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COJO celebrates 19 years - December 22, 2013

Last Saturday, (December 14), the Children of Jamaica Outreach held its annual charity gala at the Hilton JFK Hotel in New York.

While many stayed in the comfort of their homes, some spirited Jamaicans from both home and abroad braved the snow storm for a night of fun and philanthropy. It's the winter in the Big Apple and, despite the cold weather, patrons came out dressed to the nines in their coats, sporting fabulous gowns, high heels, and dapper suits underneath for the gents...Read more

Hanna to be special guest at charity gala in New York -
October 30, 2013

Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna will be special guest at the 19th Annual Scholarship Gala of the New York-based Jamaican charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc...Read more

COJO: Making a difference - June 2, 2013

IT WAS the day before Labour Day, but for the committee members and supporters of Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO), the work was already done. Members of the New York-based organisation were in the island to distribute the fruits of their labour - proceeds from its annual major fund-raising gala held last December in New York...Read more

COJO gives generously to Maxfield Park Children's Home -
May 30, 2013

(From left) CEO of the Child Development Agency Carla Francis Edie; Gary William, chairman and founder of Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO); Marvin Fisher, representative of East Central St Andrew; COJO executive member Robert DeSouza; and acting manager of Maxfield Park Children's Home, Ta'amra Irving-Strachan inspect some of the canned goods the charity presented to the facility on Friday. ..Read more

A dream come true ... Former ward of the state on her way to becoming a nurse -
May 28, 2013

Shallene Oliver could not contain her joy as she shared her story with The Gleaner, one she described as a dream that has become a reality...Read more

A university dream comes true for three wards of the state -
May 24, 2013

DWAYNE Haynes, Orlanza Powell and Shallene Oliver had no idea how they would finance their university tuition come September...Read more

COJO Benefit Raffle Winners Announced -
May 20, 2013

An elated Dona Morales (centre) is all smiles after being selected the grand prize winner of COJO's Child Month Benefit Raffle on Saturday, May 18 at a charity garden affair in Jamaica Estates...Read more

COJO to honour PJ, Wray & Nephew -
May 17, 2013

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and corporate entity J. Wray & Nephew Limited will be honoured by charity organisation Children Of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) during its scholarship luncheon and awards, to be held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston next Wednesday...Read more

NY-based charity continues fundraising drive for Jamaican children - April 3, 2013

New York-based charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc, has launched its annual Child Month Benefit Raffle to raise funds for less fortunate children in Jamaica....Read more

Caribbean Food Delights Pioneer Service Award -
December 17, 2012

CARIBBEAN Bakery and its affiliate Royal Caribbean Food Delights were founded in 1978 by Vincent and Jeannette HoSang in the Bronx, New York. Both companies are privately owned and operated by the HoSang family, with the HoSang's daughter Sabrina serving as chief operating officer...Read more

Victoria Mitchell Community Service Award -
December 17, 2012

"THE best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

These words by Indian philosopher Mahatma Ghandi have shaped Victoria Mitchell's path throughout her adult life...Read more

Winston Wellington Distinguished Service Award -
December 17, 2012

WINSTON Wellington is the operator of Travellers Beach Resort in Negril and is the powerhouse behind the establishment of the Negril International Hospital currently under construction in the western Jamaica town...Read more

A big Thank You! -
December 7, 2012

It was a cold December night and only weeks after a superstorm ravaged the area, but when Gary Williams and other Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) members gathered for their annual fund-raising and awards gala in Queens, New York, last week, there was nothing but good vibes and high spirits all around...Read more

COJO honorees -
December 05, 2012

EAST ELMHURST, NY The United States-based Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) honoured five New York-based Jamaicans for their own work in raising funds for the disadvantaged in Jamaica and the US at its annual fundraising gala at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel in the US state...Read more

The show must go on
Children of Jamaica Outreach stages annual fund-raiser despite setback -
December 04, 2012

EAST ELMHURST, NY Despite still reeling from the effects of Super Storm Sandy, which devastated much of the north east United States coast in early November, more than 200 expatriate Jamaicans filled the ballroom at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel here on Saturday to raise funds for needy children in the island...Read more

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