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COJO launches raffle to benefit children in Haiti

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

New York-based Jamaican charity, Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc, has launched a special raffle to benefit children in Haiti.

The organisation has received the support of JetBlue Airways, which is again joining forces with the charity to respond to the plight of Haiti's children impacted by the recent disaster.

COJO is a non-profit organisation in New York, whose mission is to help improve the health, education and general well-being of underprivileged children.

COJO's special raffle to benefit the children of Haiti was officially launched on March 9.

The raffle will culminate during the week of May 17-21 when the winners will be announced at a special ceremony.

"Any opportunity to help children in need is a worthwhile investment and we thought it prudent to reach out to our Caribbean neighbours in this most difficult period to lend a hand," said Gary Williams, COJO founder and chairman.

"JetBlue is delighted that the airline is able to once again join forces with COJO and to lend assistance to children in Haiti who have been impacted by the recent disaster. There's no question about the importance of securing a brighter future for these affected children and we believe every little action counts," said Icema Gibbs, director of corporate social responsibility for JetBlue Airways.

For further information about COJO, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cojokids.org.