March 2015 – The Caribbean American Center of New York has again partnered with Giving Tree Jamaica, WI to present another special and much needed 8-day Program in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, WI. The program will include an after-school “summer camp” style set of activities for up to 200 boys & girls, ages 7- 14 years old in the New Market Community.
Students will participate in 2 days of clinics conducted by coaches and volunteers. At completion students will have 5 days of sport tournaments and theater arts from 3 pm to 6 pm – Monday to Friday. Activities include – Soccer, Arts & Crafts and Track & Field. Students will earn prizes, medals, trophies and each participant will get camp T-shirts and afterschool snacks. Efforts are underway for a well known Jamaican Star Athlete to present the medals to all winners.
What we need to make this venture a resounding success:
• Support from the general public for our 2nd annual Cocktail Party on 3/28/15 from 7 to 11 pm at The Magnolia Tree Earth Center, 677 Lafayette Ave, Bklyn, 11216 (Marcy & Tomkins – across from Herbert Von King Park) with Popular DJ- TGM SOUND – featuring Reggae, Soca & Zouk Music, free Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar. Chanpagne and Rum Punch free from 7 to 8 pm. Entry Donation $25
One-day Health Fair in Jamaica:
CACNY appreciates any assistance to help coordinate medical professionals in the country to volunteer their time for the day, morning or afternoon sessions. CACNY will bring pamphlet handouts for families as well as health care packages that include basic necessities, including condoms, bandages, aspirins and other basic items.
The Health Fair will help to build awareness of health risks and provide information on how an individual can make behavioral changes to enhance his or her health. The Fair would be held in the school with various tables/stations set up with professionals speaking with individuals and families.
Funds raised go towards our Youth Clinic and Health Fair. Topics include:
o Dental Care
o Eye Testing
o Diabetes Information & Screening
o STD Awareness with condom distributions
o High Blood Pressure Information & Testing
o Nutrition & Diets
o CPR and First Aid
o Elderly Health Issues & Care
o Breast Self-Exams
Present a program that allows participants to see and feel breast lumps so they can identify one in their own breast self-exam and teach others how to identify breast lumps.
Child health issues, such as:
How to care for a child with fever
Preventing and treating colds and flu
Dealing with bed-wetting
Preventing ear infections
For more information
Jean P. Alexander