The Stone Foundation's Robin B. Conyers Braxton Women's Health Initiative, sponsored The Church Hill Women's Health Fair. Free groceries, mammograms, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, clothing, dental products, medical information, hot meals and grocery vouchers were offered to those in need.
The Stone Foundation and 60 members of Own Touch Soccer journeyed to Jamaica to take part in a series of cultural exchanges. We hosted a series of soccer clinics with local Jamaican children, distributed gently used soccer gear to the local youth, and labored to beautify a local preschool.
Every year, during the month of December, The Stone Foundation partners with the Jamaica Cancer Society and The Heart Foundation of Jamaica to provide free health exams to women on the South Coast of Jamaica. This annual event is in honor of Ms. Hepsy White, a long time resident of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Ms. White died from breast cancer in 2006.
The Stone Foundation, in cooperation with HCA and The University of Virginia Health Systems, hosted the first annual Petersburg Women's Health Fair. Women were provided free mammograms, blood pressure tests and diabetes screenings.
Members of The Stone Foundation visited Ms Gordon's school in Big Bridge, Jamaica to deliver school supplies and Christmas gifts to each student. Ms Gordon's School provides necessary pre-school education to 70 students. She does so in an old wooden school house, under a hot tin roof. Yet, the atmosphere is festive. The students are respectful and attentive, and the walls and rafters display every kind of educational material imaginable.
On September 11, 2004, Hurricane Ivan hammered Jamaica. As the hurricane slammed the island with 30-foot waves and winds of 155 mph, The Stone Foundation began to solicit support in the U.S. children's clothing, blankets and baby needs. Almost two tons of pre-school pants and jumpers, baby bottles, school shoes, dishes, cribs and more were collected. These donations were received by more than 18 different Jamaican organizations to reach children across the entire island.