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On September 8, 2013, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) demonstrated its continued commitment to health with the handover of seed funding for the Jamaica Cancer Society’s Prostate Awareness Programme.

UWJ has partnered with the Society in previous years to increase awareness of Prostate Cancer and provide screening for approximately one hundred and twenty (120) men.

United Way of Jamaica is committed to the promotion of healthy lifestyle among the population in an effort to support a better quality of life.

On September 11, 2013, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) handed over funding support of J$3.5 million to eleven (11) organisations which will impact the lives of approximately 10,000 persons. Beneficiaries spanned from fourteen (14) communities across the island. Projects funded were in the areas of education, community development, skills training, agriculture, health and income generation.

United Way of Jamaica invested in the Annual CVSS Summer Games, held on July 12, 2013 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Bowl.

 The games brought together more than 950 youth competitors from sixteen (16) agencies participating in track and field, basketball, netball, football and traditional games such as tug of war and needle and thread.

In April 2013, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) visited the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID) to review investments made for the training of sixty (60) members of staff from their network of schools which has an enrolment of approximately 2000 students. The project was as a result of high incidents of seizure attacks among students, increased display of aggression, accidents and emergency cases among students and staff and the limited number of staff with First Aid training in a teaching institution.

United Way of Jamaica handed over US $20,000 on September 11, 2013 to the Salvation Army. The amount represented the second tranche of funds designated by United Way Worldwide for restoration efforts in Haiti. The first tranche of US $16,150 was handed over in 2012. A total of US$55,000 has been designated to improve the economic stability of one hundred and twenty (120) male farmers and one hundred and sixty (160) female farmers. 

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) provided sponsorship/grant funding in the amount of ($700,000.00) to assist in the staging of the 8thCouncil of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Summer Games 2014 held July 5, 2014 at the UWI Mona Bowl.

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) held its 29th annual Nation Builders’ Award Ceremony on September 11, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, honouring sixteen (16) Corporate, thirty- two (32) Individual donors; and sixty – three (63) Organizations, representing employees who support the work of the voluntary sector through salary deductions.    Chairman of the United Way of Jamaica, Mr.