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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Camille10


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

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.


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.

Previous Stories

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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Shernet D

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~

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.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar