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 Maxfield Park.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or http://chicbenefitgala.eventbr