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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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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

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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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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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The legendary Third World band can add Goodwill Reggae Ambassadors to their resume. The group was recently signed by the Issa Trust Foundation – the non-profit arm of Couples Resorts Jamaica. In making the announcement, Diane Pollard, president and CEO, stated, “It is fitting that, on the anniversary of last year’s very successful fundraising concert, ‘An Evening with Air Supply and Third World’ featuring Koffee, that the hosts of the event, the Issa Trust Foundation, is announcing that the legendary Third World has come on board as Goodwill Reggae Ambassadors for the foundation as they continue the work being done to enrich the lives of children in Jamaica.”…   Full Article Here
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THE ISSA Trust Foundation, the non-profit organisation of Couples Resorts Jamaica, has reacted with urgency to the medical needs of the Jamaican Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic by sourcing US$238,000 (J$32 million) in equipment and supplies for the country.

This donation will include two GE Ventilators (valued at J$3 million), a new portable X-ray Machine (valued at J$2 million) and a 40ft container of supplies and equipment (valued at J$27 million). The container donations will include a Draegar XL ventilator, suction machines, beds, stretchers, an ultrasound machine, infusion pumps, hand sanitiser, gowns, gloves, a CPAP machine, an ECG machine, along with many other essential items to assist with the current crisis.

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ADDING to a well-documented history of assistance to the island’s health and education sectors, the Issa Trust Foundation, under the leadership of Chairman Paul Issa and the patronage of Sir Patrick and Lady Allen, has joined the fight against the new coronavirus.

The foundation, the non-profit arm of Couples Resorts Jamaica, has donated US$238,000 ($32 million) in equipment and supplies to the country in its COVID-19 response efforts.

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The National Health Fund’s (NHF) ability to respond to the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) has been significantly boosted with the recent handover of $168 million in medical supplies by the Issa Trust Foundation and its international partner, Direct Relief. Read More
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Chairman, Paul Issa and President & CEO, Diane Pollard, is pleased to announce the appointment of Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, as Patron. Lady Allen joins her husband, His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, who has acted in this capacity since 2011.

The Issa Trust Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Couples Resorts in 2005 and headed by Chairman, Paul Issa and President & CEO, Diane Pollard, is pleased to announce the appointment of Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, as Patron. Lady Allen joins her husband, His Excellency, The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, who has acted in this capacity since 2011.

Lady Allen began nursing training at the Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Nursing Department while serving as the Institution’s Dean of Women. She migrated to the USA with her family and completed the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan and later served in several senior positions at health care facilities in Michigan.

Between 2002 and 2007, she joined the faculty of NCU where she served as Lecturer in the Department of Nursing and later as the University’s Human Resource Director.

A passionate advocate for children and the elderly, Lady Allen now works with teens and young adults in several state-run juvenile facilities and children’s homes. Once per week, she visits the Bustamante Hospital for Children and reads for the children. She was also instrumental in the establishment of the play and learning stimulation room for patients at the Hospital. Diane Pollard, President & CEO of the Issa Trust Foundation, stated, “we are thankful for Her Excellency, Lady Allen’s acceptance as Patron of the Foundation. She is extremely driven and works tirelessly with compassion and commitment to make a difference for our youth. Over the years, Lady Allen has attended our Vision Missions and Medical Missions, spending time mentoring children and educators.”

Contact: Alexandra Ghisays (Couples Resorts)
Public Relations Officer, Issa Trust Foundation
Email: alex@couples.com
Cell: 361 4762

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Taken from the Jamaica Observer

A total of 887 children received eye examinations over three days of free Vision Clinics in Westmoreland last month.

Of that number, 172 received glasses, a recent release from the Issa Trust Foundation said.

The foundation, the non-profit arm of Couples Resorts, in conjunction with the Lions of Michigan Vision Mission Team, held the clinics for students at Savanna-La-Mar Primary School from October 17-19, and provided comprehensive eye exams to test the health of each child’s eyes and whether they needed glasses to improve their vision.

The release said the glasses were provided by the Lions Club team free of cost.

The mission team consisted of four optometrists, two medical doctors, a licensed optician, and five volunteer technicians who assisted in vision testing and in fitting the glasses.

According to the foundation, all the glasses provided were previously used glasses that had been collected, sorted, cleaned, measured and shipped from the United States to Jamaica. The Lions Club team used a computer programme to search for the best glasses that they have in their supply, closest to the child’s prescription needs.

In addition to the students examined, the Issa Trust Foundation said a Vision Clinic was also held at Couples Swept Away for the adult staff of that hotel and Couples Negril, where 329 employees were seen and 220 received glasses.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service organisation in the world with 1.4 million male and female members from 210 countries, the release said.

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