The Wannabees began in 2003 as a small Bible Study group of people who wanted to study the Word and strive to be like Jesus (Wanna be like Jesus). We have helped families who lost their homes caused by fire or families with other hardships by giving them food, clothing and furniture. We deliver at least twelve large mission baskets of food and other items every year to people in our area. We have given to many other local organizations that are helping others. Since 2009 our main focus has been the orphans and elderly in Jamaica.
Westhaven Children’s Home has 75 mentally and physically challenged children and young adults. We assist the staff with feeding, bathing, laundry and activities. We donated an office desk, a weed eater, clothing and many items for essential needs.
Garland Children’s Home houses approximately 25 children ages 8-18. Our main goal is to love the children by having devotions, doing craft activities and field trips with them. The highlight for them is the pool party we have with each group. We provided surgery for a 10 year old girl with cerebral palsy, built a bathroom for the girls, and completely gutted, added onto and remodeled their kitchen.
The Good Samaritan Nursing Home houses approximately 10 residents. We found this home by taking the orphans to visit the elderly so that they would learn to reach out to others. Even these children, who have little to nothing, were amazed. It’s approximately 500 square feet with no air conditioning. One nurse and one man take care of them in this run down, smelly, hot home that they rent. Most days they can only give them two small meals. Jamaica does not have Medicare, Medicaid, welfare or agencies like we have so they just survive or are left to die. One resident, Ms. Alice, had been put out on the street by her landlord when she had a stroke and could not get herself to the bathroom. The police found her a week later on the street and brought her to Good Samaritan. The Wannabees have been helping them by purchasing them a new refrigerator, painting and supplying food. Our goal is to help them find a better home.
The Wannabees do not have any paid employees; 100% of your donations are used for the people and/or supplies for them. The Wannabees are a non-profit 501-C3 Organization so your donations to the Wannabees are tax deductible and ARE SO MUCH APPRECIATED.
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