Children of the Caribbean, Inc., (“COTC”) is hosting its first educational fundraiser – the “EVERY CHILD MATTERS 5K Run/Walk” – on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Celebrities expected to attend include Randy Jackson, Nia Long, Eric Close and Tim DeKay.

The race will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA. Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase textbooks, backpacks, school supplies, and to pay for CXC medical examinations for COTC’s back-to-school initiative. The goal of COTC is to provide relief and assistance to disadvantaged children across the Caribbean in the areas of education, healthcare and social development.

Children of the Caribbean is a registered non-profit organization founded in June 2010. Within their first seven months, COTC has aided many underprivileged communities on many islands in the Caribbean. At its inception, the foundation provided backpacks and school supplies to disadvantaged children on the island of Anguilla. The foundation has also provided the National Children’s Home in Dominica with enough cereal to feed their orphaned children for one year. In Grenada, the foundation is assisting the Grenada Emergency Shelter, which functions as a home to girls removed from their families by providing personal items, such as clothing and toiletries etc. The foundation has also provided clothing and household supplies (shower curtains, table cloths, and dishes) to HIV positive children who reside at the Cyril Ross SVP Nursery in Trinidad.

Find out how to take part here.

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