Please make a tax deductible donation to support the distribution of crucial food staples and internet credit for desperate families in Jamaica. Any amount will make a difference in the lives of our young students. All children everywhere deserve food security and access to education. You can help!
Rockhouse Foundation (www.rockhousefoundation.org) is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) charity that has been transforming schools in and around Negril, Jamaica since 2004. The Foundation has built, expanded and renovated seven schools and the Negril Public Library and invested over US$5 million in projects and programs. All administrative and marketing costs are underwritten by Rockhouse & Skylark Hotels and Miss Lily’s so all donations directly support our work. The foundation has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children.
Jamaican communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 shut down of the island. Families need help putting food on their tables and navigating their children’s disrupted education. Families are suffering, and we are supporting them through this unprecedented calamity.
We are making weekly distributions of food staples to impacted families. Through our on-the-ground network we are prioritizing the most desperate, but the needs are beyond our current resources. We need your help supporting this special fund we have created to support our school families.
For a $12 donation you can provide staples for two weeks to a family (10 lb rice, 10 lb flour, 2 lb cornmeal, 2 lb sugar, 2 long life soy milk, 4 cans mackerel, 1/2 liter cooking oil).
Many children receive most of their nutrition at school. With schools not to re-open until September at the earliest, parents and teachers face a daunting challenge keeping up. Families struggle to effectively homeschool with prohibitively expensive access to the internet and few computers or devices at home. Simple obstacles become overwhelming and with our help we can make a HUGE difference. We are also sponsoring free wifi credit to facilitate home schooling for the children.
With your help we can broaden this initiative to include more families at each of our partner schools, and beyond, and reach thousands. Please make a donation to support this critical need.