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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As a teacher, I am well aware of the many challenges and needs children within the Jamaican society face on a daily basis. It is indeed a fact that many of our children would achieve more if they could get a strong foundation and ultimately a sound education. Unfortunately, many of our students miss out on these opportunities because of the lack of resources and financial stability. As such I must say that I really recognize the effort that One Love 4 Kids is making to fill the gaps as they strive to improve the lives of children within the Jamaican communities. They have taken a holistic approach in the overall development and well-being of our Jamaican youths-which I am sure, will scaffold the younger generation and the Jamaican society at large. One Love 4 kids your efforts are invaluable, keep up the good work.
Nicole Ellis

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I applaud this non profit for all the hard work they do. They go beyond ht eave rage to give back and help others. They are truly a blessing and I would like to thank the owner and all the workers for the hard work they have done.. I look forward to seeing more great work from them .

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2012

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

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I am a friend of the founder of the charity and have been happy to donate to it over the past few years. This is truly a very low overhead charity, and I know that the organizers have spent a large amount of personal funds to sponsor various activities for the community. This is a great cause and very few charities are serving this overlooked need.

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improving the educational resources available to children in the Carribean islands.

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help them to promote the organization better to allow for more events and services.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

A very worth course for helping others achieve their dreams. This organization is embarking on a tough but yet an achievable mission. There is no doubt in my mind that they will accomplish their goal.

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In what they are doing for their community.

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The organization is doing just fine. I would not make any recommendations for change at this time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a staunch supporter and sponsor of CASACO foundation. CASACO foundation is a wonderful program that goes beyond the call of duty to help children achieve the basic skills that is sometime not offered to children of the inner city. The founder of CASACO Foundation travel to the Caribbean to lend aid to school official, by help providing school supplies, book bags, uniforms and even shoes to kids who cannot afford to these basic necessities. CASACO Foundation also organizes food drive for the children and brings in local official to speak to the children on how to achieve academic success. I am proud of the work that CASACO foundation do for the children and I am honored to be a support of such an organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This wonderful organization is providing necessities, support and school supplies to some of the poorest children in Jamaica. The send books, school supplies and other needed items to orphanages in Jamaica. What they are doing is teaching families and children and giving them the ability to get an education and to be able to support themselves in the future.

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Althought I have not personally been a part of this group except for donating to it's goals, I know that each dollar is being maximized by the group in charge and that the monies raised are going to doing good works.

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Try to findraise to get more money to them so that they can help more children. Education of the child is the most important thing anyone can do to improve our planet.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This foundation has been doing a great job for years, by reaching out to those who are less fortunate in life. With the help that many of there people get from this foundation, has been a blessing for them. This organization have many great plans to continue helping in other communities in Jamaica, but without continue support they will not be able to, and I hope they will continue to get donations so they can continue the great work they are doing.

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I have seen pictures and videos of the great work they are doing.

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I would try to donate more and be a volunteer on one of their trips.

 
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The Caribbean Student and Community Outreach (Casaco Foundation) is a great organization that is helping young children in many different ways strive for their highest potential. The founders of this organization want to help improve the way of life for the children of their native country of Jamaica. It is my pleasure to help in any way possible to this great cause.

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Seeing the joy it brings to the founders for being able to reach out to this young children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jamaica is often times seen as a shining jewel in the Caribbean to tourists who come to the island to escape from their everyday lives. They get to see the other amenities the island has to offer visitors but rarely see the true Jamaica. The true Jamaica consists of an island where kids go to bed sometimes with little to no food to eat at night and the clothes they wear are falling off of their backs. The parents of these children can hardly find the money to provide the basics which leaves the children having to manage with nothing a majority of the times.

The CASACO foundation is seeking to make an impact on some of these issues through various activities and community outreach programs throughout the island. On a recent trip to the they were able to hold several clothing drives that provided clothes to kids who are currently and have been in an orphanage for most of their lives. They have no family to turn to that can provide basic necessities but CASACO was able to do that. On another outing they were able to hold a community event where they put on a live show, provided a hot meal and also passed out books to children who could not afford them but were eager to learn.

Although the foundation is still in its infancy, with the right funding they will be able to make an impact on an island where the people are not as fortunate as others. It’s important to remember that helping others should not be something you do because you feel guilty but rather something you do because you have the means to do so and it’s the right thing to do. CASACO is an organization that will go on to impact the lives of many Jamaicans and hopefully can help provide the people of the island with the little comforts they otherwise might not be able to afford.

Dexter Phillips

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Seeing the clothes I donated being worn by the children and others.

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Secure a better line of funding for them

 
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