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#1 jawedding

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    Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:55 PM

    We would like to donate to a Jamaican charity, but we're having some trouble finding/choosing one. It's also hard to know which are reputable..

    Does anybody have any suggestions?
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    #2 amqueens

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      Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:31 AM

      Great question! Can't wait to hear some replies!!
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      #3 jenninjamaica

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        Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:33 AM

        I don't know much about specific charities, but my fiance and I always like to help underprivileged schools, so our WC found a local school in Negril in need of school supplies and we are asking our guests to bring down a few items and we will add it to our bigger donation to give to the school.

        Just an idea!
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        #4 CHAKLIT

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          Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:33 PM

          My mom is part of an association that helps the community where she is from in Jamaica...

          The website(pardon it's appearance -- I'm helpin them to maintain it in my free times) is

          Brown's Hall Organization

          Most of the members are living in the US, but contribute their time and money helping their home land. If you have any questions, send me a PM.
          I've booked Heather Parker for my photographer for my April 2, 2011 wedding in Ochi Rios, Jamaica. If anyone is getting married in Jamaica days before or after me and is interested sharing her travel expenses to save few wedding budget bucks, let me know. Take a look at her work for Moon Dance...

          #5 LadyD

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            Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

            I like this idea. JAWEDDING...what did you end up choosing?
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            #6 hwannamaker

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              Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

              We are thinking of doing this as well! Instead of favours we are thinking of making a small donation in each of the guests names!

              #7 JenniferSS

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                Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

                Sandals has a foundation/charity that assist all sorts of projects in Jamaica and the Caribbean- I think you can even specify where you want teh money to go! can't remember the name of it off hand!

                #8 stacey0423

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                  Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:12 PM

                  I think this is the charity I will be choosing:

                  Issa Trust Foundation - Enriching Lives in Jamaica

                  #9 jawedding

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                    Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

                    we ended up choosing children of jamaica outreach (COJO), they have done SO many great things.. after I made my donation, the guy actually called to say thank you, he said most of their donations come from companies that are solicited, and they rarely get donations unexpectedly.. we also donated to world vision to haiti
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                    #10 blumenthale

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                      Posted 19 February 2010 - 11:29 AM

                      Great idea. And, less cumbersome then OOT bags.




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