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Highlight of the Issa Trust Foundation Medical Mission 2013

Giving back to society is always a great way to make a difference in peopleís lives. It allows growth of self-esteem, strengthens communities, encourages civic responsibility, makes you a healthier person and also serves to bring people together.

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President of the ISSA Trust Foundation- Diane Pollard

Couples Resorts owns and operates four 5 star all- inclusive resorts in Jamaica and has always been willing to offer needed assistance to their surrounding communities. With this in mind, The Issa Trust Foundation (ITF), a nonprofit organization was established in 2005 dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact on the youth of Jamaica. Partnering with local educational and professional services they also aid assist families in providing a safe, nurturing and permanent home for their children.

Since inception, the foundation has conducted annual pediatric medical missions in Negril and Ocho Rios Jamaica, and treated thousands of children yearly with emphasis on Couples Staff kids in September. The missionís goal is not only to provide free medical care to children, but to also guide local health care providers, so that they can continue to practice in their home countries where their skills are most urgently needed.

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X ray machine, incubators, blood pressure machines are also amongst some of the items that various entities have received. And itís not just about health care either. President Diane Pollard has also been instrumental in providing those schools sponsored by Couples, school supplies through donations from persons abroad. So when next you think of giving back, why not give back to Jamaica. You can donate either by making a contribution online, or by contributing the US$5 upon checking out of the resort. Letí s share the love this holiday season and give back to those in need!

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