Hollywood , FL , November 7, 2006 – Jamaicans.com in conjunction with Eye on Jamaica Project, a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is pleased to announce their 4th annual Internet Toy Drive . The goal is to bring joy and toys to at least 100 children at three AIDS Hospices in Jamaica during the holiday season. The three organizations that were selected, are; Matthew 25:40, Dare To Care and Martha’s Place.
“Jamaicans.com is founded on the concept of giving back to Jamaica,” said founder and owner Xavier Murphy, a native Jamaican currently residing in Florida. “Our Annual Toy Drive is a natural extension of our ongoing efforts to help Jamaica and Jamaicans.”
In answering the question ‘Why were these three organizations particularly selected’ Murphy responds passionately “They lovingly care for children living with HIV and AIDS.” Mr. Murphy further explained that these children are regrettably shunned by society and in many cases, their relatives as well. Jamaicans.com hopes that through the efforts of this toy drive, that they will make a tremendous difference in the lives of these children, ultimately changing attitudes in Jamaica.
“We want to instill hope, acceptance and purpose,” said Murphy. “These children should grow up knowing that they have a bright future ahead.”
Ronald Thomas, CEO and President of Eye On Jamaica, emphatically agrees with Murphy, underscoring the importance of nurturing these children against the backdrop of an environment that is slow to embrace them.
“At the end of the day, the children also need a sense of normalcy,” said Thomas. “Toys bring joy to children and we are honored to be apart of this project.”
The drive began on November 1st, 2006 on the Jamaicans.com website and will end November 20th, 2006 . The toys will be transported to Jamaica with the help of Food For the Poor, Inc. who willing jumped at the opportunity to be apart of this highly worthy cause.
Information on how to donate toys or donate funds to purchase toys is available online at http://www.jamaicans.com/toydrive.htm
ABOUT THE EYE ON JAMAICA PROJECT
The Eye on Jamaica Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to bringing awareness and creating response initiatives to the poverty and other socio-economic conditions affecting Jamaica .
Jamaicans.com is the premiere online source for all things Jamaican. Launched in December 1995, the website has won numerous awards, special recognitions and was voted as the Number 1 Web Site on Jamaica . (Source: www.top5jamaica.com). The success of Jamaicans.com can be attributed to the determination of its founder and moderating staff to ensure that it remains an informative, fun, clean, place to
learn about Jamaica and to interact with others in a respectful setting. The site provides a Bulletin Board community for Jamaicans and Jamaican lovers residing all around the world where they exchange stories, anecdotes, grouses, recipes, and discuss their travel plans. With over 20,000 registered users Jamaicans.com has become a mainstay of the online community with its goal being to perpetuate a world
of friendships and dialogue through this shared love for Jamaica , and to actively participate in productive ways towards a better Jamaica .