One Love 4 Kids

Rating: 4.68 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: PO Box 2704 % Shernet Dixon James Germantown MD 20875 USA

Mission: Our Mission: One Love 4 Kids's mission is to improve educational, economic, and health outcomes for impoverished children and families in Jamaica and the Caribbean Region. The organization supports parents and caregivers so that they can empower their children and support community-wide enhancements in education, health, and development. Our Vision: One Love 4 Kids's vision is to create a fully educated and empowered society by: supporting children, parents, and communities and by removing barriers to education in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Results: In 2011, One Love 4 Kids (formerly Caribbean Student and Community Outreach (CASACO) Foundation provided food, clothing, health, and education supplies tom more than 500 children in Kingston, Jamaica. In the summer or 2012 One Love 4 Kids held its first Summer Literacy Outreach Program. The program served 40 registered children (and a few unregistered). Children were tutored by volunteers to improve basic math, reading and literacy skills. During daily sessions, children were fed a warm lunch. Al the end of the program, children were awarded with school supplies and books.
Target demographics: Inner City children that that sick, abused, disbaled and living in poverty.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300
Geographic areas served: Jamaica
Programs: OL4K Help: Providing various supplies and funds to support meal distribution, education, health and community enhancements programs that support students Read to Succeed: We donate books and provide resources to needy children and school libraries Lamar’s Chair/Exception Children Network: Providing support to children with disabilities and their families Parent Partnership: Providing resources and support to impoverished families and families with children with disabilities
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great non profit. They always go beyond their mean to help the kids.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Drews Avenue Primary & Infant School is a beneficiary of the Charity of One Love for Kids Foundation. In December 2011, twenty five needy children were given gifts of school supplies and were also treated to lunch. In September 2012 for the start of the new school year these children were again blessed by the foundation. They received bags, shoes, items of clothing etc. Parents were extremely grateful and the faces of their children beamed happily. Great job One Love for Kids!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Clancarthy High School
1 Deneary Road
Kingston 3

The Director
One Love4kids
Maryland USA

To whom it may concern
One love4kids is a non-profit organization serving various school and communities within Kingston and St Andrew and the wider Island for over four years. As the teacher responsible for students and staff welfare I can speak on behalf of the Clancarthy School family in regards to the many and various assistance obtain from this organization.
At Clancarthy High School our students and staff have benefited in the form of clothing, foot wear, counseling, personal care items, books and school supplies and refreshment during the year end social gathering.
As we look forward to the end of the calendar year we anticipate the usual supplies to cheer those in need as they are awaiting your usual kind gesture. Let me use this medium to say thanks in advance as we await your usual response.
Yours in service
Junior Rose
Welfare Officer

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with One Love 4 Kids for 4 years and the organization has done an excellent job in organizating and putting of small to medium programs in poor volunerable communites, scholls and childrens homes. While doing the nonprofit work they do so well, the organization manage to keep close ties with the communites, schools and childrens homes that the organizstion help. As I see the future misssion of this organization, incontinueing to bulid on the foudation that it has established. By doing so, One Love 4 Kids will continue to serve the under served, poor and disenfranchised that so desperately need the help the organization provides.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 3 stars  

I have been working with CASACO Foundation for over 3 years. The foundation provides clothing, school supplies, toiletries, wheel chairs and other goods services to impoverished communities, schools, and children homes. Each years the foundation hold christmas charity events in Jamaica, that brighten lives and make children and adults christmas enjoyable. Casaco also provide literacy services to under served communities such as the Top Range and Hampstead Park communites in Kingston Jamaica. These are services that the communities lack. Casaco does a wounderfull job with providing services to the needed and impoverished with supplies and services that are lacking and needed in the mentioned communities.

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Kingsto Jamaica

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

To be able to raise more funding inorder to provide to provide more needed services to the impoverishe communites.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am pleased to be a co-founder, volunteer and president at One Love 4 Kids - a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization serving children and families.


One Love 4 Kids (OL4K) is a small, but growing organization that has seen tremendous growth in the number of children, schools and families that it serves every year. Each year since 2007 OL4K has provided food, clothing, school supplies, health and career advice and much more to needy children and families in Jamaica. However, the great thing about OL4K is our volunteers' awareness that children are best understood within the context of their homes, families, schools, community and society. Consequently, OL4K utilizes an integrated (family, school, community…) approach as it aims to meet the education, health and economic needs of sick, disabled, abused and poor children in Jamaica.

You can make a difference by joining our group of caring board members and volunteers who make it possible for many children to develop in productive members of their families, communities, schools and society.
Thanks and One Love Always~

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2012

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Rating: 3 stars  

One love 4 Kids is doing a tremendous job, children are the future and an investment in them is invaluable. Keep it up Shernet Dixon!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was truly amazed and delighted at the great level of professionalism and dedication that drove One Love 4 Kids. The back to school drive was successful because of the leadership and motivation of Shernet Dixon. Under her leadership and the others involve in the organization, I expect the children will be the greatest benefactors.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Love 4 Kids works tirelessly to provide books, clothing, and other resources to impoverished children in Jamaica. I particularly like that I know where my donations go! One Love 4 Kids is to be commended.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I really love the goal and mission of this organization. I feel as though the organization is well needed in order to help students strive to become what they dream. As a student myself I know what it feels like to want something so bad but is hindered because of the lack of financial support within the family and community. Giving back to the community is the best way to directly evoke an effect among the youth. I am truly glad that the Carribean Student and Community Outreach Program has decided to take on this tremendous task in hopes of self betterment and higher education for those who seek it.

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change nothing

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was very happy to learn about the Caribbean Student and Community Outreach Program from my brother Michael and sister-in - law Shernet who are very active with with program. They have both traveled to the Caribbean to distribute school supplies to needy students. I feel this is a very worth while organization that is doing a great service to our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate than us. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely, Nicolas G. James

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