The AFJ receives in-kind donations from donors and supporters within the Diaspora community. Through our partnership with Dennis Shipping Company and the local Ministry of Health and Wellness, the AFJ has been able to seamlessly deliver these contributions across the island to entities in need.
AFJ Executive Director, Caron Chung and Program Analyst, Frances Fulton presented donated items to Kingston Public Hospital, Victoria Jubilee Hospital, and the University Hospital of the West Indies. The 40 ft. container included surgical equipment and supplies, KN95 masks, gloves, gowns, sterile operating room drapes, towels, sanitizer, suture kits, syringes, adult diapers, walkers, crutches, and canes. Dr. Lindberg Simpson, Head of Surgery at KPH states, “This kind of generosity will go a far way for the hospital. We are truly grateful”.
Over the past two decades, the non-profit sector and those that support it have become important partners in addressing economic and social development challenges worldwide. Within this context, diaspora populations – individuals residing outside their countries of origin who maintain strong ties to their home countries – are increasingly key players. They have the potential to significantly contribute to the advancement of social and economic wellbeing in their home communities and countries (Levitt, 2001, 2002).
The AFJ is pleased to help strengthen collaboration with the diaspora community and to encourage both economic and social investment for Jamaica.
Thank you for your support.