NEW YORK, NY – In
2011, Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) launched the
“Educate A Child. Build A School. Strengthen A Nation”
Capital Campaign as part of the organization’s continued
effort to improve the lives of children in early
childhood institutions by providing a solid foundation
through education and improving the socio economic
condition of their surroundings.
In its efforts to raise $100,000 to rebuild Maxfield Park
Children’s Home Basic School in Jamaica, JAMPACT will host
the 2012 C.H.I.C. Benefit Gala on Saturday, June 16th
at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York, NY.
The event’s goal is to entertain and drive home the
importance of the organization’s cause of early childhood
education and raise the monetary funds needed for
construction of the new Maxfield Park Basic School.
The C.H.I.C. Benefit Gala will feature fabulous fashions
from designer, Teresa Sydonna, the presentation of the
prestigious JAMPACT Founders Award to Jamaican author,
journalist and former member of JAMPACT, Kellie Magnus,
great food, fine wines and much more. The C.H.I.C. event
also acknowledges Jamaica’s 50th Independence
Anniversary Celebration and Jamaica Diaspora Day.
Kellie Magnus is the founder of Jackmandora, a Caribbean
children's media company. She is the author of the popular
Little Lion series as well as books in the Ministry of
Education's Literacy 123 and BookStart Jamaica programs. She
serves on the boards of the Early Childhood Commission, the
Book Industry Association of Jamaica, the Caribbean
Publishers' Network and the National Library of Jamaica.
To date, JAMPACT has
raised 20% of the needed funds for the rebuilding project.
Maxfield Park Basic School (like most) in its impoverished
area, receives little or no funding from the government but
even more significantly, is a school whose entire student
population is either orphaned or abandoned. JAMPACT’s
efforts are not just to erect a building, but provide a
solid foundation and invest in the lives of our children for
an impactful future. All proceeds raised will go towards
Early bird tickets are available for $80.00 and can be
purchased up until May 15th. Regular admission is
$100.00. For tickets and more information please contact
Jamaica Impact Inc. "JAMPACT" is a certified 501(c) 3
non-profit organization consisting of a diverse group of
young Jamaican professionals, students and friends of
Jamaica whose mission is to use their collective energies,
intelligence, and resources to make positive contributions
toward the improvement of social and economic conditions in
Jamaica. JAMPACT works towards achieving its mission in two
distinct ways, through: Contribution to the policy debate
on economic growth and education and tangible contributions
to needy organizations in Jamaica. Their slogan “PROMISE,
commitment to creating change in Jamaica.