Narrated Asmaa' bint Abu Bakr: Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said:

Give (in charity) and do not give reluctantly lest Allaah should give you in a limited amount; and do not withhold your money lest Allah should withhold it from you.”

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2590, 2591) and Saheeh Muslim (2244)]

Organisation Profile

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 partners 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.

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.

Mission Statement

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solutions for poverty and hunger in Jamaica by assisting and empowering the poor and disenfranchised with their basic needs

How We Distribute Donations For Our Programs

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Food Basket Program

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Medical Expense Program (Coming soon)

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Scholarships and School Fees Program (Coming soon)

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Community Employment Program (Coming soon)

Our Objectives

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To distribute food and food-related products to those requiring assistance

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To accept donations of food, clothing and other items for redistribution.

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To accept donations of money or other property for redistribution.

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To collect, inspect, catalogue and store items for redistribution.

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To provide assistance in housing and medical supplies/expenses.

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To coordinate the provision of training and mentorship as needed and within limits.

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To provide counselling and wellness services.

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To provide scholarships, grants and stipends.

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To provide assistance in the building of institutions.

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To cooperate with other organisations with similar objectives.

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To provide relief in the event of catastrophes to needy families or persons.

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To work towards a solution to the problem of poverty in Jamaica.

Board of Directors

Michael Gillett-Chambers

Director/Chairman

Michael “Mikhail” Gillett-Chambers is the CEO at Simply Halal Company Limited, a family business started with his wife Sharon in November 2008. Mikhail brings to the table 30 years of experience in the financial sector spanning Banking, Equities and Fixed Income Securities. The holder of a first degree in Computer Science and Management, Mikhail played key roles in the implementation of systems for the Electronic Trading and Settlement of Securities at the Jamaica Stock Exchange, VISA and MasterCard, and Treasury Bills processing and CFC Forex Accounts at the National Commercial Bank, and re-writing the Fund Management and Moneyline systems at Jamaica Money Market Brokers.

After accepting Islam, Mikhail left the Financial Sector to serve in the “riba-free” area of Town Planning for a short time before starting his own business Simply Halal. He is currently a student of knowledge as he pursues a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Islamic Studies with the Islamic Online University.

He is one of three founding members of JFIC in 2013 and with his family has been very active since it’s inception. Mikhail is married with 2 children and is an avid nature lover, listing fishing, hiking and travelling as his other loves in life.

Douglas S. Waite

Director

Douglas S Waite is currently the Director of KFM Embedded Limited in Jamaica. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).

Prior to forming KFM Embedded, his specialization in power plant maintenance has exposed and allowed him to ply his trade both on land and at sea. He has worked in various companies including Carib Cement, Champion Industrial Equipment and Supplies (Sales Rep), and most recently, Jamaica Energy Partners (Facility Supervisor).

Outside of his career, Mr Waite is a firm believer in serving humanity. He has spearheaded and engages in various charitable projects including his his role at JFIC.

He’s married with 3 children, a huge soccer fan and enjoys engaging in outdoor activities.

Jeehan Miller

Director

Jeehan is an Information Technology Professional and Entrepreneur with an MBA in Information Technology Management and a BSc. in Computer Science and Electronics. She is also currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Islamic Studies.

She is an active member of the Muslim community in Jamaica, and is involved in several ongoing dawah activities. Jeehan has been with the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity since its inception in 2013 and is one of its three founding members.

She is married with two children and enjoys reading, and learning new things in her free time.

Taariq Abdul-Majeed

Director

Taariq Abdul-Majeed is the Finance Director at Hisaab Company Limited in Jamaica. Prior to forming Hisaab, he worked at various financial institutions in Jamaica including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Jamaica Beverages Limited and at the Jamaica Aggregates Limited / Jamaica Premix Concrete Limited.

Highlights of his career include being the recipient of the Sushil Jain Award 2005 ( Youngest Chartered Accountants in Jamaica) and an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

In addition, he is the founding member of Madrasatul-Bayt, Jamaica’s first Islamic Preparatory School. On the Islamic dawah front, Taariq has been an active member in the local masajid and the Islamic Dawah Committee. He and his family have been actively involved with JFIC since 2014. He is married with 3 kids and enjoys reciting Qur’an and playing cricket.

Sharon Gillett-Chambers

Director/Company Secretary

Born and raised in Trinidad, Sharon (Zubaydah) migrated to Jamaica on her marriage to Michael Gillett-Chambers.
She has a BSc Computing Studies with the University of Greenwich.

Sharon is one of three founding members of JFIC and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Islamic Studies with the Islamic Online University. She has 2 kids and enjoys reading, badminton and traveling.

Raihanah Khan-Francis

Director

A Public Health Specialist, Raihanah holds a Masters degree in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology and a first degree in Psychology and Sociology.

She is passionate about helping others through charitable efforts and as such is an active member in the local masajid and the Islamic Dawah Committee. She along with her parents and siblings , has been actively involved with the JFIC since 2014.

She enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.

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

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