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!!!
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.
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.
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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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~
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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I have worked with the CASACO foundation as a board member for the past two years. I have personally been involved with the outreach that CASACO has provided in Jamaica. This past year I was able to take part in a service project in the Kingston neighborhood of Mountain View. About 200 children were treated to speakers, games, food and supplies for food. The foundaton included speakers from the government and the local police to try and ispire the children to do what is right in their community.
I also felt that the event could have been better organized in regard to the clean up after the event. We should have set up garbage bags throughout the facility in which the event took place so all of the garbage could have been deposited by the people who were discarding the garbage. Many people just dropped their food containers on the ground rather than in garbage bags.
Other than that I feel this particular event was a success due to the high volume of participants and the fact that everyone stayed for the entire event.
Supplies for the event were gathered in a number of different ways. Some of the supplies were purchased by the CASACO foundation officers at local stores. Other items were donated by CASACO contributors. We also collected items in White Plains, New York at a local Church of God, International congregation that we have partnered with for future events.
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