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GoInspired Jamaica Foundation's Fundraiser:

Buy A Sleeping Bag For A Homeless Person

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owner profile imageEMPWR Coats given to homeless for Christmas
December 27, 2017

This Christmas GoInspired Jamaica Foundation as happy to present homeless individuals in Manchester, Jamaica.  See more

BENEFITING: The Empowerment Plan

GoInspired Jamaica Foundation

THE STORY:

We Care for the Homeless is a project by GoInspired Jamaica Foundation established to raise funds to purchase 10 EMPWR coats for homeless persons in Jamaica. These coats are water-resistant jackets that transform into sleeping bags.


Background Information 

According to the Board of Supervision Homelessness Survey conducted in 2012, a total of one thousand and fifty seven (1,057) individuals were identified as homeless in Jamaica. The breakdown is 913 (86%) males and 144 (14%) females. In terms of the age group majority of persons were in the 40-59 age range (52%), under 20 years (1%); 20-39 years (27%) and 60 years and over (20%). The Homelessness Survey also revealed the following in terms of the predisposing factors to homelessness in Jamaica, please note that persons were affected by more than one factor:


- Mental illness (34%) 

• Other unknown causes (14%) 

• Family problems (9%)

- Substance use and dependence (6%) 

• Eviction (6%) 

• Deportation (5%) 

• Medical disability (5%) 

• No money (4%) 

• Indigent (4%) 

• Unemployed (3%) 

• Elderly (3%) 

• Release from prison (0.5%) 

• HIV/AIDS (0.5%) 

Data provided by RSVp Caribbean Volunteers.

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$750

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  • Bex Jackson

    $50

  • Pouchie Mac

     

  • Jamaicans Against Violence

     

  • Mary Toth

    $125

  • Yue Wu

    $250

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17% Raised of$4,300 Goal

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The Team: $750 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

GoInspired Jamaica Foundation

Amount Raised

$750

 

17% Raised of$4,300 Goal

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Tamara Blackburn

Amount Raised

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Marsha J

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Donor Comments

Yue Wu

Yue Wu

DONATION: $250

in memory of my mother Ms XC Wang, who was always looking for ways to help others. 9 months ago

Mary Toth

Mary Toth

DONATION: $125

12 months ago

Pouchie Mac

Pouchie Mac

God Bless this donation that it touch lives and be a blessing to others. 3 years ago

Bex Jackson

Bex Jackson

DONATION: $50

Inspiring idea :) 3 years ago