Providing Solutions for Poverty and Hunger in Jamaica

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

What We’ve Accomplished So Far

Food Baskets Disbursed

Families Benefitted

Masajid Participate

How You Can Get Involved

 Whoever alleviates the need of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the Hereafter.

Volunteer on Packaging Day

We have defined a food basket that is geared at providing periodic sustenance for families. The packaging for these baskets occurs every two weeks. Come and join us at the next event!

Deliver Food Baskets

One of the main challenges we face is the delivery of our food baskets from Kingston to the masajid in the outer parishes. Join our list of delivery volunteers today. 

Donate to the Charity

The work of JFIC is primarily funded by donations. We accept food items or cash donations can be made.

Our Story

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.

Our Objectives

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

Provide housing & medical supplies
To provide assistance in housing and medical supplies/expenses.

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

Our Programs

At the JFIC we take a comprehensive approach to fulfill our aim of empowering the needy and building a mentally, physically and spiritually healthy society.

Food Basket Program

This program is geared at providing periodic sustenance for families including people who are unable to work due to age/disability and those who are able-bodied but are struggling to find employment.

 

Medical Expense Program

The goal of this program is to provide medical assistance to those who are afflicted but cannot afford the high cost of treatment, surgery or medication necessary for good health.

 

Community Employment Program

The goal of this program is to assist persons on the Food Basket Programme in obtaining employment or other persons who may have lost their job or need additional income due to familial obligations.

 

Scholarships & School Fees Program

This program is to assist those who can’t afford school fees for primary, secondary and tertiary education as well as other school expenses. It is our hope to establish a “Back-to-school” drive in the summers to raise funds for school supplies.

 

Become a Volunteer Today

One of the central principles of Islam is helping others and this is one of the mandates of JFIC. So together, let’s commit our time and energy for the benefit of our community and society.

 

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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.

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).

Can I Pay Zakat to the JFIC?

Yes! The JFIC is eligible to receive your Zakat. Paying the Zakat is one of the major religious duties in Islam. Literally, zakat means to “purify”. It refers to the purification of a believers’ wealth and soul. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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.

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P.O. Box 100, Half Way Tree Post Office Kingston 8, Jamaica

Call Us: 1-876-310-8100 OR 1-876-402-4291

Fax Us: 1-876-908-0328

Email Us: jamaicaislamiccharity@gmail.com

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