Jamaica has been hit hard by the Coronavirus and in response the Rockhouse Foundation has established a Covid-19 Relief Fund. With schools closed and families struggling, Rockhouse Foundation has been distributing food staples weekly to families at each of its partnership school network in and around Negril. Working closely with the principals, Rockhouse first prioritized families enrolled in the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), a safety net program aimed at delivering benefits to the most needy and vulnerable in the society, and then has steadily expanded to include additional families struggling to meet basic nutritional needs, and elderly shut-ins without reliable or often any access to daily sustenance.
Rockhouse Foundation President Peter Rose outlined “the need is growing and that the Foundation continues to respond with the sense of urgency the crisis demands. We hope and anticipate schools will reopen in September but getting to other side of this pandemic will require a sustained, nimble response. We are profoundly grateful to our donors who have so selflessly contributed to the Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund through our GoFundMe campaign, and we ask those who have the resources to help those in need, and make a donation.”
The Rockhouse Foundation transforms the places where Jamaica’s children learn and supports the great people who teach them. Established in 2004, the Rockhouse Foundation has invested over US$5 million in transforming and modernizing seven local schools that were in desperate need of support, and completely renovated the Negril Community Library. We are committed to improving the Negril area’s learning infrastructure in order to empower the next generation.
All administrative and fundraising costs of the foundation are underwritten by Rockhouse Hotel, Skylark Negril Beach Resort, Miss Lily’s and their owners, so all donations go directly to the projects and programs. In Jamaica a dollar goes a long way – our projects would cost 10 times as much in the United States. We are on the ground directly contracting and providing oversight and management to all aspects of our projects and programs to ensure your funds and responsibly invested The Rockhouse Foundation is an IRS approved New York 501(c)3 and a Jamaican registered charity. The foundation’s work directly impacts the lives of thousands of children and their families everyday.
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