HAPPY 61st ANNIVERSARY JAMAICA
JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE FOUNDATION, INC., (JIFI~NYC) is a 501(c)(3) accredited not-for-profit entity and was created to advocate for (a) women in crisis situations, (b) amateur youth athletes from Jamaica playing sports in the U.S. and abroad; and (c) underserved communities.
JIFI~NYC fundraises on behalf of a diverse array of public charities dedicated to the betterment of our diaspora at home and abroad as well as our global community.
2021 Events and 2022 "The People's Ball" - was our first venture post COVID-19 with our new committee, and like many first-time endeavors, it was accompanied by many challenges. It is important to acknowledge the fantastic support that was provided by our Board Members, Committee Members, and loyal Volunteers, along with the many words of encouragement which came from many persons within the diaspora and beyond.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors in 2022 and 2023, Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc., contributed to the following charities: (i)Safe Horizon - which is the leading victim services agency in the U.S. Each year, they empower more than 250,000 survivors of crime and abuse across New York City to find safety, hope, and healing. (ii) Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) - the majority of programs are dedicated to the residential care of children and adults with a range of developmental and physical disabilities. MSC also cares for children affected by HIV in Jamaica, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. (iii) Rose Town Foundation - their mission is to assist in creating opportunities for residents of the Rose Town community to improve the quality of their lives through active participation in development programs that enhance their built environment, socio-economic status, and community health. (iv)Karen’s Club's -mission is to empower patients of color with the knowledge and trust to pursue clinical trials that can save or extend their lives. 2023 CHARITIES: UJAA, USA, TEAM JAMAICA BICKLE AND LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL.
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2023 CALENDER OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS:
May 4, 2024
2024 CALENDER OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS:
As we seek to expand our sphere of supporters, we look forward to your generous contribution.
We welcome your participation in the following categories:
For more information on how you can join our organization and donate to our cause, please email Info@Jifinyc.org
To lead the investment in the human capital of our communities in the USA and Jamaica, which is guaranteed to positively impact the lives of those most underserved.
JIFINYC is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. All contributions (cash or in-kind) are tax deductible to the full extent of NY State and Federal laws.
OUR END OF YEAR GOAL IS TO RAISE $15,000.00
To celebrate Jamaica's Independence in New York and in doing so raise the resources needed to help women and families who have experienced crisis situations, and to support our youths from Jamaica in furtherance of their athletic skills and academic abilities.
Some Photos that appear on this site are credit of photographers: Ajamu Photography, The Jamaica Gleaner, RaMed Studios and other sources!
Donations and Contributions to the Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by New York State law.
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"THE OFFICIAL PEOPLE'S BALL" FUNDRAISING EVENT
celebrating Jamaica's 61st Independence was a success thanks to your kind support
Please continue to help support our charities and meet our goal of US$15,000 by Year's End.
Your generous donation of just $5, $15, $25 or any amount you can give will help our cause.
"Out Of Many, We Are One"