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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) says that a $3 million partnership with JETS Limited, which owns the MultiLink Debit Card system, is expected to benefit several projects in the areas of education and health, to support clinical services, skills training and various other outreach initiatives.

This, it said, will be done through JETS Limited corporate social responsibility programme.

The Women in Agriculture Revolving Bee Project of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has received a $500,000 boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean.

Designed to empower 30 women in agriculture by contributing to food security and income generation, the project is one of several major community collaborations being supported administratively, by the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ).

Winsome Wilkins, chief executive officer, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ); Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, state minister in the Ministry of Health & Wellness; Jerome Smalling, president of Jamaica Bankers Association, and Chorvelle Johnson-Cunningham, chair, UWJ, following the presentation of a cheque for $4.5 million for the purchase of four high-flow nasal devices and accessories used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in critical need of oxygen.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifty one rural-area early childhood institutions are to benefit from the donation of equipment and supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as schools prepare to reopen next year.

The items, which were handed over during a ceremony at the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) in Kingston yesterday, include disposable gloves, dust masks, storage bins, garbage bins, handwashing stations, thermometers, printers, copy papers and print cartridges.

In times of disaster, the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) has always sprung into action to provide relief and assistance to the most vulnerable.

The UWJ/St Vincent & The Grenadine-Disaster Relief Fund launched today is aimed at assisting with restoration efforts following the recent volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Donations to the fund will assist with the immediate needs of COVID-19 personal protective gears, water, bedding, sanitary products for babies, the elderly and women, along with other items.

Join us on Sunday, November 8,2020 from 5 pm for our online charity art auction, State of the Art. Over 100 pieces, from new and established artists, are now available for viewing and pre-bidding http://bit.ly/SOTACatalogue.

Join us on Sunday, November 8,2020 from 5 pm for our online charity art auction, State of the Art. Over 100 pieces, from new and established artists, are now available for viewing and pre-bidding http://bit.ly/SOTACatalogue.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Corporate companies and individuals yesterday pledged their support of the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) 2020/21 Fundraising Campaign during its virtual Nation Builders' Award Ceremony to honour companies and individuals who contribute to mation building.

The event was streamed live via Facebook and YouTube and recorded commitments totalling $28 million of the $120 million fundraising target set by the UWJ.

Among the corporate entities making early contributions were Windalco, Sagicor Group, Scotia Bank, 3M Jamaica and Citi Bank.

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund is now up to almost $200 million — approximately 80 per cent of the target set when the PSOJ launched the fund on April 3.

The project has so far mobilised 1,215 volunteers, distributed 71,000 food packages in 52 communities, circulated 43,000 masks, and conducted 781 health checks.

Near $200 million has been raised by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) COVID-19 Response Fund.

This is approximately 80 per cent of the target set.

The project mobilised 1,215 volunteers, distributed 71,000 food packages in 52 communities, circulated 43,000 masks and undertook 781 health checks. That is a remarkable feat by any measure.