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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Human Services

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

Target demographics: Under-resourced at risk youth and families affected by poverty, abuse, and disabilities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 350 children

Geographic areas served: DC Metro Area & Jamaica

Programs: Clothing distributions, Free tutoring, academic support and resources, scholarships and more.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Camille10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the honor and blessing of knowing Shernet James and she is what makes One Love 4 Kids a successful and amazing nonprofit. Her hard work and determination result in putting smiles on the faces of children. Members of my church, Seneca Creek, joined with Shernet to have a day of service for children. We gave out stuffed animals, clothes and treats. We had a children's author read to the children. We had a crafts table where the kids could make their own bookmarks. It was a wonderful day of love and fun. What could be more important than making a difference in the life of a child. Hats off to Shernet!!!

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info207 Thank you Cami for the support. Please continue to spread the word about us and our work. Tutoring, scholarships, supply (clothing, education, food, medical…) distributions, literacy programs, and community outreach programs are just some ways in which One Love 4 Kids has been changing lives (US, Jamaica, Africa...) and impacting the world. It’s an honor to be the founder of an organization that has been changing lives for more than 6 years. One Love 4 Kids is a 100% lead volunteer organization that aims to meet the needs of children and families affected by poverty and abuse. Programs are carried out with limited recourses and financial support. Nevertheless, One Love 4 Kids strives to set a high standard of leadership as it continues to focus on the needs of the people and the positive impact being made in the lives of others and the world. One Love 4 Kids is about changing lives for the better. And the organizations’ education development programs, community outreach programs, and health programs have been doing so for over 6 years. Don’t believe me? Just our donors and recipients who have all benefited from being a part of a true Grassroots organization that works tirelessly to fulfill its mission on a daily basis What makes One Love 4 Kids special is that the organization considers it an honor to serve the people. As a result, One Love 4 Kids is always grateful for the hundreds of women, children and men who make it possible for us to be a small organization that is making a huge impact. Our donors and volunteers are the backbone of this organization and we could not have gotten this far without all of you. But there is still much more that One Love 4 Kids need in org to be successful. So please take the time to learn about our work and us. And as always, your support is appreciated and needed. As donations have continued to decrease, the need of the goods and services that we provide has remained high. As a result, we are always looking for additional ways to increase our funding as we continue to meet the needs of those who need our love and assistance. Join me in supporting One Love 4 Kids. We can change lives for the better. Shernet Dixon-James

Advisor

Rating: 5

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'.

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