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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.

Community Stories

74 Stories 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

InspiretoHope

Client Served

Rating: 5

I do some fundraising to provide small bursaries to help students, particularly high school students, in Jamaica who are struggling to meet basic needs such as transportation costs, lunch, tuition fees n exam fees.

One Love 4 Kids has been a helping hand on more than one occasion for the above-mentioned.

Thank you to One Love 4 Kids, Shernet James for a generous heart n spirit. May you continue to be blesses!

Hope
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Anne148

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non-profit organization goes far beyond its' expectations for the children of the community. The volunteers are amazing and so are the organizers...... They really care about the needs of the children including their educational, material and basic fundamental needs. All of the requirements to grow healthy and happy, well-balanced children are strived for and are lovingly met with the help of internal and outside donations. I love helping in any way I can.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I have been with One Love 4 Kids since it's infancy.
I have seen both the progress and the challenges that we, as a organization,
have faced in helping our community both locally and abroad. Although we
have continue to face challenges, One Love 4 Kids has continued to offer supports to anyone with our limited resources.


OL4K prides itself on the our many charitable endeavors that we have embarked on. Our organization is one that believes that a healthy community is the best community. And as such, we continue to persevere through our most difficulty times. However, in order for us to continue doing our work, we well need both volunteers and additional funding.

With very limited funding, and volunteer help, OL4K continues to provides goods and services for various programs. The communities we serve greatly appreciate our contributions and we are very happy that we are able to provide help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of volunteering during a community literacy event organized by One Love 4 Kids. Families had the opportunity to meet an author and hear him read his books. Children made bookmarks, were given a book to take home, and participated in other fun activities designed to get them excited about reading. We were also excited to partner with our local community center, which hosted the afternoon. Job well done!

Rochelle8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to be associated with One Love 4 Kids. I have seen this organization help so many people all year round. They have changed lives and empowered individuals. They have provided more than material items to those that come in contact with them. They have provided advice, security, self help skills for persons and overall just positive reinforcement. It is also awesome to see kids of all ages involved in giving back. Continue to do what you do best One Love 4 Kids organization.

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info207 10/31/2016

Thanks and 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

1 Anchinesh T.

Donor

Rating: 5

One Love 4 Kids is a great non profit company that provides varies donation to people in need.

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you Anch 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

1 Jaci G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met the Founder and CEO of One Love 4 Kids, Inc. in 2010 when she volunteered to partner with me on a project. Shernet James and I partnered for the next four (4) years. Her organization, One Love 4 Kids, Inc. has helped me by providing funds for i) a nutrition program and ii) a sports program at a primary school in Jamaica. Some of the children also received personal effects, clothes, shoes etc.

With very limited funds, this organization has managed to host summer school programs for needy children. Volunteers and children were provided with lunch.

I am amazed now (as I was back then) as to how charitable, forward-thinking, tenacious and multi-faceted Shernet James is. She possesses a wealth of ideas on how to positively affect the lives of under-served and at-risk children globally.

One Love 4 Kids, Inc. has also provided tutoring services to children at no cost to families. Children were fed and instructed in spaces that were rented.

The efforts of this organization are thwarted by lack of funding. More volunteers are also needed.

I would love to see One Love 4 Kids, Inc. grow exponentially and reach more at-risk children.

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you Jaci. 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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great thing that this fundation is doing. Alot of families have be blest by their work and I hope they'll continue to do so.

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you Kennie. 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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful non profit willing to help even last minute!!

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you for sharing. 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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with One Love 4 Kids through their tutoring program. The students I tutor range from age 6 to 6th grade. What I like most is the joy that appears on a student's face when there is that 'aha' moment when a math concept finally makes sense. The frustration turns to joy. It warms the heart.

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info207 10/31/2016

Such an honor to have you on our team. Thank you!!! 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

Lula T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great non profit organization for helping kids learn different things; open their eyes to different possibilities for them. It's a great non profit organization for the kids!

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you Lula. 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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One love 4 kids is a grassroots effort that truly goes towards helping individuals in need.

