The Treasure Beach Women's Group is a non-profit organization formed in September 2000 with the assistance of the Bureau of Women's Affairs. Its mission is to promote the advancement of women and the Treasure Beach community as a whole, through education, income producing projects, and awareness of women's health and women's issues.
The organization has accomplished quite a lot since its inception:
• Held several wellness clinics, providing physical exams to hundreds of persons, free testing for HIV/AIDS virus
• Developed an adult literacy program
• Held monthly meetings with speakers and presentations on such subjects as breast self exam, menopause, HIV/AIDS, neighborhood watch, incest, domestic abuse, the environment, small business management, etc.
• Held clothing sales for the community with goods donated by tourist and locals. Proceeds from the sale supports the group's community work
• Co-sponsored the 2001-06 Community Christmas parties, each attended by more than 175 of the area's children
• Provided monetary assistance to many needy individuals
• Given Goodwill bags to needy and the shut-in every year. The bags contain staple foods, soap and other toiletries.
• Held a WALK-A-THON every year to raise funds to support charity work such as the Jamaica Aids Support For Life, Treasure Beach Ambulance Fund, etc.
• Completed a new building which is used for community meetings, as a craft workshop, and as an office for our start-up business ventures
Its future objectives include:
• Continue the adult literacy program, with a push to reach more people within the community
• Broaden membership to include more younger women/youth
• Develop a youth component to the group, to stress responsible sex, parenting skills, HIV awareness, goal setting, etc.
• Hold training workshops for the empowerment of women
• Continue to promote the craft business
Feel free to participate in this worthy cause by donating any of the following:
• Used clothes, shoes, books, household items
• Children's items, clothes, games, educational toys
• Fabric and notions
• Exercise equipment and DVD exercise tapes
• DVD movies
• Craft ideas, and supplies