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The 2024 “Save the date for the 2024 “For The Children” Charity Gala in the heart of New York City! Join us on May 11, 2024, at the exquisite Cipriani 42nd Street for an unforgettable evening hosted by the Issa Trust Foundation.

Save the date for the 2024 “For The Children” Charity Gala in the heart of New York City! Join us on May 11, 2024, at the exquisite Cipriani 42nd Street for an unforgettable evening hosted by the Issa Trust Foundation.

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Immerse yourself in an enchanting night filled with delectable dinner, captivating dancing, an enticing silent auction, featuring our Goodwill Reggae Ambassadors Third World & Friends, with special guests Luciano and Grammy Award Winner Gramps Morgan.

The proceeds from this event will support the ongoing operational expenses of the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center near Ocho Rios. The center aims to provide not only pediatric but also adolescent services, specialty clinics, mental health support, vision and hearing tests, and primary care. Additionally, the center will facilitate rotation programs for doctors to collaborate with local Jamaican doctors.

Sponsors:

Dear Friends,

As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts to provide life-saving resources to the children of Jamaica, we are hosting our second New York event on May 11 at elegant Cipriani’s 42nd Street, featuring our goodwill reggae ambassadors Third World and with special guests Luciano and Gramps Morgan. Tickets are US$600 per person, including drinks, dinner, dancing, silent auction, and entertainment.

The event will begin at 7pm with cocktails, followed by dinner at 8pm. We expect to host 500 people, seated at tables of 10. The entertainment will start at 9:30pm, followed by dancing, and the evening will end at 11:30pm.

100% of the funds raised will go to the ongoing expenses of the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Centre in St Ann, Jamaica.

We expect to attract many of Couples Resorts’ repeat guests from the Eastern States, and good attendance both from members of the Jamaican diaspora in the New York area as well as Jamaicans who will come up for the event. We have secured reduced rates at a choice of midtown hotels for the weekend.

We have designed several sponsorship packages for your consideration and invite you to review the attached deck to learn more about this opportunity. Your sponsorship will help us in our ongoing mission to better the lives of the most vulnerable among us – Jamaica’s young people. For more information please contact me at 1-876-361-0707, Diane Pollard at 1-515-480-1683, or Alex Ghisays at 1-876-361-4762.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Paul Issa Chairman

Event Schedule:

6:30 pm: Cocktail hour

8:00 pm: Dinner

9:00 pm: Show and Dancing

Event concludes at 11:30 pm

Event Brochure:

Tickets:

Be part of this meaningful cause and contribute to the well-being of children and adolescents in need. We look forward to your presence at this impactful gala!

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Our next large project is to construct and operate a new pediatric and adolescent health facility, the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center, in the Ocho Rios area of Jamaica – the first of its kind in this region. The health center is named after Paul Issa’s grandmother, Mary Brimo Issa, who, in the late 19th century, came to Jamaica with her family from Damascus, Syria. In 1900 she met and married his grandfather, Elias Abraham Issa, another immigrant, from Bethlehem, in Palestine. Mary Brimo Issa devoted to children her whole life and took care of many children apart from her own – fostering them, seeing that they had medical care, seeing to their education.

The 9,000 square foot health center will fill a critical healthcare gap in the St. Mary and St. Ann by providing primary care for children and adolescents in an atmosphere that engages both patients and families that address physical, mental, and social support needs. In addition to offering preventative and curative pediatric care and adolescent services, the Centre plans to operate specialty clinics such as cardiology, nephrology, mental health support, oncology, as well as providing free vision screening and glasses if needed and hearing tests. The Centre will also serve children and adolescents from other regions on the island, as well as offer rotation programs for U.S. doctors to partner with local Jamaican doctors.

Jamaica has one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancies in the English-speaking Caribbean. Mental health represents an outstanding challenge! The Global School Health Survey showed that one out of every four students had considered suicide. Jamaica lags international standards with respect to its capacity to deliver mental health services to its population.

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Clearing the land at the future site of the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Centre, in Richmond, St Ann Leaving the world a better place for future generations through health and education of our children.

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An evening with Michael Bolton, the Issa Trust Foundation for the Children Charity Concert, ended on a high raising more than $US350,000 — surpassing the original US$300,000 goal for the construction of the Mary Issa Health Centre near Richmond, St Ann. Read the full article here.
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Please review the outstanding silent auction items or donation options available to help us raise critical funds for our amazing cause. This year, the event proceeds will directly support the Issa Trust Foundation’s latest project – the construction of the Mary Issa Pediatric and Adolescent Health Centre in St Ann to provide top-notch pediatric and adolescent primary healthcare to the children of Jamaica on an ongoing basis. Construction will begin this summer.

