The fundraising initiatives of the Jamaica Diaspora Southern USA are being kicked started by the generous donations of community businesses. The initiatives include :
HURRICANE RELIEF – Aid for those in Eastern Jamaican who were affected by “Sandy”
HEALTH – Placing Blood Pressure Machines in every Hospital & Clinic in Jamaica
EDUCATION – Constructing a Basic School in Jamaica – partnering with Food For the Poor
SPORTS – Supporting the Reggae Girlz and females in football
In support of these efforts of the Jamaican Diaspora, Victoria Mutual Building Society’s (VMBS) Manager, Ms. Suzette Rochester has made a worthwhile monetary contribution to aid the Health Initiative. VMBS have also committed to sponsoring the Diaspora’s Winter Forum – which will be focused on the Youth and our Future Leaders! According to Ms. Rochester, “VMBS considers initiatives such as these being spearheaded under the Jamaican Diaspora to be a part of our corporate social responsibility as we focus on nation building for…Jamaica Land We Love”!
The Diaspora’s education project and other operations will also be supported by LIME, “We are committed to partnering with The Jamaica Diaspora – Southern USA over the coming year” affirmed LIME’s Head of Diaspora Sales, Mr. Colin V. Benjamin.
For our Sports Awareness Campaign – Proclamations were requested and received from Mayors of three predominant Jamaican Cities, Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes and Miramar, proclaiming October 23 as Jamaica Women Football (Reggae Girlz) Awareness Day.
We will collaborate with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), on their programs endorsed by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), to develop a holistic girls sports development program which will target Jamaican girls ages 6 to 24, this program will tie in with our health and education initiatives.
Anyone interested in supporting the Reggae Girlz Awareness Campaign please email [email protected]
All Jamaican businesses, organizations and individuals in the USA are being asked to support these worthy causes. We ask of you to make this a meaningful contribution by sacrificing something (a meal, a drink, a haircut…anything) especially during this season of giving, and donating the money saved to one of the Jamaica Diaspora Initiatives.
We can do this….our children are our future, let us leave lasting legacies.
The community will be kept apprised of our progress and funding in the coming weeks – a donation website is being created.