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The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

Jamaica

Accommodation

The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

Project #1

Alpha Boy's School/Home is our charity partner. Children are assigned to Alpha by the Child Development Agency after the child is determined to be in need of services by the family court system. Founded in 1880, Alpha has been administered since 1890 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, a catholic order of nuns. The Alpha Boy's School and Home has 100 children between the ages of 8 and 18. Alpha offers vocational training in agriculture, music, tailoring, wood working and screen printing. Of the vocations taught at Alpha Boys School, music has been the most prolific.

Needs

School Supplies:
Book bags, Chalk, Colored construction paper, Colored pencils, Compasses, Craft scissors, Crayons, Dry erase markers, Erasers, Glue sticks, Handheld pencil sharpeners, Markers, Notebooks, Pencils, Pencil cases/bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar calculators, Watercolor paints and paint brushes

Reference Materials:
Dictionaries, in English

Flash Cards:
Math flash cards, Word flash cards, in English

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books, Exercise Books, General Science Textbooks, Language/Grammar Textbooks, Math Textbooks, in English

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working laptops

Music Instruments:
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, Xylophones

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids

Clothing:
Team uniforms/knits for soccer, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels, Bed linens, Linen sets

Health:
Antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of soap, Deodorant, Multivitamin tablets, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Washing powder


Project #2

Missionaries of the Poor, started in 1981 in Jamaica. Led by Father Richard Ho Lung, and a group of Brothers, they began their work in a government-run house for the homeless destitute and aged. They were successful in opening the consciousness of the public to the needs and struggles of the poor. They continued their outreach,by also working with prisoners where they helped to bring to light the need for rehabilitation among prisoners, not mere isolation. The community thus began with two successful projects in its early years.

Needs

Reference Materials:
Dictionaries, in English

Flash Cards:
Alphabet flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, in English

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump ropes, Netball/basketballs, Soccer balls

Clothing:
Bras, New or gently used children's clothing, New or gently used children's shoes, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels, Bed linens, Light blankets, Linen sets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic serving bowls, Plastic serving cups, Plastic serving plates, Pots, Serving spoons

Health:
Antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Hand cream, Multivitamin tablets, Plastic gloves, Sanitary napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, Washing powder

Project #3

The Open Arms Drop-In Centre is a non-government organization which aims to play an integral role in the eradication of homelessness by caring for the homeless in a loving atmosphere. Established in November 2006, they operate a Day Centre for homeless adults (male & female). They have some basic facilities to house a few persons on a live-in basis, but take a lot of persons off the street daily to feed them, offer them a bath and haircut, and teach them basic skills in farming, hair dressing and office skills.

Needs

Clothing:
Bras, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels, Bed linens, Light blankets, Linen sets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic serving bowls, Plastic serving cups, Plastic serving plates, Pots, Serving spoons

Health:
Antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of soap, Deodorant, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Hand cream, Multivitamin tablets, Plastic gloves, Sanitary napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, Washing powder

Art Supplies:
Fabric scissors, Knitting needles, Needles, Thread

Project #4

The Marie Atkins Shelter in downtown Kingston, which is run by the Poor Relief Department, provides solace for over 100 men and women each night. The Poor Relief Department states that at least half of the hundreds who roam Kingston's streets in the day and sleep wherever they can in the nights, are mentally stable. Most are just unable to afford to pay rent, others are drug addicts and deportees while others have been affected by fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters and have not been able to return to their homes.

Needs

Clothing:
Bras, Underwear

Linens:
Bath towels, Bed linens, Light blankets, Linen sets

Kitchen:
Bowls, Pans, Plastic serving bowls, Plastic serving cups, Plastic serving plates, Pots, Serving spoons, Spatulas

Health:
Antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Hand cream, Multivitamin tablets, Plastic gloves, Sanitary napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, Washing powder

Project #5

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica is the largest charity organization in Jamaica. Food For The Poor, Inc., located in Florida, USA, is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States. It is an interdenominational organization that assists the poor in 17 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. FFP partners with a number of stakeholders including churches, non-governmental and private sector organizations, children’s homes and service organizations throughout the island that deal directly with the poor to fill thier most urgent needs and to encourage self-sufficiency. Our goal is to improve the health, economic, social and spiritual conditions of the men, women and children we serve through emergency relief aid and ministries in the areas of housing, food, medical, water, sanitation, education, agriculture, outreach and micro-enterprise.

Needs

Reference Materials:
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, in English

Flash Cards:
Alphabet flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, Alphabet flash cards, in English

Wall Charts:
Language educational wall charts, Math educational wall charts, Science educational wall charts, in English

Text/Reading Books:
Age Appropriate Story Books, Exercise Books, Language/Grammar Textbooks, Math Textbooks, in English

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump ropes, Soccer balls

Linens:
Bath towels, Bed linens, Linen sets

Health:
Antibiotic ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair brushes, Hair pins and elastic hair bands, Hand cream, Multivitamin tablets, Plastic gloves, Sanitary napkins, Shampoos, Tampons, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, Washing powder

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.