How does it work?
PLANNING: Our teams are working with partner schools and organizations, the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, and other stakeholders to ensure we understand the needs of communities across both parishes. We are creating “Wishlists” for each organization and working on all of the purchasing, shipping, and distribution logistics.
PURCHASING: Once we have Wishlists pulled together, our procurement and purchasing leads will work with wholesale companies and donors to acquire items. Some popular items are school shoes for boys and girls, rice, and school supplies. We are trying our best to purchase new items but will take in good-condition used items.
SHIPPING: As items are purchased, they will be safely stored with Cornerstone Jamaica at their Florida headquarters. In early July, we will begin to fill the Container of Love. Once safely packed and secured, the Container of Love will be shipped to Jamaica at the end of July!
DISTRIBUTING: Once the Container of Love arrives in Montego Bay and clears the customs process, it will be delivered to Hanover parish. This is where Hanover Charities and Cornerstone Jamaica and a team of volunteers will coordinate the distribution of items to earmarked beneficiaries.
LEARNING: After all the items are distributed to our partners, we will gift the container to a community site in Hanover. Our goal is for the container to be used as space for students to use for education and extracurricular activities.
How can you help?
Spread the Love: Follow us and talk about the Container of Love with your friends and family!
Shop on Amazon: Purchase items from our “Container of Love” Wishlist on Amazon!