Lynne Mitchell Foundation Raises More Than $7,000 For New Backpacks For Underprivileged Students

Top Quote The Lynne Mitchell Foundation has raised more than $7,000 in funds to contribute to underprivileged children attending Seaview Primary School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica for their education. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2015 - In less than one week the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, which began in 2012 to honor the memory of a beloved Miramar resident of the same name, raised more than $7,000 in funds to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for the underprivileged children attending Seaview Primary School in Southfield, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, where Lynne Mitchell was born and raised.

    The money raised will help fill approximately 200 backpacks with the proper materials the deserving students at Seaview need in order to learn. These backpacks will be distributed in August - just in time for the upcoming school year.

    "This year our initial goal to raise $6,000 was met and surpassed in less then a week," said Marlene Gordon, president and founder of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation. "This marks our third year hosting this fundraiser and we couldn't be more excited and more grateful to all our generous supporters. These backpacks will equip the Seaview students with the supplies they need to learn and help them begin their school year on the right foot."

    Southfield, like much of its surrounding area, is a small, rural, farming community. Since 1959, Seaview Primary School has served the local children and families by providing elementary school education. The school, which is essentially a one-room schoolhouse, is home to roughly 200 students between 4 to 13 years of age and all of low socio-economic backgrounds. The students at Seaview do not have a cafeteria, access to library books, computers or even basic school supplies.

    The overall infrastructure of the school is in poor condition with makeshift classrooms separated by chalkboards, and noise interference that diminishes the learning-teaching. Through the contributions of the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, dilapidated windows and doors were replaced in 2014 and the leaking roof was replaced this year - the first time in its 55-year history.

    For more information about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation, or learn how you can help, visit

    About Lynne Mitchell Foundation
    The Lynne Mitchell Foundation was created in 2012 by president Marlene Gordon to honor the memory of her mother, Lynne Mitchell, and to continue her legacy of "growing love... one act at a time." The foundation focuses on underprivileged children in the rural community on the island of Jamaica where Mitchell was born and raised. The specific focus of the foundation is on Seaview Primary school with the aim of showing these children what love is and changing their lives in a positive and meaningful way. The foundation serves to raise funds for programs including scholarships, transportation, school lunches and building renovations to benefit the students of Seaview Primary School. For more information about the Lynne Mitchell Foundation and how you can become a Love Activist for the organization, visit

    Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc., is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We are also registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act - Registration #CH38687. 100% of each contribution is received by Lynne Mitchell Foundation, Inc. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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