Tuesday, October 18, 2016

November 2016 Jamaica Project

Our Board Chair (Kian Dwyer), our photographer (Holly Brown) and I (Kristen Brown) are packing & preparing for our trip to Kingston & St. Mary in Jamaica in November 2016.  We just learned that the Jamaican government eradicated school fees which frees up our donations to help students and schools!  Look for pictures on how far your donations reach to help the disadvantaged!  #BIGthankstothe2x4Int'lboard #Inawe@ourdonorsshowingup #OurstaffDelia&Gaylearemorethanamzing. Here are some pictures from our past projects...

School supplies that we brought to this pre-school.  We helped pay the electricity bill to keep the school operating! 

This sweetheart stole my heart. I am looking forward to seeing her again.

Some of the donations we bought and delivered to schools in St. Mary.  The principals and our crew were so emotional at the appreciation from the teachers and students.  See you soon select schools!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It is not too late to give to our efforts to support schools in the poorest areas of Jamaica!

2x4 Int’l volunteers/board chair will be traveling to Jamaica in November 2016. They have pd for their own travel and lodging costs to Jamaica to hand-deliver our donations directly to those who need it. Because of this, 100% of your donation will go to the purpose of providing a clean, safe, happy and well-fed learning environment for children. And, you will receive a tax write-off for what you donate! Click on our donation button to the right to donate!

2x4 Int’l 2015-16 Goals

~Pay school fees for up to 70 students
~Buy school equipment for 3 classrooms in 5 schools in different grades
~Purchase school shoes, backpacks, and school supplies for students in St. Mary and       Kingston

2x4 Int’l Past Successes in Jamaica

In 2014-15, 2x4 Int’l was able to touch more children's lives as we reached out to more schools. We have built relationships with four schools in St. Mary (the poorest parish in Jamaica) and one basic school in Kingston in Jamaica. We bought school supplies and equipment for students and schools and paid a water bill for our basic school project in Kingston. We also paid 50 student school fees so these children would have basic access to health and education activities.

In 2013-14, we were able to pay for 40 student school fees in 4 different schools (2 in St. Mary--rural area and 2 in Kingston—urban area). We bought and delivered school supplies and equipment, zinc and wood (for hurricane-damaged homes), and fishing equipment for the fisherman community in St. Mary.