During the past three decades, Food For The Poor-Jamaica has grown exponentially from a small feeding program in Kingston, to the largest international relief organization in Jamaica.

 Food For The Poor continues to serve as a ray of hope to the island’s destitute, even though the organization’s name has become somewhat of a misnomer. Housing, education and agriculture are now also major areas of focus for Food For The Poor, all with the goal of meeting the immediate needs of the poorest of the poor and helping the destitute rise out of poverty.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the annual Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children in Broward County.  Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24, have partnered once again to host Christmas In July, which culminates with a day filled with entertainment, games, food, gifts and, most importantly, provides homeless children, from infants to age 19, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear.

School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. These items are personalized for each child and all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents and County employees. Collection boxes are located at select County facilities and at all Broward County Libraries through Wednesday, July 10. To find the nearest branch library, visit, clickLOCATIONS/HOURS.

Just about 2 dozen under 17 and under 20 girls wishing to dawn Jamaica's National colors are expected to parade their skills for Technical Coordinator of the National Women's Football team Vin Blaine next week in here in South Florida.
This through the efforts of the Jamaica International Female Football Development (JIFFD) which will facilitate the first major tryouts for national footballers outside the shores of Jamaica. The two day trials which will target girls mainly in the Florida region is set to take place on May 23 and 24 at the West Pines Soccer Club, 230 SW 196 Ave. Pembroke Pines.

Enter the Make a Difference Through Play Facebook Contest now through June 15!

image004The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade has teamed up with Local 10 and the Kiwanis of Sunny Isles/North Miami Beach to win $25,000 in playground equipment through the Make a Difference Through Play Facebook contest, sponsored by Kiwanis International and Landscape Structures.

To become a finalist, we need to be in the top 10 for number of votes.  To vote, simply click on :  You can vote daily through June 15.  Once you’ve voted, be sure to share with your friends and post on your Facebook page.