Pivotal Directions provides volunteers opportunities to make a significant difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor, those people who live in a landfill community in Kingston, Jamaica. We connect volunteers to those living in extreme poverty. Your donation supports the development of volunteers as servant leaders, as well as community development in unimaginable poverty- especially for the children living in it.
The Riverton community in Kingston, Jamaica is a shanty town that is set in the shadow of the largest garbage dump in the Caribbean. The inhabitants are some of the most resilient, friendly and hopeful people. Their homes are made from items they scavenge from the landfill such as pallets and cardboard. They are often infested with rats, termites and have serious water damage. All too often their expired food comes from garbage trucks heading into the dump. Families live on less than $10 a day. Our volunteers are making a difference providing basic needs of shelter, food, education and love.
The following needs are what your Memorial donation will go toward:
$3500 Our student volunteers will tear down and rebuild a two room home for someone in dire need.
$2000 will build a standard one room home for someone in dire need.
$1000 will pay local, out of work carpenters to assist our volunteers with the construction of a home
$750 will purchase needed medical supplies
$500 will buy a family their first refrigerator or freezer chest.
$300 will provide 25 elderly shut-ins a hot meal for a week.
$250 will provide a child bus fare for one school year
$150 will provide a child their school fee for one school year
$50 will buy a student new school shoes and a uniform
General Fund: Any amount helps our organization to determine where the greatest needs are serving the poorest of the poor
Pivotal Directions Inc. is a tax-deductible non-profit organization.
Check donations can be sent to: Pivotal Directions Inc. 10936 N. Port Washington Rd. #217 Mequon, WI 53092