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How you can Donate Clothing to the National Children’s Home after the Fire

A fire that broke at the National Children’s Home on Friday, August 9, 2019.

A firefighter reported that the entire section of the upper floor of the two-story National Children’s Home was destroyed last Friday, August 9.

The Jamaica National Children’s Home in Papine, St Andrew is a facility that provides care and protection for children rescued from poverty and neglect. It was opened in 1973 as a branch of Britain’s National Children’s Home.

It is unkown how the fire began, but thankfully, of the 38 children housed at the facility, there were no known injuries. The children were between 8 and 17 years old and have been relocated to another facility.

The fire took place just 4 days after caregivers at the Jamaica National Children’s Home participated in a fire drill at the facility. The caregivers were equipped and able to act rationally and quickly when 2 children were asleep while the fire had started. They were able to save their lives.

There have been recent fires at other Children’s homes, so the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) will be inspecting and conducting fire drills at other Children’s Homes soon.

A section of the National Children’s Home destroyed by the fire on Friday, August 9, 2019. [Photo: The Jamaica Gleaner – August 10, 2019]
The Children from the home are now in need of clothing items and toiletries as soon as possible.

*** How to Contribute ***

The National Children’s Home daily up until 5pm.


A Donation drop off point at 9 Christopher Road, Stony Hill, St. Andrew between 9am and 4pm.

Contact: 876.469.4100

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Support Gift of Love Ja’s Back to School Stationery Drive!

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Gift of Love Foundation Jamaica Ltd.  has found that the 3 common reasons that prevent children in rural areas from attending school are food, shoes and back to school supplies.

Let us join and support Gift of Love Ja’s Back to School Drive to lessen the chance of children facing those obstacles in the back to school season.

Help to Build a Brighter Future and a Better Jamaica!

Gift of Love Foundation Jamaica Ltd

Email: giftofloveja@gmail.com

Instagram/Facebook: @giftofloveja

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Skunk Nation brings Car Enthusiasts together for a Cause

First of all, what is Skunk Nation? Skunk Nation represents Jamaica’s ‘Stinkest’ (Eye catching), finest machines a.k.a. cars. Whether it’s the paint job, rims, tints etc., it is all about the time, effort, skill and vision becoming reality while building and supporting local at the same time.

Two Saturdays ago, Skunk Nation had their annual ‘Xmas Charity for the Kids’ that Suga attended at Susie’s Bakery in South Dale Plaza, which brought Skunk rides by different teams across Jamaica together for a good cause.

Persons were asked to bring gifts to drop in their gift drums or to make monetary donations.

Cars were on display of course and Dancehall Artiste, Tanto Blacks made quite a memorable appearance. It was an exciting night of dancers, music and freestyling.

Throughout the night as the liquor flowed and the vibe got ‘rich’, persons felt more inclined to drop money in the boxes carried around by Skunk Nation’s team of girls.

Donations such as strollers and more were handed over to Mary’s Child Girls Home last week with the aid of sponsors, Truck Stop, Sparkles Productions, Chun Scents, Ship n’ Go and KMS Distributors to name a few.

Nicholas Lue hands over some donations to Ms. Williams of Mary’s Child Girls Home last week

Well done Skunk Nation!

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