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you. 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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has helped to transform the lives of children not only in the United States, but also internationally. Its grassroots efforts help to bring hope and inspiration to communities of children in need, as well as tangible resources that will impact their lives and continue to position them for success.

I have personally volunteered at a One Love 4Kids event, where I was afforded the opportunity to see firsthand of the joy that children received from being gifted with such necessities as clothing, shoes, books and more. This is the type of work that needs to be visible as well as celebrated!

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info207 10/31/2016

Thank you. 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

1 Ali D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just wanted to show my appreciation to OneLove4kids, they help me and my kids when I was on the brink of getting up and left all hope was gone, I loss my job and I was unable to send my kids to school. I was been about to be dragged to court by an lending agency I borrowed some money from to send my kids to school onelove4kids step up to the plate and took care of that loan for me which was giving me sleepless nights and I was unable to even relate to my kids I was miserable because I saw no way out. Thank you onelove4kids because as the book of proverbs said .. The Borrower is a slave to the Lender .. I was a slave and u freed me ... Thanks Thanks Thanks and keep up the good work

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info207 10/31/2016

Ali - I know it's been awhile. But thank you 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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand how this organization, ONE Love 4 Kids have help the children and families in Jamaica. I have traveled with them as a volunteer, seeing how happy many of these children was to receive a cooked meal, new books , clothes and shoes make it all worth while. Keep up the good work you are doing and I will continue to do my part and hope that others will join in to help these people.

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info207 10/31/2016

Gwen - I know it's been awhile. But thank you 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

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Rating: 5

I was able to see and experience first hand what the CASACO foundation did, I had volunteer with them at their annual Christmas treat in December 2010. The organizers and funders make sure that that every single child was fed and got their bag with goodies, which include book bags, pencils, crayons and other things that they were happy to have. Without this organization many of these children would not be able to have a clean pair of socks to put on Christmas day. I was happy to take some time out of my vacation to give a helping hand, if there were more organization like this one, that try to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate this world would be a better place to live in, I have seen the shine in the children eyes and the smile on their faces. A job well done on that day.

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Tamra L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen the positive impact from what this organization has done for the kids in the community of Top Range. The children are so grateful for the gift of books and clothes and toys. As a volunteer i am proud to be apart of such a wonderful organization that brings such happiness to kids.

TopRange D.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The Top Range Community Development Committee (TRCDC) is please to say that One Love 4 Kids is a very helpful organization that have helped several communities in Jamaica. The TRCDC will be working with the One Love 4 Kids to treat the kids of the community of Top Range, this will take place a few days before Christmas 2012. Keep up the good work One Love 4 Kids, we all appreciate it.

Audrey C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very happy to learn about One Love 4 Kids. It's an outreach organization that provide children with the necessary basic items needed for early childhood learning such as school supplies, uniforms just to name a few. May God continues to bless and give the founders, volunters and doners the strength to do such wonderful work. Keep up the good work and God bless you all.

Donor

Rating: 5


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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its always a pleasure to find time to give back, to anyone or anything,when then oppertunity came to be a voluteer for one love for kids i felt , blessed, honered and garteful to have returned to my community to give back. To give is to receive and thats what we do at one love for kids, we put a smile on a child face by just being present in these inner cities, we put a shoe on someones feet ,who might have been trodding the roads bare feet for decades, we allow all kids to go to school with supplies.These inner cities mark the dates to welcome us knowing full well , that they will be blessed somehow.Deuteronomy 15 vs 10 says give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the lord you god will bless you in all your work and everything you put your hand to.So here we an organization started by family funded by family giving in love and beleiving in faith for in to become bigger better and brighter. And receiving an abundant amount of gods blessing. I am HONOURED TO BE A volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am tremendously pleased with the work that One Love 4 Kids foundation is doing for the children in Jamaica. OL4K provide children with the basic necessity they need to thrive and grow, such as school supplies, uniforms, meals, medical and monetary aide. One Love 4 Kids is an inspiring Non-Profit foundation that children in Jamaica depends on, and look forward to especially during the holidays and back to school. But what I am especially proud of is the compassion the Co-founder of OL4K has toward the children of Jamaica. Giving back to our community / country should always be an important part of our lives, but she has made it her life mission and that is inspiring. Thanks for all you do.

