Maxfield Park Children's Home appeals for a bus

Sunday, February 04, 2018

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THE Maxfield Park Children's Home does not have its own bus, a situation highlighted by Emprezz Golding, television host and chairperson of the home. As such, the children at the home cannot be transported to events or excursions.

“Daily our children brave the streets of the Maxfield Avenue community in a police division where the crime rate is high, facing the threat of traffic accidents, sexual predators and robbers. When they are ill we are forced to rely on costly and unreliable transportation to take them to the hospital, running the risk of compromising their health, especially for those with special needs,” Golding explained.

She said the children have limited interactions with the outside world because the home cannot afford to take them on trips or to special events. Therefore, the administration is actively seeking funding to acquire a bus.

The home has now partnered with ISupportJamaica, the crowd-funding platform initiative of The Jamaica National Group. It is a creative and secure avenue for Jamaicans locally and overseas, as well as friends of Jamaica, to provide financial support to micro-enterprises and not-for-profit entities like the Maxfield Park Children's Home.

Debbie-Ann Williams, partnership and loyalty manager, JN Group Marketing, affirmed that the funding platform is secure.

“People can donate to the campaign by visiting the ISupport Jamaica platform at: and click on the Maxfield Park Children's Home project, and then click the Fund Project button,” she explained.

The Maxfield Park Children's Home provides care for more than 200 children in need.

“Please assist us to raise funds for a 15-seater bus so that we can enhance the lives of these vulnerable youngsters,” Golding implored.

“With your help we can keep our children safe and give them the very best care.”

Golding outlined that the target is to raise US$20,000 to purchase the bus.

Donors can make their donations via the ISupport Jamaica platform, or contact either home manager Winston Bowen at 926-7831 or Golding via e-mail at

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