COVID-19 Vaccine Fund
The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) is announcing a fund to support COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Jamaica. Help us get vaccines to underserved communities across the island. Read more about the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund on our Choose A Cause page. Donate now to save lives!
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Why I Serve
We have been dedicated to the people of Jamaica for nearly 40 years. Ever wonder what keeps us going? Watch our Why I Serve series now to find out why our Board members remain committed to the AFJ’s mission.
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UHWI PPE Donation
In July, Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut presented a second donation of PPE to The AFJ since the start of the pandemic. Donated items included masks, coveralls, disposable and isolation gowns. The official handover was held on August 3rd at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

The AFJ's efforts to aid Jamaica during the COVID-19 pandemic are ongoing.
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ConnectEdJA Fund
Total distribution of 520 Tablets
The AFJ is excited to begin the second phase of our tablet distribution, allowing us to further support students and teachers forced into distance learning by the pandemic. In this phase, tablets will be distributed to ten additional schools across Jamaica, bringing our total distribution to 520 tablets.

Thanks to our partners Seprod Foundation, Digicel Foundation, Issa Trust Foundation and other private foundations and donors.
OUR MISSION
We envision a world in which all Jamaicans have access to basic education, healthcare services and economic development opportunities for a better quality of life.
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AFJ is a registered 501 (c)(3). All donations are tax deductible.

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2020 Annual Report
April 1, 2020AFJ Annual Report
The AFJ presents its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending March 2020. It was in many ways a defining year for the AFJ with record funds raised and a record number of grants made. Our year end coincided with the unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout 2020 we have continued to work to address the needs of the people of Jamaica. Read more about the AFJ’s work in 2020 by downloading the Annual Report below.
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