Our Vision

Our vision is to create a Jamaican society of individuals who are empowered, self-motivated, morally, physically and spiritually healthy and determined to reach their fullest potential for which they were created, regardless of their background or current circumstances.

Donate!

You can contribute to our Food Basket Program or help kickstart one of our planned projects. We accept funds as well as items which can be distributed to our JFIC participants.

Join Us!

There are several ways to join our JFIC team and partner with us. So, whether you are an individual, group or company, living in Jamaica or abroad, there is always space for you in our family!

Food baskets disbursed

Family units benefitted

Masajid participate

 

**Statistics as at 9th April 2020 (Tranche 154)

2019 Annual Report

2019 was a very exciting year for the the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity.  A total of 793 food baskets were distributed to 14 Masajid throughout the island. This does not include food items donated to the neighbours in the vicinity where the food baskets are prepared on a fortnightly basis. The Food Distribution Report for 2019 can be seen in the table to the right.

In addition to the continuation of the Food Distribution Program for 6 years (2014 - 2019), we were able to launch the following initiatives :

Medical Expense Program - The aim of this initiative it to assist high risk persons with their medical bills. In 2019, we were able to assist one (1) sister for a major surgery. 

Sisters Only Arabic Workshop - This initiative was launched in March 2019 and held on a monthly basis. Sisters from all over Jamaica  were invited to a "One-Day Workshop" where they were taught arabic on a 1:1 basis. An assessment was done at Registration to assess their level - Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced. We are happy to advise that arising out of this program, we have Sisters reading the Quran. 

Degree Program Scholarships - Two (2) scholarships were awarded to sisters to pursue the B Sc in Psychology. They are currently in the second semester. We continue to invite persons in Jamaica to apply for scholarships.

For the third year, JFIC was able to oversee the Iftaar Sponsorship Program. With an increase in donors, we were able to distribute to thirteen (13) Masajid in the island. Food items were purchased and provided to the various Masajid to prepare meals for the breaking of the fast and monetary donations were made to purchase meat and vegetables.

With the growing demands in the community due to the rising food cost, more challenges were faced in 2019 regarding the collection of food baskets from Central Masjid to the beneficiaries located islandwide. Sometimes there are uncollected boxes due to lack of transportation and financial difficulties faced by most of our Masajid.

An aggressive fundraising campaign is needed in 2020 to purchase a delivery van for the charity. The use of personal vehicles to purchase food items and deliver food baskets has taken its toll.  To raise funds for this initiative, JFIC will be selling educational paraphernalia locally and overseas.

By Allah's permission, we have a long way nevertheless. Again, none of the above would have been possible without the steady support of our donors and the efforts of our directors and volunteers.

We are truly grateful for, and humbled by, the trust placed in us, as together we look forward to another year of serving Jamaica  In Sha Allah (God willing).

FOOD DISTRIBUTION REPORT 2019

 

QTY. UNIT FOOD ITEM
1,612 bars Blue Soap
1,615 lbs Cornmeal
4,352 lbs Flour
798 pks. Macaroni
1,665 tins Mackerel
1,615 boxes Matches
1,648 sachets Milk Powder
810 bottles Oil
823 bars Protex
863 lbs Red Beans
4,276 lbs Rice
157 packs Salt
1,681 tins Sardines
1,746 lbs Sugar
8,190 sachets Teabag
1,108 rolls Toilet Paper
156 pcs Toothbrush
546 tubes Toothpaste
1,679 tins Tuna

 

They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.”

Qu’ran 2:215

They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveler. And whatever you do of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.”

Qu’ran 2:215

About Us

The Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity (JFIC) is a non-profit Charitable Organisation legally registered with the Government of Jamaica. It was founded in 2013 with the mandate of facilitating charitable, moral, and spiritual support to communities in Jamaica.

We are dedicated to providing solutions for poverty and hunger in Jamaica by assisting and empowering the poor and disenfranchised with their basic needs.

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Core Objectives

Distribute to the needy

Accept donations of food, clothing, money and other property in order to distribute to those requiring assistance.

Housing & Medical Supplies

To provide assistance in housing and medical supplies/expenses.

Counselling & Mentorship

To coordinate the provision of training and mentorship as needed and within limits. In addition, to providing counselling and wellness services.

JFIC Programs

Food Basket Program

Medical Expense Program

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

For your convenience, the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity (JFIC) has answered your frequently asked questions below.

Who is the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity?

The Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity (JFIC) is a non-profit Charitable Organisation legally registered with the Government of Jamaica. It was founded in 2013 with the mandate of facilitating charitable, moral, and spiritual support to communities in Jamaica.

JFIC p artners with stakeholders including local Masaajids (Muslim places of worship), private sector organizations and international organizations to assist the needy with food and other essential items and pave a road towards self-empowerment.

The work of JFIC is primarily funded by donations.

Our goal is to work towards a solution to alleviating poverty within the Jamaican society via improvements in an individual’s standard of living.

How are we funded?

All our funds come from private individuals, businesses and fundraising ventures. We do not receive any funding from government institutions. You can also view copies of our annual reports on the Finances page (http://jficharity.org/finances).

How do I know that the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity is reputable?

It’s important to trust any charity you support thus we make as much information about our organization available to our public as we can.

We’re registered as a non-profit organization with the Government of Jamaica. More information about our charity status can be found at the Companies of Jamaica. http://www.orcjamaica.com/

In addition, our financial statements are readily available for anyone to inspect. You can also view copies of our annual reports from our the Finances Section

 

How many employees are there at JFIC?

There are NO employees at the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity. All the works performed are on a volunteer basis.

How do I make a donation?

There are several ways to contribute to Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity :

 (a)  Mail cheques to: 

Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity

P.O. Box 100

Half Way Tree Post Office

Kingston 8,

Jamaica

(b) NCB Bank Deposit: 

Donations can be made via NCB Branch island wide to account #371082670

Please make cheques payable to Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity

(c)   Via Pay-pal

Please click on the Paypal Donate button at the top of the page. 

(d) Food Items

If you have any food items to donate, please contact us to make mutual arrangements for pick-up or delivery.

The standard food basket contents for donation may contain some or all of the items listed:
rice, flour, cornmeal, sugar, matches, tea-bag, milk powder, peas/beans, cooking oil, bath soap, salt, tuna, sardines, toilet paper, tin mackerel, blue soap (detergent for washing), toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Non-standard items such as Dates may also be donated for distribution as the need arise (please call to confirm).

Do you have volunteer opportunities?

Should you wish to become a volunteer of JFIC to assist with packaging, distribution, fundraising etc. please contact us or sign up here:

http://jficharity.org/volunteer/

How do I apply for a Food Basket?

Should you wish to become a recipient of JFIC, visit the pages:

What We Do > JFIC Overview

What We Do > Application Process

What We Do > Review Process

If you still have questions, please contact us.

Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity

P.O. Box 100, Half Way Tree Post Office

Kingston 8, Jamaica

Telephone :

1-876-310-8100/ 1-876-402-4291

Fax : 1-876-908-0328

E-mail Address : jamaicaislamiccharity@gmail.com