The Enterprise News Blog December 5, 2009 Issue

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The TOYBOX Charity Foundation this Christmas will brighten the smiles and touch the lives of over 1,000 less fortunate Jamaican children Jamaican.

“Let’s show them that we care by presenting them with a toy as we spread the message of giving this Christmas,” said TOYBOX Charity Foundation Project Coordinator, Neil N. Davis. “We have just a few weeks to put a smile on hundreds of little faces.”

On the 23rd of December, TOYBOX Charity Foundation personnel will visit several homes within the areas of Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine bearing gifts.

These homes include:

  • Glenhope Nursery and Place of Safety for Girls Jamaica
  • Christian Boys’ Home
  • Marigold Children’s Home
  • Dare to Care
  • Maxfield Park Home
  • Church of God Children’s Home
  • Best Care Lodge
  • St Antonese Children’s Home

Now is the perfect time to donate your gift at one of the following locations throughout the island:

  • Any Scotia Bank Group (Islandwide)
  • RJR Communications Group
  • EMBESS Pharmacy
  • Caledonia Outdoor Advertising
  • Jamaica Trade and Invest (JAMPRO)
  • Manufacturers Credit Information Services (Advance)
  • New Line Motors Company Limited

Today you will have an opportunity to meet the faces behind the TOYBOX Charity Foundation Christmas Toy Drive 2009 and spend some time with them at AZMART, Barbican (34 East Kings House Road). If you are unable to attend, you can check them out on RJR 94 FM between the hours 9:00 am to midday.

Note: You don’t need to wrap the gifts, but if you do, please indicate if it is a boy or a girl.

According to Michael Lee, Media & Communications Manager, now is the time to “show a child we care, with a gift that we can share and make a smile that shines real bright as we approach the New Year.”

Help to make a Difference in a child’s life this Christmas.

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Hollywood, FL – On Thursday  November 19, 2009, at the offices of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), owner, Xavier Murphy , presented a check for J$ 41,050 (US $500)  to assist the Foundation in its fight against heart disease in Jamaica.

The donation was made possible through the generosity of the site visitors & members who donated to the annual Heart Foundation of Jamaica drive.

Mr. Paul Thompson, Medical Manager at the Foundation said, “With the rapid increase in the demand for our services and the coherent growth in our facilities and offerings, there has been an ever-increasing need for us to acquire additional equipment. This donation will go a far way in helping the Foundation to do so and in turn, increase the number of persons we are capable of screening island-wide.”

The HFJ was established over 38 years ago and screened over 64,000 persons who visited its premises at 30 Beechwood Avenue in 2006 alone. The main objective of the Foundation is to reduce the incidence of death from heart disease in Jamaica, while educating and screening the nation on cardiovascular diseases and its prevention.

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has been the recipient of donations from the Florida based website, for the past 6 years. The donation is made in the memory of Marcia “Ackeegirl” Davidson. A true Jamaican, Marcia was instrumental to the website, she was the first moderator and administrator and was active in many other areas. After her death in July 2003 from a long fight with heart disease, the site vowed to make an annual donation to The Heart Foundation of Jamaica in honour of her memory.

About was launched in December 1995 and now houses the largest online Jamaican community boasting 30,000 registered users and over 1.8 million “impressions” per month. Ranked as the No. 1 Website on Jamaica for four years (Source: The site provides a forum/social community for Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaicans residing all around the world where they exchange stories among other things. offers site visitors travel information personalized e-mail, discussion forums, social network, Jamaican restaurant directory, Alumni Directory, news and much more.

About The Heart Foundation of Jamaica
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is a non- profit, non- government organization founded by the Lion’s Club of Kingston in 1971. The objective of the Foundation is to reduce the incidence of death from heart disease in Jamaica by prevention through education, early detection through screening programmes, and rehabilitation through education about healthy lifestyles.

CONTACT: Karen Lee, Pines Boulevard, Suite 117, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, Phone: (954) 430-8736
Email:, Website:

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