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                                                                                                          August 14, 2012

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REMINDER: General Body Meeting
Wednesday, Aug. 15th

You are invited to attend

JAMPACT's General Body Meeting on  

Wednesday, August 15th 


Ruder Finn

301 E. 57th Street, 4th Fl

Corner of 57th & 2nd Avenue

New York, NY


6:30pm - Networking

7:00pm - Meeting start time 


To RSVP or for questions please contact us at secretary@jampact.org or membership@jampact.org     

On Saturday August 4th, JAMPACT's Annual School Supplies and Toy Drive came to a close when a group of JAMPACT members and volunteers gathered at Transcontinental Express Shippers in Queens, NY, for the packing of the donated supplies and toys. Click here to view pictures.                       
It was a hot and humid day yet we meticulously sorted and packed the abundance of items collected for the children at Coles, Crescent Road, Maxfield Park and St Steven's basic schools. In addition to our adopted schools we will also provide school supplies to Jackson Basic School in Kingston, and 5 computers to Ebenezer Primary School in Manchester for their computer lab. JAMPACT will also donate projectors to Jamaica Reading Association, Ideal Enhancement Center, Alpha Primary School, Mico Teachers' College and Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning.  

We are pleased to announce that we grossed a record ten (10) barrels and five (5) large shipping boxes of supplies and toys. Items collected included backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, coloring books, learning tools, chalk, first aid kits, story books, markers, scissors, glue, rulers, construction paper, computers, teaching aids, among other. These supplies were shipped to Kingston, and we will distribute them to the schools during our Annual Service Trip occurring September 12-18th.

JAMPACT wishes to extend special thanks to Golden Krust Flatbush, Brooklyn, Lollipops Ice Cream & Gelato, Bronx, Laten's Restaurant, Queens, Golden Krust Sutphin Blvd, Queens and Sam's Caribbean Marketplace in West Hempstead for serving as drop-off locations for supplies. We also wish to express our gratitude to Wisconsin Toys, New York City, Brooks Memorial United MethodistChurch in Queens, Central Baptist Church, New York City, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Jamaica Yahso Club, Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School in Brooklyn, Dr. Mattis,of NYU and Dr. Ahluwalia  of Montclair State University, NJ and all who donated school supplies, toys, and cash to our drive. The success of this initiative is largely due to your generosity and willingness to ensure that our children are equipped with the learning tools necessary for their early childhood education.

We'd like to express a special thank you to the Education Committee for their diligence in collecting and delivering the supplies to the shipper, and we are extremely grateful to TransContinental Express Shippers for their continued commitment and generous sponsorship. Last, but not least, a very warm appreciation to our board members, general members, family and friends, strangers, and everyone who supported JAMPACT's Annual School Supplies and Toy Drive.
JAMPACT Education Committee

JAMPACT Calendar

General Body Meeting
Wednesday, August 15th
Ruder Finn
301 East 57th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY

Movie Screening of Chrissy
Sunday, August 26th
Columbia University
Please contact Horane Henry for more information.

Membership Appreciation Day
Saturday, September 8th
12pm - 8pm
Valley Stream State Park
Admission: FREE
Please contact membership@jampact.org for more information.

Annual Membership Trip to Jamaica

September 12-18, 2012 

If you are interested in going on the trip or plan on being Jamaica on those dates please contact Georgia McCarthy at  membership@jampact.org.  

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.   
If you're interested in serving on one of our committees email JAMPACT President



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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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