One Love 4 Kids
Rating: 4.68 stars 60 60 reviews
Children & Youth, Education, Human Services
PO Box 2704 % Shernet Dixon James Germantown MD 20875 USA
Our Mission: One Love 4 Kids's mission is to improve educational, economic, and health outcomes for impoverished children and families. 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.
CURRENT INFO 2016 - Launched Children's Charity Shop 2016 Resumed FREE weekend tutoring for 40 children 2015 UPDATE 2015 - Served more than 350 children and families in MD and Jamaica 2015- Provided Free tutoring services to and average of 30 children on a weekly basis _____ HISTORY 2010 - Served 400 children 2012 - Founded Summer Literacy Program in Jamaica 2013 - Serve 200 children through summer literacy program and One Love 4 Kids Give Back 2013 - Launched STEM based tutoring program in MD 2013-2015 provide tutoring and resources to more than 200 children in MS 2014 - Hosted holiday giving program for 74 children 2015 - Supply 200 children in Jamaica with school supply
Under-resourced at risk youth and families affected by poverty, abuse, and disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year:
Geographic areas served:
DC Metro Area & Jamaica
Clothing distributions, Free tutoring, academic support and resources, scholarships and more.
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I met Ms. Shernet Dixon of the CASACO Foundation over the telephone back in October or November of 2010. She wanted to donate some items to approxiamately three (3) schools in Jamaica and to host a Christmas treat for children in one (1) community. Being a non-profit organisation, she wanted assistance in getting the items cleared from the wharf when they got to Jamaica, I advised her that she would need to contact the schools and have them write a letter to the Mnistry of Education in Jamaica and they would provide a waiver for the Government taxes. She called me several days later to say that the school principals aren't being helpful because when she told them list of items and that the items will have to be shared among the three (3) schools they wouldn't write to the Ministry of Education unless they were receiving ALL of what she had listed. Any normal person in my view would say to themselves,
"these people are greedy and selfish and I wont have anything more to do with them"
Needless to say, this was not her view, she called me back and asked,
"How can we help the children without involving the principals?"
I advised her that she can send all the documents along with a list of the items to me and i would show it to my supervisor and if he found the items acceptable for schools she could ship them to the Ministry of Education, Jamaica and we could provide the waiver from the Mistry and she could collect the items and deliver them to the students herself. That is what she did. she was RESILIENT. She never gave up when the going got rough.
One last thing, she called back to say THANKS, being a Government employee, it is viewed that the service we provide is our job and therefore we need not hear 'thank you' for doing your job. Ms. Dixon did not think that, she realised that without my help she would not have been able to do what she did and she called to say 'THANK YOU'.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
helping Jamaican children getting much needed school supplies including books, pencils, pens, backpacks, shoes and other educational items.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
i cant think of any changes i would make, the person in charge is a person of character and once the head of an organisation has character then everyone else will too.