OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE LOVE, EDUCATION, AND ADVOCATE
FSO’s mission is to address and positively impact the lives of those who are marginalized and disenfranchised; by bringing hope, supporting individuals and families, encouraging health and wellness, promoting education and a good quality of life to strengthen families and communities locally and globally.
On a brilliant summer day in the year 2006, a few hand and hearts joined together at Haverhill Park on Belvedere road in West Palm Beach, Florida. The initial group of six was led by Mrs. Latchmin Jaramillo. Their mission was to address and positively impact the lives of the young and the aged who were deemed stricken with poverty, disenfranchisement, and miseducated in the local community in Palm Beach County and in their beloved homeland, Jamaica.
Having identified Education as “the key to the doors of prosperity”, the team fervently embarked upon their calling, with their first Charity Dinner affair at the home of the appointed President, Mrs. Jaramillo. This event successfully generated a significant increase in interested and more active participants.
The aim of FREE SPIRIT OUTREACH, INC., is to promote education and help in the reduction of poverty in our society. The children are our future, and we are confident that the children of Jamaica and the U.S.A will continue to impact the world as positively as our Olympians have. We firmly believe that it is our duty as citizens of this country and the world at large to provide them with the necessary tools and opportunities to be their greatest self, and we intend to do so one child at a time.
Our first set of members got together in a park to plan a community outreach group. We officially organized into a nonprofit in Florida.
We started our annual Toy drive and have donated over 10,000 toys.
We were recognized as a 501 (c) 3 Charitable Organization. This was a big step for us since it finally enabled us to fully apply 100% of donated funds to our cause.
We started our health fair and medical screening program in Jamaica.
This was the year we launched a major rebranding campaign and added numerous projects.
This was the year we launched our Lois Hammond Scholarship for students entering tertiary level education. Read More about our Scholarship
This was the year we awarded the first recipient of our Lois Hammond Scholarship to Mr. Levanno Lewis. Read More about our first recipient.
Another Success Story
Free Spirit Outreach, Inc partner with CVM TV’s Inspire Jamaica to aid and support children in need. Dr. Betty, we are very proud of you. This is why we do what we do.
Now that you know about us, we want to get to know you. Find out how you can get involved with our work today!