Saturday, January 2, 2016

Shaggy Make a Difference - Support the Charities

Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation  - Shaggy Foundation
Since 2001 through to 2008 Shaggy has been making donations of medical equipment, which the Children's Hospital of Jamaica desperately needed until 2009, when the first Shaggy and Friends concert was staged. Since then, the Shaggy Foundation through his benefit concerts has raised more than US$1.6 million.  This year is no different, Shaggy and Friends including Ashanti, Nelly, En Vogue, Omi, R. City, Inner Circle, Bugle, Ding Dong, Beenie Man, Popcaan, Ghost, Terror Fabulous, Nadine Sutherland and Kevin Downswell will entertain music fans and raise funds that will benefit sick children in Jamaica.

Watch Shaggy and Friends 2016 live at go-jamaica.com/teamshaggy4kids watch to support the cause and share your thoughts using hashtag #TeamSgaggy4Kids

The 2016 staging of Shaggy and Friends has received major support from sponsors such as iHeartMedia and Fiat. Locally, Scotia Bank Jamaica and the Jamaica Public Service Company donated a combined J$6 million in sponsorship. As part of its promotional effort, iHeartMedia promoted the event across 150 radio stations throughout the United States and will broadcast a condensed version of the live show across the US.

Donations since 2001
Shaggy donate another J$70m to his charity 
2002 - Electroencephalogram (EEG) Machine
2003 - Table Top Sterilizing Machine
2005 - Funded the Upgrade of the Medical Oxygen System
2006 - Funded the Beautification of the Administration Block
2008 - Collaborated with Scotia Bank Jamaica to create a park and recreation area
2009 - US$300,000 proceeds from the Shaggy and Friends Foundation
2010 - US$350,000 proceeds from the Shaggy and Friends Foundation
2012 - US$370,000 proceeds from the Shaggy and Friends Foundation
2013 -   J$70,000 proceeds from the Shaggy and Friends Foundation

Other Charities to Look Forward to

Cherine Anderson Reach One Child  - (ROC) Foundation
The ROC was established in 2004 by singer/actress Cherine Anderson and Patrick Lindsay, to recognize and support 6th grade students from primary and all-age schools who demonstrate their commitment to excellence in academics, service and the Arts and have a financial need...more

Aidonia - One Voice Foundation and The Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship Programme
Dancehall artiste Aidonia made 2014 the year to launch his own
Aidonia mentoring students at MPP
charity and make a positive contribution within the Jamaican society.

The One Voice Foundation and Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship Programme involves assisting students with educational challenges that are transitioning into high school. Aidonia donated J$250,000 to five stundents at the Maxfield Park Primary school in Kingston..more

Mr Vegas Foundation - Euphoria Charity Concert and Food Drive
Mr Vegas felt the need to assist the Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica after visiting the institution and observed the needs of children housed there...more

Konshens - Adopt-A-Cause Charity Foundation
Not much information is recorded about this foundation but we know Konshens shared a photo collecting a J$500, 000 cheque from telecommunications giant LIME toward the organiosation.

Busy Signal - Busy 20/20 Helping Hands Foundation Limited
Busy 20/20 HHFL was launched April 2, 2015 with focus on the St. Anns Bay Hospital. The foundations' first undertaking is to raise funds to purchase a X-Ray/CAT Scan equipment at an estimated J$12 million. Persons who wish to contribute to Busy 20/20 HHFL can do so by making contributions to Account #0270509320, Sagicor Bank, Ocho Rios branch, Jamaica. 



Lady Saw Foundation - Assisting The Less Fortunate
The Lady Saw Foundation is a private foundation, personally financed by high income earners. The idea to launch her own personal charity came about while Lady Saw herself was in attendance at a Women's Conference in Montego Bay more The first beneficiary of the foundation is a cancer patient who made public her need for assistance to meet the cost of surgery.  Ms Dawn Whitter received assistance via the Lady Saw Foundation and went to surgery September 14, 2014.

Richie Spice - Contributes to Food For The Poor
Reggae artiste Richie Spice has committed to donating a portion of his local and international performance fee to Food For the Poor more

Sizzla Youth Foundation - Go to FaceBook find out how you can help

Many artistes in Jamaica give daily to people in need. They help families with medical expenses, assist with back to school and other expenses that are too many to list. However, we do not have record of an established charity as in the case of those listed above to verify that information.   
This list will be updated if and/or whenever such information becomes available.

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