The online auction will close on 27th of May at midnight.

BROWSE SILENT AUCTION
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Purchase your Tickets now! You are invited to take advantage of this very special offer as there are limited tickets available. As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts to provide life-saving resources to the children of Jamaica, the Issa Trust Foundation will host our third “For The Children” Charity Concert on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios. From “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “Soul Provider” to “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, Michael Bolton’s timeless songs of love and tenderness have been integral to the soundtrack of our lives. The Grammy Award winner – beloved in Jamaica – performs for us, providing an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical genres. Ky-Mani Marley and Tarrus Riley, two outstanding Jamaican Reggae ambassadors, complete the extraordinary line-up for this all-inclusive evening of enchantment under the stars. Wayne and Tami Mitchell both seasoned performers in their own right, internet sensations and stars of their hit reality television show “Meet the Mitchells” will host the proceedings.

An Evening With Michael Bolton: For the Children Charity Concert 2023

Tickets available V-VIP @ SOLD OUT VIP @ $250

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As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts to provide life-saving resources to the children of Jamaica, the Issa Trust Foundation will host our third “For The Children” Charity Concert on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios. From “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “Soul Provider” to “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”, Michael Bolton’s timeless songs of love and tenderness have been integral to the soundtrack of our lives. The Grammy Award winner – beloved in Jamaica – performs for us, providing an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical genres. Ky-Mani Marley and Tarrus Riley, two outstanding Jamaican Reggae ambassadors, complete the extraordinary line-up for this all-inclusive evening of enchantment under the stars. Wayne and Tami Mitchell, both seasoned performers in their own right, internet sensations and stars of their hit reality television show “Meet the Mitchells” will host the proceedings.

THE EXPERIENCE:

Join us for this unforgettable experience which will unfold on the main lawn of Couples Sans Souci. All ticket categories are VIP, inclusive of a sumptuous menu by Couples Resorts’ Executive Corporate Chef Stefan Spath and his team and complimented by a premium bar service with top shelf wines and spirits. Event sponsors and V-VIP guests will enjoy a special private cocktail beach party at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails for our VIP guests begin at 7:00 p.m. All guests are invited to be seated at 7:30 p.m. Get settled in ahead of showtime promptly at 8:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:45 p.m.

THE BENEFICIARY:

This year, the event proceeds will directly support the Issa Trust Foundation’s latest project – the construction of the Mary Issa Children’s Health Centre in St Ann to provide top-notch pediatric and adolescent primary healthcare to the children of Jamaica on an ongoing basis. Construction will begin this summer. While enjoying all on offer, please consider participating in the evening’s Silent Auction and bidding on your preferred items. They will include fine works of art, luxurious vacation stays and other items of value. There is also the opportunity for our guests to pledge cash donations. Come May 27th – there is only one place to be!
While enjoying all on offer, please consider participating in the evening’s Silent Auction and bidding on your preferred items. They will include fine works of art, luxurious vacation stays and other items of value. There is also the opportunity for our guests to pledge cash donations. Come May 27th – there is only one place to be!
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CHARITY gala ‘For The Children’, hosted by the Issa Trust Foundation, far exceeded its lofty goal of US$200,000 by raising a whopping US$417,000. Read the full story here!
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The Issa Trust Foundation was established in 2005 by Couples Resorts as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a system of prevention, health promotion and education, community health improvement and other services to promote well-being and development for the people of Jamaica.

The Foundation strives to provide an environment conducive to the educational needs of children in collaboration with other community resources. Together, through educational and professional programs, we will work with, and advocate for families to provide a safe, nurturing and permanent home for children.

Funds raised from this event will enable Issa Trust Foundation to start the construction of its own children and adolescent health center in the Ocho Rios area. We will be offering not only pediatric but adolescent services in addition to specialty clinics, mental health support, vision, hearing tests along with primary care. The center will also offer rotation programs for doctors to partner with local Jamaican doctors.

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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. Read Full Story Here
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Couples Resorts and its charity arm, Issa Trust Foundation, on Monday donated medical equipment valued $40 million to Jamaica’s public health sector. Read Full Story Here
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