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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Bustamante Children's Hospital and the Nannyville Health Centre were beneficiaries of 1000 N95 respirators which were recently handed over to the Ministry of Health by the United Way of Jamaica and 3M for frontline workers who are working assiduously to ensure the safety and protection of all Jamaicans against the deadly COVID-19 virus.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four hospitals will benefit from donations of four high flow nasal therapy devices from a Jamaica Bankers' Association (JBA)/United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) initiative.

A total contribution which amounts to approximately J$4.5 million was given to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

The four hospitals to benefit are Percy Junior Hospital in Clarendon; Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland; Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine and Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) says that a $3 million partnership with JETS Limited, which owns the MultiLink Debit Card system, is expected to benefit several projects in the areas of education and health, to support clinical services, skills training and various other outreach initiatives.

This, it said, will be done through JETS Limited corporate social responsibility programme.

The Women in Agriculture Revolving Bee Project of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has received a $500,000 boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean.

Designed to empower 30 women in agriculture by contributing to food security and income generation, the project is one of several major community collaborations being supported administratively, by the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ).

Winsome Wilkins, chief executive officer, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ); Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, state minister in the Ministry of Health & Wellness; Jerome Smalling, president of Jamaica Bankers Association, and Chorvelle Johnson-Cunningham, chair, UWJ, following the presentation of a cheque for $4.5 million for the purchase of four high-flow nasal devices and accessories used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients in critical need of oxygen.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifty one rural-area early childhood institutions are to benefit from the donation of equipment and supplies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as schools prepare to reopen next year.

The items, which were handed over during a ceremony at the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) in Kingston yesterday, include disposable gloves, dust masks, storage bins, garbage bins, handwashing stations, thermometers, printers, copy papers and print cartridges.

In times of disaster, the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) has always sprung into action to provide relief and assistance to the most vulnerable.

The UWJ/St Vincent & The Grenadine-Disaster Relief Fund launched today is aimed at assisting with restoration efforts following the recent volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Donations to the fund will assist with the immediate needs of COVID-19 personal protective gears, water, bedding, sanitary products for babies, the elderly and women, along with other items.

Join us on Sunday, November 8,2020 from 5 pm for our online charity art auction, State of the Art. Over 100 pieces, from new and established artists, are now available for viewing and pre-bidding

Join us on Sunday, November 8,2020 from 5 pm for our online charity art auction, State of the Art. Over 100 pieces, from new and established artists, are now available for viewing and pre-bidding

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Corporate companies and individuals yesterday pledged their support of the United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) 2020/21 Fundraising Campaign during its virtual Nation Builders' Award Ceremony to honour companies and individuals who contribute to mation building.

The event was streamed live via Facebook and YouTube and recorded commitments totalling $28 million of the $120 million fundraising target set by the UWJ.

Among the corporate entities making early contributions were Windalco, Sagicor Group, Scotia Bank, 3M Jamaica and Citi Bank.