Mike Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One Love 4 Kids has been a wonderful and very helpful nonprofit foundation that has helped many less fortunate children in Jamaica. It has given the children a better chance of having a well developed education and livelihood. For the period of time that One Love 4 Kids has been in action, it has left a good impression.

Donor

Rating: 5

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 .

Lalla D.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 4

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 3

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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Board Member

Rating: 4

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~

Suzette R.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very pleased for all the work this charity has been doing for the past years. I am particular happy that disabled children are their number one priority. This has shown me that we should never lose hope in whatever we are doing. The love and support that this organisation has given to the less fortunate can only come from God.
May God continue to bless and strengthen the founders, volunteers, donors and anyone that has contributed to this cause.
Continue the excellent work you are doing, I am assured it is well received...

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer of the casaco foundation and watching these ladies work is a marvel. They are so enthused and energetic towards helping people. The top Range event was a huge success as persons of all ages came out and supported the event held for children. The police , education minister and others were among those who supported the cause and the children benefitted greatly. I am proud to say i played apart in the event and that this foundation is one of its kind and should continue the great work of helping and changing peoples lives. CASACO foundation is the only foundation that should be given the honour and be graced with the prize of $5000.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve as a Board Member for the CASACO Foundation. This foundation is helping uplift the lives of impoverished Jamaican children who live in orphanages and underprivileged neighborhoods. In 2007, CASACO foundation provided over 1000 children and their families with basic necessities such as food, clothing, and school supplies. These efforts have increased in numbers and magnitude each year. Since Ms. Dixon-James travels to the Carribean every year to facilitate the foundation activities. These activities have helped uplift the lives of children, their families and in turn their neighborhoods. They have also helped promote literacy development and academic success. I am a firm believer in giving back and Shernet Dixon-James has shown us how to do this through her leadership on the foundation. Winning the $5000 would really help the foundation reach more children and communities in the Carribean.

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Sandra D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Prior to the chidrens treat preporations were beind made to purchase foood items,decorations and prepoations of gifts for the children, for December twenty second two thousand and ten at 3Kirkwood Way Kingston 3.
Each person was given tasks for the sucess of the treat. Meals were donated by The Peace Management Initiative (PMI) other meals were prepared by Miss Sandra Dixon such as Baked Chicken, Curried Chicken,pasta salads vegetable salads , Chicken foot soup,
Rice and peas, Cup cakes and cookies . Miss Shawna Dixon helped with preporation of Sandwiches and juice, Mr Ashley Dixon Reid helped with the photograhy and musical entertainment. Dawn Gray was in charge of the distribution of the gifts, Mrs Trecia Johnson help with sharing of meals,there were so many people just doing their best to make this evenyt a sucess.
Despite the programme running for long hours the children enjoyed every aspects of the event, they playing games and eating the delicious foods that were provided. Based on the sucess of the event I recommend this programme to be held annually.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The New Providence Primary School in kingston Jamaica is a beneficiary of the generosity of the CASACO Foundation. On December 14, 2010 through founder Sherenette Dixon the school was the recipient of various school supplies including dictionaries novels workbooks notebooks, pencils, pens,and art supplies. Many of our students are from economically challenged communities some of whom come to school without the necessary school supplies for working. the supplies received will assist us in catering to the needs of some of our students.
Thank you CASACO for reaching out to us. We appreciate your help.

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Chanelle G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am a firm believer in paying it forward. The Casaco Foundation embodies paying it forward. I have known the founder for several years, and know how near and dear this foundation is to her. Having other friends who currently reside in Jamaica, I am fully aware of the numerous economic and educational hardships that plague the island nation. With the aid of organizations such as Casaco, the less fortunate citizens of Jamaica are provided with opportunites that would normally not be met. The opportunity to win a grant would not only be a great reward for thier hard work, but it would also be an honor, as it shows recognition for an honest and legitimate foundation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The CASCO Foundation is a foundation founded by Mrs. Shernet Dixon-James. This foundation has helped hundreds of children in the Top Range community and thousands all over Kingston Jamaica. I volunteered for some of the events host by Mrs Dixon-james and I was able to witness first hand what this foundation is caple of and how it can make a difference in so many peoples lives. Many of the children that participated in the events were very grateful for what she is trying to do and because of this were able to do things that they werent able to do before. They enjoyed themselves and were able to be themselves and act like the children tha they are. This foundation has help so many of the less fortunate accomplish so much and open the eyes of the fortunate in seeing that giving a little can make a BIG difference.

