“Every likkle mek a muckle”

The Jamaican American Association of Northern California (JAANC) receive many requests for support from various entities in Jamaica. Unfortunately the Association does not have the resources to respond to all the requests. As a result, we have established the One Love, One Heart project. We will list any organization or person (s) in Jamaica who JAANC verified as a reliable source of need. The purpose of the list is to make it easy for members to pick a project you want to support and provide the support directly through one time or consistent donations.

While we are providing this service, JAANC is not responsible for your donation. Any questions about the project listed, please contact the point of contact in the announcement not JAANC. We invite our members to take advantage of this service as a convenient way to support HOME.

Members are invited to submit other projects for this page that they have thoroughly researched and confirmed the need. JAANC will not confirm the need for you. JAANC will only list the project after you have provided documentation the need exists. Documentation include but is not limited to an official request for support on letterhead identifying specific need (s), pictures, testimonials etc.

Melody House – Community Home for girls

Melody House is a community house for young girls at risk. The house can house up to twenty girls; currently there are 16 – 17 girls living at the house. The age range is from 13 – 18 years old. Click the above heading link for more information on Melody House.

Clair Purkiss – House mother
89 Fairfield Ave
PO BOX 660
Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I.
Tel: (876) 601-5059 (office), (876) 813-2552 (cell)

e-mail: clairpurkiss@yahoo.com

Spring Hill Basic School

Updated 7/13/2016

The Spring Hill Basic School is a one room school house in the Blue Mountains. The only teacher, Ms. Sylvia Thomas, teaches all the subjects to a classroom of ten students. The school is in need of:

Construction paper
Writing books – hard cover
Permanent markers

Any questions about their needs, please feel free to contact Ms. Sylvia Thomas at the address and number below. This need was verified by members Denise McCallaCreary and Janet Hopkin.

Sylvia Thomas, Principal
Spring Hill Basic School
Spring Hill P.O.
Portland , Jamaica, W.I.

Tel: (876) 367-9076

Bois Content All Age Primary School

The Bois Content All Age School is an all age primary school located in Bois Content, St. Catherine a city eight miles from Old Harbor. Total school population is approximately 84 girls and 77 boys. The school can use help with monetary donations for their Breakfast program to pay for labor and buy groceries. They can use reading books for students age 6 to 12 years old, pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, etc. Need was confirmed by member Denise McCallaCreary.

In late 2013, the Jamaican American Association of Northern California(JAANC) under the leadership of President & Chief Executive Officer, Denise McCallaCreary partnered with the Jamaica Land We Love (JALAWELO) organization to support projects to improve the lifestyle of the people living in the District of Bois Content, St. Catherine and the all age Primary school using crowd funding. In February 2014, two projects were funded. One to build a partition at the school to separate the third grade students from fourth grade students. The second project to purchase a computer for the staff was also fully funded. The computer will be delivered this summer. The staff will also be trained on various computer programs by the JALAWELO organization.

JAANC and JALAWELO thank all our generous donors to these projects. We ask you to visit www.Jalawelo.org to view upcoming projects in need of your support.
Existing class room Partition[nggallery id=4]
View the finished partition at this link.
Thank You from Jalawelo

Ms. Kathleen Jones, Acting Principal
Bois Content All Age Primary School
Bois Content P.O.
St. Catherine, Jamaica, W.I.
Tel: (876) 560-0635 (office)
e-mail: namajm@yahoo.com

Note: JAANC recommends that donations be made directly to institutions and/or organizations instead of individuals to ensure the donation is used for the purpose intended.