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GRACE KENNEDY CEO DON WEBHY TO
ADDRESS COJO SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
IN KINGSTON ON MAY 22
 

NEW YORK, NY MAY 15, 2012 – Group Chief Executive Officer of Grace Kennedy Limited Don Wehby will be guest speaker at COJO’s Scholarship Luncheon, to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 pm.  The luncheon is among the activities being organized as part of the group’s week-long visit to Jamaica in observance of Child’s Month.  Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York, whose mission is to help improve the health, education and general well being of underprivileged children. 

Three scholarships will be presented to deserving wards of the state who are currently pursuing tertiary level studies. The scholarships were made possible from proceeds raised from a benefit raffle, which will also see the grand drawing and the announcement of the winners during the luncheon.  Sponsors of the raffle include Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Sunset Jamaica Grande, Sandals, Jewel Dunn’s River and JetBlue Airways. 

Following the luncheon on Tuesday, the group will visit child care facilities in Trelawny and Westmoreland. This year, COJO will be making presentations of computers, appliances, office equipment and sneakers to Granville Child Care Facility on May 23 and Clifton Boys Home on May 24.  

Last May, the organization donated computers, appliances, school supplies and sneakers to Muirton Boy's Home in Portland, Windsor Lodge Children's Home in Manchester and Windsor Girls' Home in St. Ann.  

Over the past decade, the volunteer-driven organization has supported a number of institutions in Jamaica as well as the United States.  Among them, the Alpha Boys’ Home, Glenhope Place of Safety, Marigold Child Care Centre, Musgrave Girls’ Home, City of Refuge, Homestead Place of Safety, St. Augustine Place of Safety for Boys, Manning’s  Boys’ Home, and Summerfield Boys Home in Jamaica; and in New York, the Jamaica, Queens YMCA and Leaf of Life. 

COJO Founder & Chairman Gary Williams is looking forward to this annual visit which in recent years has been expanded beyond assisting corporate area institutions to the rural areas as there is a great need to support these facilities, which are often overlooked.  Appliance Traders Limited and PUMA have supported this year’s outreach project. The annual visit is made possible from proceeds raised from COJO’s Annual Scholarship Gala held the first Saturday in December each year in New York City.   

About Children of Jamaica Outreach
Children of Jamaica Outreach COJO Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York and is registered with the New York City Bureau of Charities.  The brainchild of Jamaican-born American Gary Williams, COJO’s mission is to help improve the health, education and general well being of less fortunate children.   Since inception in 1994, COJO has dedicated its resources, human and financial, to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica as well as the United States of America.
 

For further information about COJO including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cojokids.org or on Facebook. Follow us onTwitter: @cojokids.

 

 

 
 
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