New York, NY – Jamaica Impact Inc. (JAMPACT) has been supporting Early Childhood Institutions and other schools in underserved low-income areas on the island of Jamaica for the past 17 years. Over the years the organization has partnered with other non-profits and companies such as Golden Krust to provide well needed supplies, computers, classroom equipment as well as scholarships. “We are grateful to all our partners and supporters that have assisted us each year” says vice president Gloria Messam. “This year JAMPACT is pleased to partner with Kits for Kidz to purchase Head Start Kit and other necessary school supplies at a reduced price. JAMPACT solicits the help of the community in purchasing school supply kits and giving a child a “head start”! The drive which started in June will continue online until August 3rd.
Online purchases to support the drive can be made at http://store.kitsforkidz.org/jampact.html
Packing of the donated items for shipping will be on August 22nd 9am to 2pm at Trans-Continental Express Shippers, 118-40 Montauk Street, St. Albans NY 11412. Volunteers are welcome and additional new books or supplies can also be donated at that time.
In addition to supplies, funds are needed for shipping and local transporting of supplies for distribution to schools on the island. To make a cash donation, please visit their website at www.jampact.org. For more info or questions on the drive, please call 718-753-2868 or email [email protected].
JAMPACT’s mission is to influence and improve socio-economic conditions which affect Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora by (i) developing social welfare programs, with particular focus on educational initiatives targeting youth (ii) facilitate research, stimulate constructive dialogue and raise public awareness on topical issues; and (iii) provide opportunities and resources to grow and strengthen the network of young professionals, students and friends of Jamaica. Programs: Adopt-A-School Program; Sponsor-A-Child Tuition; School Supply Drive; and Think Tank.
Jamaica Impact Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Contact: Gloria Messam
Email: [email protected]