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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

16 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

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

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

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.

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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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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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.

Review from Guidestar

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

Review from Guidestar

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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Donor

Rating: 5

Growing up in a country where many kids specially young girls are not educated always inspired me to do something about it. The CASACO foundation is actually doing what i always dreamed of doing by providing books, toys, hygienic products to the less fortunate. They plan on opening a library, having local teachers come in and teach the kids how to read and write. The foundation will like to open a computer lab maybe renovate a school , support young athletes in the most deprived neighborhoods.
Winning the Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway will help the CASACO foundation change the lives of many.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor and a watchdog on behalf of children I have been involved and monitoring CASACO Foundation since its early days. My philanthropic contributions include five annual scholarships to local schools as well as support for a number of other non-profit causes. As a recipient of a “Champion for Children” award in my community, I am well aware of what it takes to make a difference and I can safely state that the passion that CASACO and its staff has demonstrated towards the improvement of their community and, in particular the children is exemplary. In today’s world, it has becomeincreasingly difficult to discern between true organizations or endowments. It is very important for private fortunes to become financial endowments that are given annually to colleges, universities and, in particular, private institutions. Clearly, some large educational institutions desperately needthese funds as part of their operating or capital requirements. From property improvements and state of theart equipment to endowed professorships, these funds fulfill a significant need. However, for individuals such as myself who believe that all children—not just a selective few—are entitled to a starting point from where to launch their lives, grassroots organizations are worthy of admiration. CASACO is one of these. And because none of us has a crystal ball that tells us where or when the next wave of leaders will emanate from, it is up to grassroots organization to lead the way, even in small dosages. We must remember that leadership—whether industrial, political, civic, or religious—lives deep inside our hearts and is usually fueled by a good mix of adversity and good will. CASACO is plantingseeds that will be harvested by these children as they near adulthood. Their work is not only essential, but should serve as a model for others to follow.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It amazes me how two person can affect thousands of children and families in need. This organization brings hope and strength to those who struggle with providing for themselves and other family members. Education is a valued asset amongst many who are unfortunate and Shernett and Tanya both, provide the tools needed for those who seek a better education and want the American dream. Whether its books, clothing, hygiene products or just a hot meal, it means a lot to those who don't receive it or have no way of getting it. Organizations like this particular one needs to stay alive. Not just to give, but to make people aware of the deep-rooted struggles and hardship of those on an island that is normally betrayed as just a awesome vacation spot. If any organization deserves $5,000 it should be the Caribbean Student and Community Outreach.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to the the Caribbean Student and Community Outreach Foundation more than a year ago, when I met Shernet Dixon-James. Having grown up in Jamaica, herself, Shernet is deeply committed to improving the lives of the children there. Her passion for and commitment to providing much-needed supplies to community schools and orphanages in Jamaica is evident. Traveling to Jamaica annually to work directly with school and orphanage administrators, Shernet devotes a tremendous amount of her time to raising funds and gathering supplies to send to Jamaica. My family has donated items that Shernet has been able to send to Jamaica for the children, as well. With Shernet's creativity and her knack for leveraging resources to benefit the Foundation, the $5000 available here can allow her to make a huge impact and change the lives of so many Jamaican children.

Review from Guidestar