Walkerswood Youth Foundation – A 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization started by the Rutty Family of Trans Caribe for all citizens of Walkerswood, St. Ann School District

The Rutty family left Jamaica for the United States in July 1979.  Even though we are thousands of miles from home, our community was not forgotten.  During our visits back to Jamaica, we saw the need to help the community of Walkers Wood.  Providing a higher standard of education to the youths in the community was where we determined that change can be impacted.  Over the past years, we have donated books, computer, desks, and kitchen equipment to the community.  In the midst of making personal donations, we started Walkers Wood Youth Foundation (http://walkerswoodyouthfoundation.org) as an organized initiative to impact change.  We are also in the process of donating an entire 40-foot container with computers, books, desks, kitchen appliances, toys, etc. for the Primary and Basic schools in Walkers Wood.  Our mission is to provide the necessary resources and provisions for the youth to help them succeed and to capture the hearts of the right organizations and sponsors who will donate to help our cause.

AWARDS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

August 2016:

Walkerswood Youth Foundation:  We sponsored a Back to School treat day and provided school supplies, treats and book bags for students as the Primary and Basic schools in Walkerswood.

 

August 2015:

Walkerswood Youth Foundation: Along with Rutty Roots organization, we sponsored a Summer Program and a Back to School treat day and provided school supplies, treats and book bags for students as the Primary and Basic schools in Walkerswood.

 

December 2014:
Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans at Home (JAHJAH) Foundation:  For the past eight years, Trans Caribe has contributed to working with Dr. Trevor Dixon, founder of Jah Jah Foundation (http://jahjahfoundation.org), to provide assistance in transporting, storing and shipping hospital supplies and equipment to hospitals across Jamaica.  Trans Caribe has committed to this ongoing initiative every year.

 

October 2014:

Heritage Awards:  Presented to Trans Caribe Express Shippers by Mr. Herman Lamont, the Council General of Jamaica – New York Chapter, for community outreach and volunteering to assist with Ebola initiative in   Jamaica.

 

September 2014:

Friends of Ulster Springs Hospital:  Trans Caribe has been active in working with Friends of Ulster Springs Hospital, a New Jersey-based charitable organization to send medical supplies and hospital beds to donate to the   hospitals in Jamaica.  This has been an ongoing commitment.

 

July 2009:

Jamaican Organization of New Jersey (JON-J):  The founder of Trans Caribe was recognized and awarded by Jon-J for contributing to tirelessly to its community. (http://www.jamaicaorganizationofnewjersey.org)

 

June 2007:

Walkers Wood Youth Foundation:   Providing a higher standard of education to the youths in the community was where we determined that change can be impacted.  Over the past years, we have donated books, computer, desks, and kitchen equipment to the community.  Our mission is to provide the necessary resources and provisions for the youth to help them succeed and to capture the hearts of the right organizations and sponsors who will donate to help our cause.

 

September 2004:

Hurricane Relief:  Trans Caribe was instrumental in setting up a hurricane relief center for the victims of Hurricane Ivan that impacted Jamaica in September 2004.  A collection of non-perishable foods, clothes, medical supplies, and cleaning supplies were donated and shipped by Trans Caribe.

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