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New Kingston Rotaract takes Care of Downtown’s Homeless for a Day

Photo: @nkrcjamaica

It was like Spa Day and a Health Fair all in one for Downtown’s Homeless last Saturday at the Marie Atkins Shelter.

The homeless had their Medicals done, Teeth cleaned by the Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Hair groomed by the Kingston Central Police Division and Kumeas Hair Perspective and Eyes tested by the Lion’s Club of Mona.

Photos: @nkrcjamaica

The National Council for Senior Citizens signed up eligible persons for Senior Citizen IDs as well.

Photo: @nkrcjamaica

Canned food was donated to the Shelter and Clothing and Care Packages including Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap etc. were distributed to the members of the Homeless Community of Downtown, Kingston.

Kudos to the New Kingston Rotaract Club for hosting a day that surely should have made an impact on the lives of many Homeless persons. Of course they couldn’t have done it all on their own. Many Organizations joined efforts for the cause.

Kudos to their Partners: Kingston Central Police Division, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Lion’s Club of Mona, Kumeas Hair Perspective, National Council for Senior Citizens, Calabar Interact Club, St. George’s Interact Club.

Thanks and Praises to their Sponsors: National Health Fund, Optimum Trading Ltd, Food for the Poor, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Hospital Supplies, Tanya’s Body Care, Kirk Distributors, Rotary Club of New Kingston, Federated Pharmaceuticals, Dental and Medical Supplies Ltd.

Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

One Jamaica. One Love.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Support this Clothes and Canned Food Drive for the Homeless


As we have gotten our start to the New Year, we may start to wonder how we are going to restock our fridges after all the Christmas leftovers have finished and it isn’t even the end of January yet. So imagine the Homeless after the most generous time of 2017 is over. They may have run out of food supplies too.

When shopping or if you have any extra in the cupboard, please pick up a few Canned Food items and support the New Kingston Rotaract Club’s Canned Food drive that lasts until this Thursday, January 11. If you happened to skip cleaning out the closets at the end of 2017, they are having a Clothes Drive as well. Note that Monetary Contributions are accepted too and the New Kingston Rotaract Club is based in New Kingston, Jamaica.

Donated items will help to feed and clothe the Homeless at the Marie Atkins Shelter in Downtown, Kingston. The shelter is run by The Poor Relief Department and feeds and clothes a bit over 100 homeless persons each night.

Please email newkingstonrotaract@gmail.com,text or call 876-387-2827 or 876-357-0308 to find out where you can drop off your donations. 

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30 see how you can join them!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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