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Dawn G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Casaco foundation was founded by Mrs. Shernet Dixon-James a Jamaican who grew up in a very humble home with her mother and four sisters. Due to her trying circumstances like going to school and receiving other basic needs growing up, she always demonstrate a passion for helping those who are in a similar situation. Hence the forming of this foundation.
For the past three years she has visited Jamaican inner city communities, her alma mater Providence Primary School, homes for the disabled and also homes for boys and girls who are less fortunate than others. I have been a volunteer for her organization for these yeas because I see the benefits, joy and smiles it brought to all these faces whom have benefited from her foundation.
What I admire about the foundation is that the founder herself gives a lot of hands on contribution as nothing is too difficult for her to do. She makes presentations, she shares with the children, reads for them, sings for them and cries with them. She finds out their individual interest and makes them available. She makes things happen. Things are not just promised, they are being delivered.
Some of the supplies which are donated to these less fortunate children are books and stationeries, clothing and shoes, bags for school and for special needs, equipment to help students grasp learning concepts easier.
I remember Christmas 2010, the foundation held a treat in Kingston Jamaica, Mountain View. In my view that was the treat for the year. The children and their parents came out looking forward to have a lovely time and they did. They were feted with speeches from representative from the Ministry of Education, constable and inspector from the police force both encouraging the children to be exemplary citizens. Dinner, ice cream, cakes drinks soups, sweets, giveaways of educational items were made available.
Children were allowed to show piece their talent and basically to be themselves.
The Casaco Foundation was also involved in another treat in the Mountain View Back Bush area which again gave satisfaction to many people. The aim of Casaco is to take their donations and what they believe in all over the Caribbean. I wish them all the best.

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Diana G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through the launch of the CASACO Foundation, Shernet Dixon has helped hundreds of less fortunate children across Jamaica through the distribution of school supplies, food items, toiletries, etc.
Too often the social problems of illiteracy, hunger, and even poverty are overlooked or sheltered under the 'wings' of jamaica's sceneries, hotels, night life and culture on a whole. This foundation lends itself not only by donating essentials but also dedicates time and energy into the needs of others.
Shernet Dixon, through CASACO, gives hope, support and inspires youths especially with the desire to achieve what the mind can conceive.

Mike R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization has been very helpful to children in Jamaica who don't have a lot. I volunteered to help Mrs.Shernet Dixon-James because what she has chosen to do with her life is very appreciative. During her stay in Jamaica I have helped to distribute school supplies and foodstuff to children's homes, schools and also the community in which she resided for her duration in Jamaica.

At the children's home we took pictures giving the supples to the children and also speaking to the founder. Mrs.Shernet Dixon-James has shown that help can come from anyone. Her organization has made people feel that there is a sense of hope in living.

In December 2010, a treat was held for approximately 200 children in the community of Top Range in Mountain View in Kingston, Jamaica. Clothing, foodstuff, dinner among other items were distributed.

The organization that Mrs.Shernet Dixon-James has founded is still growing but the courage and strength that the founders have towards it is sure to make it a well distinguished and worthy organization some day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The exemplary work done by Mrs. Shernet Dixon-James and her sister Mrs. Tanya Dixon-Phillips (founders of CASACO) shows that every one of us can make a difference.

These young ladies along with their fellow board members and volunteers have worked tirelessly and selflessly to bring what seemed at first a wild idea to something much more tangible...an organization that is making a difference in the life of poor at underprivileged kids in communities across the Caribbean.

Their absolute commitment to helping these kids is the fuel which drives their efforts and has transmitted itself to the other board members, donors and volunteers like myself.

