ST ANN, Jamaica – As they seek to raise funds to build a children’s health centre in Ocho Rios, the Issa Trust Foundation is getting ready to host its first charity event outside of Jamaica.
Dubbed the “Save the Children” charity gala, the event is set for November 12, at New York’s Sony Hall. Described as a night for dinner, dancing and a show, the event will feature live band performances from the legendary Third World band, as well as a “special sunrise guest”.
In a release, Diane Pollard, President of the Issa Trust Foundation, says the event is part of the organisation’s efforts to raise funds to help provide the island's children on the island with "life-saving resources".
“Funds raised from this event will enable Issa Trust Foundation to start construction of its own children and adolescent health centre in the Ocho Rios area. We’ll be offering not only paediatric but adolescent services but also speciality clinics and mental health support," she said, noting that the centre will also offer rotation programmes for doctors in the United States to partner with local Jamaican doctors.
“In the last six months we’ve been very busy supporting schools and the health sectors with U$449,000 in COVID supplies. We’ve also supported children with donations of tablets to help them with their school work,” she added. “Life doesn’t count for much unless we stop and do our small part to leave our children, all of our children with a better world.”
The event is slated to get underway at 6:30 pm. Tickets will cost US$350 per person, inclusive of drinks, dinner, dancing, and entertainment.
The Issa Trust Foundation is hoping to cater to 400 guests and according to Chairman of Issa Trust, Paul Issa, there will be several sponsorship packages for patrons who are asked to donate to the Foundation’s ongoing mission to better the lives of the most vulnerable.
For information on sponsorship packages, interested individuals are being asked to visit: https://issatrustfoundation.com/for-the-children-charity-gala/.