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In April 2013, United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) visited the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID) to review investments made for the training of sixty (60) members of staff from their network of schools which has an enrolment of approximately 2000 students. The project was as a result of high incidents of seizure attacks among students, increased display of aggression, accidents and emergency cases among students and staff and the limited number of staff with First Aid training in a teaching institution.

United Way of Jamaica handed over US $20,000 on September 11, 2013 to the Salvation Army. The amount represented the second tranche of funds designated by United Way Worldwide for restoration efforts in Haiti. The first tranche of US $16,150 was handed over in 2012. A total of US$55,000 has been designated to improve the economic stability of one hundred and twenty (120) male farmers and one hundred and sixty (160) female farmers. 

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) provided sponsorship/grant funding in the amount of ($700,000.00) to assist in the staging of the 8thCouncil of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Summer Games 2014 held July 5, 2014 at the UWI Mona Bowl.

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) held its 29th annual Nation Builders’ Award Ceremony on September 11, 2014 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, honouring sixteen (16) Corporate, thirty- two (32) Individual donors; and sixty – three (63) Organizations, representing employees who support the work of the voluntary sector through salary deductions.    Chairman of the United Way of Jamaica, Mr.