Are donations to Integrity Children’s Fund tax deductible?
Yes, all donations to Integrity Children's Fund 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:
5K Run/Walk-a-thons in Atlanta
Christmas Concerts in Atlanta
Evening of Elegance in Atlanta
Cycling in Atlanta
Individual Donors who donate, monthly or annually
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:
Donate online by going to www.integritychildrensfund.org/donate and Click Donate. Follow the instructions to register through our secure website for a fixed amount to be paid from your credit card monthly.
Send 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:
Dunaire Elementary School - Located in Stone Mountain, Dekalb, Georgia, USA, this Title 1 School caters to a relatively high refugee population, with a current student population of 79% - Black, 8% - Asian, 5% - Hispanic. 4% - White and 4% - Other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How did Integrity Children’s Fund grow it's operations?
Integrity Children’s Fund (ICF) grew 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, Arnette Gardens and Rose Town. Over the last 19 years ICF added support for more schools in the parishes of St. James and Trelawny in Jamaica. In 2020, ICF started supporting its first school outside of Jamaica, that is, the Dunaire Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.
What are the specific objectives of Integrity Children’s Fund?
Integrity Children’s Fund five year (2018 - 2023) goals are:
Provide financial support to a total of 2 Remedial Schools annually.
Provide financial support to a total of 7 Basic Schools annually.
Support the education of 800 at-risk children annually.
What are the long-term goals of Integrity Children’s Fund?
Integrity Children's Fund has established long term goals that expand the reach and the impact of support.
Provide financial support to a total of 5 Remedial Schools annually.
Provide financial support to a total of 14 Basic (Pre-K) Schools annually.
Support the education of 4500 at-risk children annually.
What does Integrity Children’s Fund Support?
Our support to the supported schools is only used to fund:
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.
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 illiteracy?
ICF has adopted a two-fold strategy to eliminate illiteracy:
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, located in Trench Town, in other communities in Jamaica and the United States.
Fund Early Childhood Education. This strategy empowers Basic Schools in Jamaica and Elementary schools in the United States, to better fulfill their mission to educate K-5 children, through the provision of financial support to these schools.
What is Integrity Children’s Fund School Selection Strategy?
We work closely with community leaders to:
Establish Remedial Schools that will receive financial support from ICF
Identify and select existing Basic Schools to receive financial support from ICF