One Love 4 Kids

Rating: 4.68 stars   60 reviews

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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
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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

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with many non-profits as both a volunteer and a board member (elected and appointed). Therefore, it is an honor for me to give the highest review to CASACO. The President, Shernet Dixon-James, works tirelessly to empower and enrich the students in Jamaica. Each year they send greater numbers of school supplies and provide positive role models for the Jamaican community. Keep up the good work. I have the belief that "our world is empowered by ordinary citizens giving of themselves extraordinarily".
Anika Sandy-Hanson, Ph.D.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Caribbean Student and Community Outreach Foundation is playing a great role in providing food, clothing, school supplies, books, toys and much more to over 1000 children and their families in the Island of Jamaica. I have had first-hand experience with the CASACO Foundation from the very inception of its development, in providing professional advice with respect to its Charter and obtaining its 501(C)3 status.

The educational and social needs of children in Jamaica are overwhelmingly grave, and CASACO Foundation is on the right path in helping to fulfil that need. I support CASACO's vision and will continue to do what I can to enhance its mission.

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I experienced the hard work of volunteers folding and paching clothes, toys and books in boxes to ship off to Jamaica.

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

Launch a fundraiser event to acquire a warehouse building that would provide more space to store the items donated and for volunteers to have more room to pack the boxes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jamaica and other Caribbean nations are often looked at for their beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, good food and more. But, too often we forget some of the real issues that plague these nations. CASACO Foundation is doing an awesome thing by championing efforts to further educate and inspire young people throughout various communities.

I am very familiar with the founders of this organization and strongly support their efforts to reach masses of young people, through their various program initiatives. They are working to open a library, to partner with local teachers to enhance the educational experience for kids as well as open a computer lab to further advance the skillsets of these young individuals; presenting them with opportunities to utilize what they have learned to enhance their quality of life.

Winning the Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit giveaway would help the CASACO Foundation to impact many lives and help to steer a generation in the right direction. Please support their efforts with this award.

Cecile Spence
Supporter of of the CASCO Foundation

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I have seen the lives of young people transformed through the efforts of this organization.

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I would not make any changes to the organization. They need the resources to advance their efforts.

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