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                                                                                                                February 28, 2012

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Unfortunately, our February 29th lecture with Dr. Jacqueline Mattis has been postponed to a later date.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  We will publish the new date and location once it has been determined



We are seeking volunteers for our C.H.I.C. II event to be held at The Dimenna Center in NYC benefiting the rebuilding of Maxfield Park Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica. We are seeking volunteers on the day of the event, such as, bartenders, servers, ushers and makeup artists.  Volunteers enter the event free of cost. For more information about how you can assist please contact Akelia Lawrence/Tisha Innis at fundraising@jampact.org.

JAMPACT's 2011-2012
 Educate A Child - Build A School -
Strengthen A Nation Raffle! 
All proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of Maxfield
Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica 

 raffle flyer


Grand Prize: A week stay for 2 at the Mangowalk Country Club
1st Prize: 32inch flat screen TV
2nd Prize: Tablet
3rd Prize: Kindle Fire
4th Prize: GPS
5th Prize: Wine & Cheese basket
6th Prize: $100
*Person who sells the most tickets will win a spa/aromatherapy basket.
Contact secretary@jampact.org to get your tickets today !


Tax Tips on Charitable Donations

Making a charitable donation to JAMPACT is tax-deductible, but there are some guidelines you should bear in mind.  Here are 8 tax tips from the IRS to get the most deductions from your taxes when you make your donations.


1. Your contributions must be made toward a qualified organization, such as JAMPACT. 


2. Charitable contributions must be stated in Form 1040 and itemized in Schedule A.


3. Sometimes, the charity may give you a gift or other form of benefit such as tickets to a dinner for free.  You should deduct the fair market value of these benefits from the amount of your contributions when applying for the deduction.  Then only the net balance is to be considered for tax deduction.


4. If you make a non-cash contribution such as stocks, household items, clothes etc, they should be in good condition. These items must be assessed for their fair market value and this value used in tax deduction. However, if you donate vehicles, other special rules apply.  Fair market value of any property is generally defined as the price between a willing seller and a willing buyer who both have reasonable knowledge of all relevant facts. Neither seller nor buyer should be under pressing need to sell or buy.


5. If your contribution in cash or in kind is $250 or more, you should furnish the IRS with a bank record, payroll deduction records or a written acknowledgment from the charitable organization showing the amount of cash and a description of the non-cash property contributed.  If your total deduction for all non-cash contributions for the year is over $500, you must complete and attach IRS Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, to your return.


Please refer to Publication 526, Charitable Contributions for further information. 

GOODSEARCH- How You Can Raise Money for JAMPACT through Simple Everyday Actions! 

What is GoodSearch?
What is GoodSearch?

Make GoodSearch your home page and primary search engine. Be sure to select JAMAICA IMPACT as your charity and receive 1 cent for each search you make.  


When you search online and shop using GoodShop.com, a donation is made directly to JAMPACT. Retailers include Target, Apple, Macy's, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Gap, and PETCO among others. GoodShop also offers coupons and free shipping deals. You Save and Do Good.

The process is very simple:
* Go to GoodShop (http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx).
* Select JAMAICA IMPACT as your charity.
* Search the internet and select your favorite store.
* You will be linked to that store and offered special coupons.
* Shop and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to JAMPACT at no cost to you.

JAMPACT Calendar


Raffle Drawing

March 28, 2012


Save The Date

June 16, 2012  

C.H.I.C. II Gala

Venue:  The DiMenna Center- The Cary Hall

Event Time - 7pm

Ticket Price: $100

Community Events 


Volunteers Needed!

JAMPACT needs your passion, enthusiasm, talent, skills and anything you want to give to make a difference! Visit here for a listing of volunteer needs. 
Volunteer Needs Include:
Event Planners
Grant Writers
Web Administrator
Graphic Designers
Public Relations
Individual Donor 
If you're interested in serving on one of our committees email JAMPACT President



Sponsorship Information
We invite you to consider advertising your event, product or service in our newsletter, facebook page and on Jampact.org. This is a good opportunity for you to get your message out to target Internet users. Please contact our Communications Committee for rates at communications@jampact.org
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           Maxfield Park Basic School                                                          St. Stevens Basic School 

            Cole's Basic School                                                                      Crescent Road Basic School

Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to use our collective energy, intelligence and resources to influence and improve socio-economic conditions, which affect Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora by (i) developing social welfare programs, with particular focus on educational initiatives targeting youth (ii) facilitate research, stimulate constructive dialogue and raise public awareness on topical issues; and (iii) provide opportunities and resources to grow and strengthen the network of young professionals, students and friends of Jamaica.     

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