In December 2010, after spending months of canvassing donations of everything from cash to foodstuff to clothes and shoes to diapers and toys, the foundation put on a treat for approximately 200 kids in the community of Mountain View in Kingston, Jamaica.

The event was well organized and very well received by the kids who benefited from it as well as their parents.

It was hard to tell who enjoyed the treat more, the kids who we catered to or the parents who enjoyed a couple of hours of downtime while at the treat, or us the volunteers who took great pleasure in catering to kids.

CASACO is still a growing organization but the steadfast commitment shown by its founders and their infectious enthusiasm will ensure its success in the years to come

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am a believer a firm believer that Education is the key to lift disadvantage societies from the trappings of our stratified society, and I applaud CASACO for doing this important work. Many NGO's fail to advance their ambitious program by neglecting the basic needs one has in order to take advance of education provided. That is where CASACO comes in: to help communities old and young overcome the dificulties that prevent them from being educated. Their assistance program empower individuals to focus in their education in not on the basic and everyday necessities that many of them lack. Good Job CASACO!

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Donor

Rating: 4

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Casaco Foundation is a awesome foundation providing, school suplies, clothing, and other services to many families that are in need in Jamaica. These young women and men now see the posibility of a successful future through this foundation. With continue support from us all.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to know all about this organisation, I was given a brief description and insight into what the plans were, I must commend and say job well done but it doesn't end there, we love our Caribbean island and we would like to see it grow to a first world country the work that CASACO FOUNDATION has done will go a long way, they have donated time effort and money to make this a world class organisation continue the good work guys and I hope to volunteer soon.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think what this organization is doing is very heart warming for the brutal world that we live in where everyone is all for themselves. I have observed what this organization did in December for the kids in Jamaica. I thought it to be very nice and genuine in the sense that what was done not for any alterior motive. Keep up the good work guys.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Casaco Foundation since 2007. I have seen the impact that Casaco Foundation has made in the lives of more the 1000+ children in the top Range Community and other communities, schools and orphanages in Jamaica.
Casaco Foundation has work very hard to provide food, clothing, books, school supplies, toiletries, toys, special education equipment and more to so many children in need. As a result, many children in Jamaica now have access to material needed for school. The members of Casaco foundation has worked diligently to get funds to cover the cost of shipping items to Jamaica and clearing them from customs. I have seen firsthand how the foundation president worked hard in 2010 to obtain a waiver from the Ministry of Education in Jamaica in order to clear a shipment of 3 boxes and 5 barrels containing books, backpacks, clothing, calculators, crayons, personal hygiene products and other school and personal supplies that the children need. These items were donated to New Providence Primary School, Hope Valley Experimental School, Jamaica Christian Boys Home, St. Anthony’s Children Home, Best care Children’s Home, and children in the Top Range, Backbush Community and neighboring communities.
Casaco Foundation is making it possible for many children to be exposed to literacy materials which arevery important for success in life and beyond. The foundation is working to revitalize a school in school in Kingston, and they are also trying to sponsor abuse children living in orphanages. Casaco Foundation is also looking to assist the Top Range Community implement and mentoring program, library and computer lab. This is all good stuff, but we need money and support to make it happen.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

The Casaco Foundation is an amazing program with a very important vision. Thanks to them, many children are given opportunities that they otherwise may not have had. In this country, we often take our resources and benefits for granted while others suffer. We should all become involved with this foundation so that we can be educated and do our part to help in any way we can. I am happy that there are foundations such as this one trying to make a difference. A little help goes a very long way!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I am very proud of the work of this organization. The Caribbean is a very beautiful place yes But beyond the warm sun, beautifl beaches there are many problems , problems that goes unseen. one of which is the affordability of education. This foundation will assist and positively impact the lives of many and they have my 100% support

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am truly proud of the work this organization is doing. Too many times, attention is only placed in African nations and not in this part of the hemisphere(the Caribbean) where there are many persons in need of very basic needs such as food, clothing even running water! Truly applaud this charity. Great initiative!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great charity and I happily donated my clothing and household items to them when I was preparing to move. They even donated some items I gave them no questions asked to Goodwill that they couldn't use for their project. And gave me the receipt as well. This was very generous of them and saved me time as well.

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