will already be in love with Jamaica) so that they can take the reality of this beautiful, exotic island home with them to view in ultra-realistic 3D on their own computers.

Then they can show all of their friends and relatives and co-workers the paradise of Jamaica on their computers or tablets which will also promote more tourism to the island.

If anyone is interested in putting such a program together down there in 2014 (or even sooner) please check out our website and then contact Jim at 773-908-5448

Apr 02, 2013
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Teach a child to code.
by: Anthony E.

Every summer offer a two weeks program away in the country for city kids, teach them how to program mobile apps, but appreciate nature. Plant the seeds and see where they grow. Rent a Gov'ts primary school, that's usually closed, fix something's while you are there, leave it better than you found it.. Transform the school to a boarding school or summer camp. Dorms, meals, sport activities. Somewhere close to the beach or ocean, or in the hills, where you could smell the fresh air or the water. It does something good for the soul. Let them be kids, stress free, supervised, disciplined environment. Teach them mobile application development to solve a social problem. Ethical programming. Citezenship, what it means to take pride in your country. The cost barrier has come down significantly to do there are a number of organization with programs. A special focus should be place on the girls, young ladies. They are the ones to us all.
Give a man a fish, teach a man to fish, better yet teach a woman to fish....

Apr 01, 2013
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Chrity foundation
by: Anonymous

I think start a charity foundation for single parent to train in certain skills so they can work to take care of there family , They can be train how to run good business , also train youth in skill trade other Country can employ them on contract because they are train and lots of Country are looking for skills trade person how to lay bricks is $40CA DOLLARS per hour is good money how to build good furniture also how to install windows and doors how to make window and doors

Apr 01, 2013
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Fundraising idea
by: Anonymous

With such a great need . It depends on the scope of support. Maybe a Jazz benefit that includes a silent auction . That gives a opportunity to have two events in one . Also having local business agree to donate items for the auction that will help.

Apr 01, 2013
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CHARITY ,CHURCH
by: Anonymous

Hello,gretings ,my charity idea is a church improvement,the church I am thinking about is the Port Morant New testament church of God,here in St.Thomas,Jamaica,the roof is getting bad,it leaks and when the rain falls a section leaks,we are in need of some financial aids like two hundred and fifty thousand dollars,as we have been trying to raise a small amount from some donors,please help us in this venture we also needs to get some new windows,those modern ones,you can send cheque to Steve Kelly ,c/o the Port Morant New Testament church of God,Morant Bay P.O.,sT.thhomas

Apr 01, 2013
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IDEAS FOR HELPING JAMAICANS IN NEED
by: MARYAnonymous

WELLESLEY,

I OFTEN DAYDREAM ABOUT BEING WEALTHY AND COMING HOME TO LAUNCH MY PROJECTS. THE FIRST ONE IS IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHERE I WOULD ESTABLISH (WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION)COMPUTER LABS. EVERY CHILD WOULD RECEIVE COMPUTER TRAINING BEGINNING AT AN EARLY AGE. EACH CHILD WOULD BE GIVEN THEIR OWN LAPTOP, ETC. COMPUTER SCIENCE WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER SUBJECT TAUGHT AT SCHOOL, IN THE SAME WAY ENGLISH, ARITHMETIC, HISTORY AND ALL THE OTHER PRIMARY SCHOOL SUBJECTS ARE TAUGHT. THIS WOULD BE LAUNCH AT MY OLD PRIMARY SCHOOL IN ST. ANDREW AND THAT WOULD BE WHERE THIS PROJECT WOULD BEGIN.

THE SECOND IDEA IS TO ESTABLISH A HOME FOR THE STREET PEOPLE OF KINGSTON. THEY COULD COME IN AT ANY TIME AND HAVE A SHOWER, CLEAN CLOTHES, A DECENT MEAL. GO AND HAVE A NAP IN THE DORM. WATCH A MOVIE. VISIT THE CHAPEL AND PRAY. SIT IN THE GARDEN AND JUST ADMIRE THE FLOWERS. NOBODY WOULD BOTHER THEM. MEDICAL SERVICE WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR THEM ETC.

WELL, NOW I'VE GIVEN YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT I DAYDREAM ABOUT. HOPEFULLY ONE DAY ALL OF THIS WILL BECOME REALITY.

TAKE CARE. GOD BLESS. NOW I'LL GET SOME SHUT EYE.

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Great Jamaica Charity Ideas " Bustamante Box"
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The Bustamante Box is in its 2nd year. It was founded by now 8 years old Matthew.
He has created boxes called Bustamante Box. He and his friends ask persons to donate as little as $1.
Each year he uses the funds collected to do a project to help kids.
His first year project was a children's Christmas treat for 50 less fortunate kids in Golden Grove, Rural St. Thomas.
This year he is supporting a basic school in Rural St. Ann to put in a swing in their play ground that is being currently built.

Matthew is supported by El Centro http://elcentrojm.com/
http://www.facebook.com/matthew.wilmot.142?fref=ts

With their theme kids helping Kids its a great way to participate and help to change Jamaica through its children.

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