Giving back To The Future Of Jamaica
Friends of Jamaica Seattle is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1996 by a group of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica living in the Puget Sound area with the primary purpose of providing charitable and educational assistance to Jamaica and those of Jamaican Heritage in the Pacific Northwest.
Since it’s founding FOJS has organized several fundraising activities. The proceeds of which have been used for purchasing computers, equipment and school supplies for Jamaica. This is a cause that Kirk Russell and The Russell Real Estate Group continues to pursue and feel is important not just for the kids that they are helping but the impact that they will have in the future of our world.
As sitting president for Friends of Jamaica Seattle, Kirk oversees many of the organizations day to day procedures, ongoing projects, and is actively attending and hosting events.
Some of the Jamaican schools and institutions that FOJS have served in the past include:
- Mile Gully High School
- Mile Gully Primary and Basic Schools
- Porus Basic School
- Street Kids
- Content Basic School
- Tacius Golding High School
The first and foremost goal of our non-profit organization is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible. We strive to improve the living conditions for those who need the help, who can't do it themselves.
Take a look at some of the schools we've impacted.
Current Friends of Jamaica Seattle Projects
Our Current projects (2015 – 2017):
- Mount Rosser Primary School Project – Equipping their computer lab with computers
- Backpack Project – Sending backpack full of school supplies for needy students at targeted schools in Jamaica
- Aid and Support for Homeless Gays in Kingston
Take a look at the Friends Of Jamaica website and learn more about how we're making a difference through technology, education, and charity.