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 26th April 2021 (Tranche 181)

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

Covid 19 made 2020 an unforgettable year for JFIC, like everywhere else in the world. It has, and continues to have a severe impact on the Jamaican economy, our donors, volunteers and beneficiaries.  As tourism is the major foreign exchange earner for Jamaica, the worldwide travel restrictions has had a devastating effect on our tourism industry and by extension the communities that rely on this industry for sustenance.

At the JFIC, we observed an increase in the number of applications to the Food Basket Program across Jamaica. Conversely, there was a decrease in donations as our donors were also negatively impacted by the overall reduction in revenue.

To assist with our rapidly depleting funds, Masjid-ar-Rahman, in Spanish Town held a BBQ Fundraiser on November 7th 2020 to assist ethe JFIC. Al hamdulillah, the response across the island was very good leading to a total of $400,344.16 being raised to assist the programme.

A total of 862 food baskets were distributed to 14 Masajid throughout the island in the 2020 financial year. This does not include food items donated to random persons who reached out to, and were assisted by, the JFIC over the same period.  The Food Distribution Report for 2020 can be seen in the table to the right.

For Ramadan 2020, the customary disbursement of Dates were distributed island wide to all Masajid. However, with the restrictions in place regarding social gatherings, no iftar programs were held.

The Sisters Only Arabic Workshop was launched in March 2019 held it’s last class in March 2020 the day before the first reported case of COVID-19. Al hamdulillah, a number of sisters utilized the downtime to continue their studies online and as such, has reach significant milestones in their Arabic studies.

By Allah's permission the Jamaica Foundation for Islamic Charity thrived throughout the pandemic against all odds, and was able to continue disbursements fortnightly in spite of numerous restrictions. Again, none of the above would have been possible without the blessings of Allah and 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 2020

 

QTY. UNIT FOOD ITEM
1,770 bars Blue Soap
1,769 lbs Cornmeal
4,434 lbs Flour
888 pks. Macaroni
1,788 tins Mackerel
1,721 boxes Matches
1,809 sachets Milk Powder
868 bottles Oil
868 bars Protex
883 lbs Red Beans
4,494 lbs Rice
169 packs Salt
1,790 tins Sardines
1,775 lbs Sugar
8,710 sachets Teabag
1,219 rolls Toilet Paper
168 pcs Toothbrush
590 tubes Toothpaste
1,779 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 (https://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:

https://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