Frequently Asked Questions

Listing of questions as a reference for individuals who want to learn about the organisation

Are donations to Integrity Children’s Fund tax deductible?

Yes, all donations to Integrity are tax deductible, because of our 501 ( c)3 status.

How does the organization raise funds?

Integrity Children’s Fund employs a diversified fundraising strategy that includes:

  1. Events
    1. 5K Run/Walk-a-thons in Atlanta (August)
    2. Christmas Concerts in Atlanta (December)
    3. Evening of Elegance in Atlanta (June)
    4. Cycling in Atlanta (September)
    5. Call-a-thon in Atlanta (March)
    6. Corporate Sponsors, for our events
    7. Individual Donors who donate, monthly or annually
    8. Church Fundraising, which generates contributions from the Christian community.

How can I donate to this worthy cause?

Become a monthly donor! It’s easy! You can donate any amount monthly whether – $10, $20, $30, $50.  Make your donations as follows:

  1. Donate online by going to www.integritychildrensfund.org and Click Donate. Follow the instructions to register through our secure website for a fixed amount to be paid from your credit card monthly.
     
  2. Send us a check monthly to the below address.

    Integrity Children’s Fund
    P.O. Box 4402
    Alpharetta, GA 30023

Which schools does Integrity Children’s Fund currently support?

Integrity Children’s Fund currently supports the following schools:

  1. Operation Restoration Christian School. Located in the inner-city community of Trench Town, this school currently provides remedial education for over 60 functionally illiterate teenagers annually.  These students hail from the communities of Western Kingston.
  2. Joytown Learning Center. Located in Trench Town, this school provides early childhood education for about 90 children under 6 years of age, most of whom are from the communities of Western Kingston.
  3. Jacob’s Well Basic School. This school, located in the district of Salt March in the North Coast parish of Trelawny, provides early childhood education for about 50 children under 6 years of age, most of whom live in the communities of Northern Trelawny.
  4. Maranatha Basic School. This school, located in the inner-city community of Waterhouse, near downtown Kingston, provides early childhood education for about 65 children under 6 years of age.

Who are the Board members of Integrity Children’s Fund?

  • Major (retired) Karl Chambers (President)
  • Dr. Christopher Parker (Vice President)
  • Christopher Earle (Treasurer)
  • Gibson White
  • Marcia Chambers
  • Audrey Earle (Secretary)
  • Verna Ramdeen-Brown, PhD
  • Derrick Harvey
  • Sophia Hew-Woolridge

What are the specific objectives of Integrity Children’s Fund?

Integrity Children’s Fund five year (2023) goals are:

  1. Provide financial support to a total of 2 Remedial Schools annually.
  2. Provide financial support to a total of 7 Basic Schools annually.
  3. Educate 800 at-risk children annually.

What are the long-term goals of Integrity Children’s Fund?

Integrity Children’s Fund ten year (2028) goals are:

  1. Provide financial support to a total of 5 Remedial Schools annually.
  2. Provide financial support to a total of 14 Basic Schools annually.
  3. Educate 2,000 at-risk children annually.

How does Integrity Children’s Fund plan to achieve their goals?

Integrity Children’s Fund will grow its operation in phases. Following its launch in June 2002, a two-year pilot phase commenced, where two schools in Trench Town began to receive financial support. The two schools include Operation Restoration Christian and Covenant Community Church Basic School (Joy Town). These schools, co-located on Collie Smith Drive, provide education for students from the adjoining communities of Trench Town, Rema, Arnett Gardens and Rose Town. For the past ten years ICF has achieved its goals through its fundraising efforts providing consistent and dependable financial support to four schools.

What does Integrity Children’s Fund Support?

Our support to the supported schools is only used to fund:

  • Student Support
    All activity in this realm is geared toward providing for the physical and material needs of the students of selected schools. This will include furnishing students with meals, uniforms, books and other school supplies, technological aids (inclusive of, but not confined to IT), access to seminars, field trips and travel for the purposes of educational exposure. Student support will make up the bulk of Integrity Children’s Fund focus.
  • Teacher Development
    Understanding the major role that teachers play in the welfare and education of our children, and also aware of the significant lack of teaching professionals in many under-funded, inner-city and rurally located schools, Integrity Children’s Fund provides direct funding for two aspects of Teacher development. These are:
  • Assistance in the payment of teachers’ salaries so as to ensure that the best possible instructors are recruited and retained in the previously selected schools.
  • Assistance in the training of such members of staff to more adequately prepare them for participation in the process of educating children. Such assistance may take the form of, but not be limited to, workshops, seminars, courses of study and practicums.
  • Infrastructure Maintenance and Acquisition
    This set of activities will be initiated as the third priority once ICF is satisfied that the other two aforementioned areas are being adequately serviced, notwithstanding the importance of the physical plant to the process of learning. Such activities will include repairs and maintenance to school facilities, furnishings and equipment, as well as the assistance in the procurement of land and edifices to advance the cause of education in previously disadvantaged youth.

What is Integrity Children’s Fund Strategy to eliminate teenage illiteracy in Jamaica?

ICF has adopted a two-fold strategy to eliminate teenage illiteracy in Jamaica:

  1. Fund Remedial Education. This strategy educates illiterate pre-teenagers and teenagers, through the provision of financial support to schools island-wide, that provide remedial education for these at-risk children. Our plan is to replicate Operation Restoration Christian School in other communities in Jamaica.
  1. Fund Early Childhood Education. This strategy empowers Basic Schools island-wide to better fulfill their mission to educate pre-school children, through the provision of financial support to these schools.

What is Integrity Children’s Fund School Selection Strategy?

We work closely with Jamaican churches to:

  1. Establish Remedial Schools that will receive financial support from ICF
  2. Identify and select existing Basic Schools to receive financial support from ICF