ISup­port continues part­ner­ship with He­roes in Ac­tion event

Jamaica Gleaner - - TODAY -

The event high­lights busi­nesses, in­di­vid­u­als and non­profit or­gan­i­sa­tions that are driv­ing and achiev­ing eco­nomic and so­cial progress in Ja­maica through eth­i­cal lead­er­ship and stew­ard­ship and com­mu­nity-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Fol­low­ing last year’s gala, AmCham part­nered with Fraser Pryce’s foun­da­tion in the movie pre­miere from which part pro­ceeds were given to the foun­da­tion. Through the foun­da­tion, the Olympian hopes to cre­ate last­ing change in the lives of stu­dent ath­letes and youth in chil­dren’s homes across Ja­maica by pro­vid­ing aca­demic schol­ar­ships and other as­sis­tance.

This year’s AmCham Civic and Business Lead­er­ship Awards Gala will be held on Oc­to­ber 21 at The Ja­maica Pe­ga­sus ho­tel. Awards will be made in three main cat­e­gories; cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, civic lead­er­ship, and arts and cul­ture. ISUP­PORT JA­MAICA has re­newed its po­si­tion as the on­line crowd­fund­ing plat­form to fa­cil­i­tate com­puter-based do­na­tions for the sec­ond stag­ing of the He­roes in Ac­tion 4k Fun Run and 8K Run/Walk, staged by the Usain Bolt Foun­da­tion and the JN Foun­da­tion.

The event is slated to be held on Oc­to­ber 16, start­ing and end­ing at the his­toric Fal­mouth Pier in Trelawny. The on­line plat­form will ac­cept do­na­tions for the event and the funds will sup­port projects at the Granville Place of Safety and the Vic­tim Ser­vices Divi­sion in Trelawny.

ISup­port Ja­maica also pro­motes fund­ing for projects and ac­tiv­i­ties, which tar­get na­tion build­ing. Phillip Lind­say, project of­fi­cer for ISup­port Ja­maica says that align­ing the brand with the up­com­ing charity event is pri­mar­ily to es­tab­lish a con­ve­nient path for per­sons, in­clud­ing Ja­maicans in the di­as­pora, to be “he­roes for the cause.

“He­roes in Ac­tion will be one of the high­lights of the He­roes week­end in west­ern Ja­maica. How­ever, for those who are not able to phys­i­cally par­tic­i­pate, the on­line plat­form has been po­si­tioned as a vi­able chan­nel for them to pledge their sup­port to na­tion build­ing,” said Lind­say.

NA­TION BUILD­ING

He in­di­cated that Ja­maicans in the di­as­pora are keen on na­tion build­ing, and, in­di­vid­u­ally, they play vi­tal roles in the de­vel­op­ment of young peo­ple. There­fore, this on­line chan­nel will pro­vide them with re­li­able and se­cure ac­cess to do­nate to projects, as they give back to their beloved coun­try.

Saf­frey Brown, gen­eral man­ager of the JN Foun­da­tion, posits that con­tin­ued do­na­tions and sup­port from the pub­lic will con­trib­ute to the re­al­i­sa­tion of a com­fort­able and con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for the ed­u­ca­tion of girls at the Granville Place of Safety, as well as to en­hance the de­liv­ery of special pro­grammes car­ried out by the vic­tim ser­vices divi­sion.

“Last year, we re­ceived pos­i­tive re­sponses from Ja­maicans lo­cally and over­seas, and, there­fore, we are op­ti­mistic that this year we could gar­ner an in­crease in the mone­tary pledges posted on the ISup­port Ja­maica plat­form, which will make a ma­jor dif­fer­ence in the fu­ture of our ben­e­fi­cia­ries,” Brown stated. Lind­say pointed out that while donors will be per­son­ally grat­i­fied by their con­tri­bu­tions, they will also be re­warded, as each per­son mak­ing a do­na­tion of US$150 or more, will re­ceive a Usain Boltau­to­graphed Puma shirt.

In ad­di­tion to mak­ing do­na­tions via ISup­port Ja­maica, per­sons may also make direct de­posits at JN branches and MoneyShops to the JN Ac­count #2094208750.

Kadeem Levy, one of 50 young­sters who ben­e­fited from the Lu­cas Cricket Club Sum­mer Camp, re­ceives his cer­tifi­cate of par­tic­i­pa­tion from Dean Simp­son, NCB branch man­ager at Ox­ford Place.

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