THE STRONG ONES UNITED FOUNDATION
When I was in high school one of my cousinswas brought home by a stranger who said he passed out the road walking home from school. I cried for a long time and I told myself I would do everything I can to ensure this never happens to him again. This time was rough on my aunt because she could only find part time work and my cousin's father was not helpful. My cousin studied even through the gun shots at night when there was turf war and remained at the top of his class. I would help wherever I could and even after I left high school, I continued to help with tuition, lunch, buy books until my cousin graduated high school at the top of his class. We were very proud. He wanted to find a job straight out of high school because he thought there would never be enough money for him to go to college. I told him at that time, I will find the money and that he had to go to college. He registered, and I struggled to balance my own life and his tuition but eventually he graduated and was second family to graduate from college. My mother was the first. He now works for a major firm in America.
Recognizing the importance of education and helping those who really desire to achieve. I continued to help others in different ways. Granting tuition, uniforms, books, shoes whatever I could. The first time my small team and I did an essay competition in Jamaica, we were surprised to see the entries and the stories that came along with them, just like my cousin's and sometimes even more sad. Each of the fifteen winners received a voucher of 15,000 Jamaican dollars for a book store, and a bag pack of books and necessary tools. We did the competition twice but I had to pause to focus more on my own career. There are still some youths that I have taken under my wings, however I know there is much more that could be done, if only I had more to give.
Today, I extend my hand for your support to help those in need. At the end of every year, I will openly state how much we have received and donated and share with you everyone whom we have helped. It's an awesome feeling when you know you have helped to change someone's life in a positive way. I look forward to your love and generosity. Share with me and let's do this together.