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Welcome to JAAOCF
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Orlando, Florida (Central Florida Area)

In November of 1985, the organization was first named West Indian Civic Association, then The Jamaican American Society of Central Florida. In 1986, it became the Jamaican American Association of Central Florida by founding members Mrs. Marjorie & Desmond Brown, et al.

 

The Jamaica American Association of Central Florida (JAAOCF) is a 501 C (3) non-profit, non-political organization in Orlando, established in 1986 primarily to provide a support group for Jamaicans residing in Central Florida. We are committed to educate and inspire by helping those preserve, enhance and promote our cultural heritage by focusing on education, our youth, community service and emergency assistance both locally and internationally, and so much more.

 

JAAOCF, Annual Independence Scholarship & Gala is held each year in August by coming together with our community to celebrate and honor individuals who are making a difference as community leaders and recognizing our young people in their pursuits of higher education.

DONATE TO OUR EMERGENCY FUND

Dear fellow Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica:

The Jamaican American Association of Central Florida, Inc. (JAAOCF) is organizing a special drive to support Jamaica in its time of need. Jamaica is bracing for what could be a devastating hurricane (Beryl). We are asking for monetary donations to boost our emergency fund. Our emergency fund benefits countries in dire need. We will also collaborate with other organizations to collect donations, non-perishable items such as (can goods, rice, dry cereal, baby formula/food, bottled water, etc.), Hygiene Kits for adults/children, adults/Baby Diapers, Wipes, Hand Sanitizers, First Aid Kits, Batteries/Solar Lights, Candles/Matches, clothing for (babies, children, adults), new beddings, etc. to send to Jamaica. For more info, please call (407) 292-3719 or email info.jaaocfl@gmail.com

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS:

Holy Family Episcopal Church

010 Hiawassee Rd, Orlando, FL 32818

Tuesdays 10am-1:30pm

Wednesdays 10am-1:00pm

Caribbean Rhythms Radio Network

721 Verona Street

Kissimmee, FL 34741

Monday-Saturday During Business Hours

Caribbean Sunshine Bakery

2528 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

16112 Marsh Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787)

During Business Hours 

Flavors Of Jamaica

2795 Old Winter Garden Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761

2098 E Osceola Pkwy #118, Kissimmee, FL 34743,

During Business Hours 

Jam-Eng Restaurant

65 N. Orange Avenue, Florida 32801,

During Business Hours

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Please consider giving a donation no matter how small.
​ Sincerely, Ms. Joan Edghill, President   

You can pay by PayPal or any major credit card.

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INSIDE JAAOCF
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ABOUT US
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OUR HISTORY
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MEMBERSHIP
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EDUCATION
The JAAOCF is a 501 C (3) non-profit, non-political organization in Orlando, established in 1985 primarily to provide a support group for Jamaicans residing in Central Florida. 
To preserve, enhance and promote our cultural heritage by and through
our focus on education,
our youth, community service and emergency assistance both locally and internationally.
We invite you to become
a member of the Jamaican American Association of Central Florida (JAAOCF), to help support our cultural heritage, educational and scholarship programs, events, etc.
We offer scholarships of various amounts, or resources, to students who fit the criteria and presented at our Independence & Scholarship Gala.
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ANNUAL EVENTS
Throughout the year JAAOCF, hosts several events, (Health Fair, Caribbean Heritage Month, Independence Scholarship & Gala, Christmas Gift Drive, Thanksgiving Food Drive, and much more.
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FORMS
We offer scholarships of various amounts, or resources, to students who fit the criteria and presented at our Independence & Scholarship Gala.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Adults - $80

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Children- $40
(Up To 12-yrs old)

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You can pay by PayPal or any major credit card.

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
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