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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Have Fun Playing Golf for Charity Tomorrow!


If you aren’t Spinning for Breast Cancer at Pedal and Wheel or doing Yoga in the Hills tomorrow, come on out to Play in Phoenix Lodge’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Constant Spring Golf Club!

You can play, have fun and win lots of prizes. But most importantly, you will be contributing funds to the National Children’s Home, Port Royal Basic School, Port Royal Scholarship Fund and the Caribbean Maritime Institute Scholarships.

Please Support and make this a memorable event.

For more information:

Ph: 876-381-5035

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TBT to Rotaract Club of Kingston’s Partnership Project with Every Mikkle Jamaica!

Rotary and partners in Rotary, Rotaract, serve their communities wherever they see a void and opportunity for improvement. They also help with developing young minds and develop their own members personally and professionally as well.

Every Mikkle Jamaica is another non-profit organization that creates positive memories for Jamaica’s Orphaned and at-risk children.

The Rotaract Club of Kingston partnered with Every Mikkle Jamaica and visited the National Children’s Home in Papine during World Rotaract Week in March of this year.

They interacted with the kids, assisted with repairs to their Chicken coop, donated 100 baby chicks and stationery.


President of the Rotaract Club of Kingston, Pierce Ramsay (Left) looks on with the kids of National Children’s Home as baby chicks get settled into a new home

Pure awesomeness from Rotaract Club of Kingston and Every Mikkle Jamaica, helping to Build a Better Jamaica.

For more information on these non-profit organizations and how you can join, participate or contribute, check out the following:

Rotaract Club of Kingston:

Instagram: @rotaractclubofkingston


Every Mikkle Jamaica:

Instagram: @everymikkleja