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                                                                                                                February 15, 2012

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GENERAL BODY MEETING 

   You are invited to attend

 

JAMPACT's General Body Meeting TODAY

Discussion Topics Include:

  Capital Campaign Raffle, Annual Gala (Volunteers Needed) & More!

 

Ruder Finn

301 E. 57th Street, 4th Fl

Corner of 57th & 2nd Avenue

New York, NY

 

6:30pm - Networking

7:00pm - Meeting start time 

 

To RSVP or for questions please contact us at secretary@jampact.org    

JAMPACT's Speaker Series
 
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The Education Committee in association with Think Tank, is honored to host Doctor Jacqueline S. Mattis as the first guest speaker of JAMPACT's 2012 Lecture Series. Doctor Mattis is the Department Chair of Applied Psychology at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. On February 29,2012, she will discuss the importance of Early Childhood Education in Developing countries. Doctor Mattis, born in Jamaica, is the daughter of Zerish Mattis Easton who dedicated her life and career to implementing mentorship programs for youth in under served communities. Doctor Mattis believes in the transformative power of early childhood education and we look forward to learning from her. The details for this event are as follows:
Venue:TBD
Network/Refreshments-  6:30pm
Lecture - 7:00pm 
Contribution:Free of Cost

RSVP REQUIRED: CLICK HERE TO RSVP 
JAMPACT's 2011-2012
 Educate A Child - Build A School -
Strengthen A Nation Raffle! 
All proceeds will benefit the rebuilding of Maxfield
Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica 

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Prizes
Grand Prize: A week stay for 2 at the Mangowalk Country Club
1st Prize: 32inch flat screen TV
2nd Prize: Tablet
3rd Prize: Kindle Fire
4th Prize: GPS
5th Prize: Wine & Cheese basket
6th Prize: $100
*Person who sells the most tickets will win a spa/aromatherapy basket.
Contact secretary@jampact.org to get your tickets today !

 

Tax Tips on Charitable Donations
 

Making a charitable donation to JAMPACT is tax-deductible, but there are some guidelines you should bear in mind.  Here are 8 tax tips from the IRS to get the most deductions from your taxes when you make your donations.

 

1. Your contributions must be made toward a qualified organization, such as JAMPACT. 

 

2. Charitable contributions must be stated in Form 1040 and itemized in Schedule A.

 

3. Sometimes, the charity may give you a gift or other form of benefit such as tickets to a dinner for free.  You should deduct the fair market value of these benefits from the amount of your contributions when applying for the deduction.  Then only the net balance is to be considered for tax deduction.

 

4. If you make a non-cash contribution such as stocks, household items, clothes etc, they should be in good condition. These items must be assessed for their fair market value and this value used in tax deduction. However, if you donate vehicles, other special rules apply.  Fair market value of any property is generally defined as the price between a willing seller and a willing buyer who both have reasonable knowledge of all relevant facts. Neither seller nor buyer should be under pressing need to sell or buy.

 

5. If your contribution in cash or in kind is $250 or more, you should furnish the IRS with a bank record, payroll deduction records or a written acknowledgment from the charitable organization showing the amount of cash and a description of the non-cash property contributed.  If your total deduction for all non-cash contributions for the year is over $500, you must complete and attach IRS Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions, to your return.

 

Please refer to Publication 526, Charitable Contributions for further information. 

GOODSEARCH- How You Can Raise Money for JAMPACT through Simple Everyday Actions! 

What is GoodSearch?
What is GoodSearch?

Make GoodSearch your home page and primary search engine. Be sure to select JAMAICA IMPACT as your charity and receive 1 cent for each search you make.  

 

When you search online and shop using GoodShop.com, a donation is made directly to JAMPACT. Retailers include Target, Apple, Macy's, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Gap, and PETCO among others. GoodShop also offers coupons and free shipping deals. You Save and Do Good.

The process is very simple:
* Go to GoodShop (http://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx).
* Select JAMAICA IMPACT as your charity.
* Search the internet and select your favorite store.
* You will be linked to that store and offered special coupons.
* Shop and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to JAMPACT at no cost to you.
Caribbean Women Who Lunch, Inc.: Job Posting
Manager: Credit Products (English/Spanish Bilingual)

Position Overview
 
 
The Credit Products Manager is part of WWB's Microfinance Products team.  The Credit Products Manager is charged with introducing credit products into microfinance providers that include cash flow based individual loans into group lenders or banks that are downscaling; in both urban and rural areas. This is done through the provision of technical assistance and peer learning opportunities. Through these activities, as well as dissemination of our findings, the team seeks to position WWB at the forefront of these product categories in the microfinance sector.  
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Introduce new lending products to leading microfinance institutions
Co-ordinate with Relationship Managers and microfinance institutions to identify   project needs and develop customized solutions. 
Determine staff resourcing and scope of projects, develop work plan, oversee implementation team, communicate with client institutions in conjunction with Relationship Managers, and manage high quality delivery of projects. 
Integrate external consultants into project teams, providing direction and oversight. 
Provide training to staff and external consultants on content and delivery on product offerings; apprentice other WWB staff in content area. 
Promote collaborative working relationships and team approach within own team and across teams to ensure client institution satisfaction with WWB's service and successful project execution. Work with Research team to ensure products successfully reach women. 
Coordinate and supervise work with the Development and Finance teams to prepare performance reports to the project funder. 
 
To Apply: 
Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to:
  No relocation assistance provided.

JAMPACT Calendar

General Body Meeting

February 15, 2012

 

Speaker Series Meeting 

February 29, 2012

 

Raffle Drawing

March 28, 2012

 

Save The Date

June 16, 2012  

C.H.I.C. II Gala

Venue:  The DiMenna Center- The Cary Hall

Event Time - 7pm

Ticket Price: $100

Community Events 

  

New York Premiere of Jamaican Film "Better Must Come" at the Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater located at 165 West 65th Street, NYC starting at 7pm

http://bettermuscome.com/   

 

Volunteers Needed!

JAMPACT needs your passion, enthusiasm, talent, skills and anything you want to give to make a difference! Visit here for a listing of volunteer needs. 
 
Volunteer Needs Include:
Event Planners
Grant Writers
Web Administrator
Graphic Designers
Public Relations
Individual Donor 
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If you're interested in serving on one of our committees email JAMPACT President
 
C.H.I.C. II Gala
JAMPACT is presently seeking volunteers for our June 2012 C.H.I.C. II event to be held at The Dimenna Center in NYC benefiting the rebuilding of Maxfield Park Basic School in Kingston, Jamaica. We are seeking volunteers on the day of the event, such as, bartenders, servers, ushers and makeup artists.  Volunteers enter the event free of cost. For more information about how you can assist please contact Akelia Lawrence/Tisha Innis at fundraising@jampact.org.

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WHO WE SERVE - OUR ADOPTED BASIC SCHOOLS 

 

           Maxfield Park Basic School                                                          St. Stevens Basic School 

            Cole's Basic School                                                                      Crescent Road Basic School

Jamaica Impact, Inc. (JAMPACT) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to use our collective energy, intelligence and resources to influence and improve socio-economic conditions, which affect Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora by (i) developing social welfare programs, with particular focus on educational initiatives targeting youth (ii) facilitate research, stimulate constructive dialogue and raise public awareness on topical issues; and (iii) provide opportunities and resources to grow and strengthen the network of young professionals, students and friends of Jamaica.     

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