Kids In Need, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 by the late Keith James and Edmund Lothian. It was incorporated under the laws of the state of New York in 2003. Their initial desire was to put computers into the hands of Jamaican children to ensure that they would not be left behind in a world increasingly dependent on technology. In reaching out to schools in their former home of St. James, Jamaica, they found that there were many other needs including support for book and uniforms for children as well as building upkeep and equipment for schools.
Kids in Need, Inc. is a membership organization and membership is open to anyone who supports our mission to provide educational support to the children of St. James, Jamaica. K.I.N. is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. Most of its current members are former residents of Saint James, Jamaica, West Indies.
At K.I.N. Inc. our mission is to provide elementary and primary-aged children in the Saint James parish of Jamaica, West Indies with financial support and any additional assistance required to meet their educational needs.
These needs shall be pursued by:
- Hosting fund raising events
- Encouraging the active participation of the local population
- Seeking to secure donations from philanthropic sources
- Identifying and selecting “projects of assistance” in K.I.N.’s target arena
- Organizing committees, where necessary, for the purpose of running an efficient operation
- Collaborating with organizations with a similar mission
- Complying with the laws of the United States of America as a registered corporate entity
K.I.N. Inc. is governed by its twelve (12) members headed by a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Events Coordinator. They meet the second Sunday of each month to plan and coordinate the activities of K.I.N. Inc.
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