Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back To School Drive In Support of Literacy
“Fill a backpack—Make an Impact”

Join Bridges To Jamaica in our Appeal To Help Jamaican Youth – support our School Supply Drive

“Support Jamaican Youth - Join the Movement”

Greetings fellow volunteers, activists, and friends,

We have now embarked on a new decade. We believe 2010 will be a great year and we can make it even better by making a positive impact on the lives of the youths in Jamaica. In the spirit of giving, Bridges To Jamaica have answered the call to assist various elementary and high school students in economically challenged areas that have also been adversely affected by the recent economic downturn.

The students are in desperate need of school supplies, specifically:

Cash donations towards school fees & uniforms
Glue sticks
Pencil cases
Water Bottles
USB Memory Cards

Our estimate to fill a Primary school Backpack $30.00 (US /CDN)
Our estimate to fill a High School Backpack $35.00(US/CDN)

Bridges to Jamaica will be collecting school supplies and donations from now until August 11, 2010. The  supplies will be shipped to Jamaica in time for Schools in September. Items will then be distributed to the various schools according to the needs of the students.

Event Cordinator in the US :
Aven Peralto-Nichols.
Tel: (813) 205-1117
by: FaceBook Messaging

Event Coordinator in Canada:
Sandra Smith
Tel: (647) 770-0899
by: FaceBook messaging

ONLINE PURCHASING: of Supplies and Gift Cards

Canadian, British, and US residents can also order gift cards from Target, Wal-Mart online & Staples@
and have the supplies / gift cards shipped to the address below:

Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica
c/o Aven Peralto Nichols.
9745 Jasmine Brook Circle,
Land O Lakes Florida 34638

Canadian Residents can order on line from and have it delivered to the store listed below for pick-up by Sandra Smith of Bridges to Jamaica:

Staples Toronto
Scarborough North
1936 McCowan Road
M1S 4K1
Tel: (416)-292-4570

Friends who reside in the Greater Toronto Area can contact Sandra Smith to make arrangements for drop off or pick-up. If you are in the Central Florida area, please contact Aven for drop-off or pick-up info. If you purchase back to school supplies online at Target or Wal Mart you can also have these items delivered to Aven Peralto Nichols.

We are encouraging all our friends living outside of these areas to donate by clicking our donate button.

A heartfelt thank you to all our supporters
Aven Peralto Nichols (813) 205-1117
Sandra Smith (647) 770-0899
Bridges To Jamaica
Bridging the Gap!

1 comment:

  1. What a Great idea! you guys are really inspiring! Keep up the good work! i'm going to fill a backpack right now!