Children of Jamaica Outreach to break ground

CHILDREN of Jamaica Out-reach (COJO) from New York will be breaking ground to build a library at the Glenhope Nursery on Tuesday, April 3.The group will also make a presentation of wheelchairs and a cash donation of US$11,000.

The money was raised from their 5th Annual Benefit held December last year at the Ariana Waterfalls in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. The grounds will be broken to build the library by John Junor, Minister of Health. Special Envoy for Children, Ambassador Marjorie Taylor, and Mr. Winston Bowen, director, in the Children's Services Division in the Ministry of Health, are also expected to be there. Last year, a cheque for US$10,000 and nine wheelchairs were presented to the nursery.

In 1998, Marigold Child Care Centre was a recipient of COJO's generosity, receiving over US$7000. Other recipients included the Alpha Boys' Home. Since COJO's inception five years ago, we have seen the need to give back to the children of Jamaica, said Chairman Gary Williams. Most times, although aware of the suffering and misfortune of others, we believe the problem is too large for us to make a difference, so we do nothing at all, he added.

Mr. Williams said God has been very good to him and with each passing year He has been more benevolent. Williams said one person can make a difference, and the knowledge he has gained has sustained him and has given him the strength and perseverance to move forward.



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