Helping Hands Jamaica fundraising walk to build new school in Jamaica

Karl Hale hanging with boxer Lennox Lewis in Trelawny

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s (HHJF) annual Jam-walk 5km and brunch returns to Toronto’s Lakeshore on Saturday, May 27, 2022. This year’s walk will support the foundation’s 26th school build, Orange Bay Infant School this summer in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

Everyone is invited to join the philanthropic community of Toronto for a day full of fun and excitement with their families. Participants register online and start raising funds through the event’s user-friendly peer-to-peer system. Participants will be transported to an island-inspired oasis in the city while enjoying brunch and experiencing the warm and welcoming Jamaican hospitality.

HHJF has set a goal to raise a significant amount of funds to build schools with classrooms fitted with age-appropriate student furniture and essential items that enhance the school, such as kitchens with appliances, staff and student bathrooms, sickbays, fencing, playgrounds, and water harvesting systems.

“Our foundation aims for a future where every child, regardless of their socio-economic status or location, can have access to education. We invite anyone who believes every child should have an equal opportunity to succeed to join us for Jam-walk!” said Karl Hale, HHJF Founder and Chairman.

HHJF is making admirable progress by constructing its 26th school. Last year, they successfully completed the Bourne Gordon’s Preschool and Kindergarten in Linstead, Jamaica.

The success of HHJF heavily relies on the support of donors and corporate sponsors. The event organizers express their gratitude towards sponsors like the Jamaica Tourist Board and Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen, among others, for their consistent support.

Individuals, companies, and local businesses are highly encouraged to support HHJF by participating in Jam-walk by registering, donating, or attending their annual gala event, Jamrock,

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation

which will take place on October 20, 2023.

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation (HHJF) seek to improve the lives of the next generation of Jamaicans and their communities by creating a world-class education system through investment in infrastructure, resource materials and expertise. HHJF has raised more than $2.5 million dollars, built 25 schools, and has supported 50 other projects in Jamaica.

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Event Contact: Natasha Borota Mobile: 416.988.9898 Email: