New York, NY, October 12, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dream Jamaica, a 501 C (3) charitable organization dedicated to helping Jamaican youth achieve their dreams, launched its annual fall fundraising activity in alignment with Microsoft’s annual U.S. Giving Campaign and Boeing’s community engagement efforts. For the month of October, Dream Jamaica has issued a Coffee Cup Challenge to existing and potential donors. The Challenge asks donors to sacrifice the cost of a single cup of coffee and donate that amount to Dream Jamaica
Dream Jamaica hopes to get at least 10,000 participants to support it coffee cup challenge and spread the word about the organization and its mission of positively inspiring and empowering Jamaican students. “Even though charitable donations take place throughout the year, we hope this challenge will raise awareness of Dream Jamaica, particularly among the Jamaican diaspora,” said Dream Jamaica Board President Arthur Bailey.
Participants are encouraged to share a picture of the coffee cup they sacrificed on the Dream Jamaica Facebook page. The participant whose coffee cup photo is shared the most among his/her Facebook friends will receive special recognition at the annual Dream Jamaica Board fundraising dinner in March 2015 and a special prize from one of Dream Jamaica’s corporate sponsors.
Six long years have passed since the official inception of Dream Jamaica and what was only a dream when founder Shemiele Da’Briel started the organization has now blossomed into an organization with a local office in Kingston managed by two local program directors, Saran Stewart and David Kennedy. In addition, the organization continues to be backed by a dedicated cadre of volunteers, sponsors and board members all committed to investing in Jamaican youth.
Dream Jamaica is also seeking corporate sponsors to help defer the cost of its year-round youth programs and recruiting volunteers to serve as student mentors and speakers. Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Dream Jamaica is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Puget-Sound Washington and is also listed as a non-profit based in Kingston, Jamaica under the name Dream Jamaica Academy