Visits & Donations

Dear visitors!

Garland Hall children’s home will receive every visitor with open arms. They have had over a hundred visitors during the last years. Many groups have been there as well and the children always enjoy getting to know so many interesting people from all over the world. Visitors and donors play an important role in the development of the place and the children living there.

If you want to visit the children’s home, you are certainly more than welcome.
Please help to make your visit as useful as possible by calling ahead or sending an email in advance so that Mrs. Smith can plan ahead. This helps to make sure that there are no two groups there at the same time. Moreover since a sponsor provides them with an additional teacher (Saturday afternoons), the staff wants to make sure that during these important hours the children are not interrupted and can focus on their studies. This is why they kindly ask you to call or write (click here) in advance.


The staff members and the children of Garland Hall Children’s Home are very thankful for everyone who has already given or is willing to give something to help to improve the lives of the children. They are thankful for every donation, no matter if it is money or gifts, and they will make sure that they use them with great respect.

Depending on prior donations, sometimes certain things are there in a big quantity (like toothbrushes for example at the moment), some other things would be very helpful.

If you want to, you can always call ahead or write to make sure, the items you bring will be more than useful.


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Garland Hall Children’s Home gets bus

Garland Hall Children’s Home gets bus

BY ALAN LEWIN Observer West writer MONTEGO BAY, St James

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Garland Hall Children’s Home in Anchovy, St James, was last week presented with a 15-seater Toyota Hiace bus by the Tower Isles, St Mary, based-Kemtek Development and Construction Company Limited.

The vehicle was handed over to the home during the celebration ceremony of the Jamaica Baptist Union Convention and 165th General Assembly held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay.

Directors of Kemtek Development and Construction Company in Tower Isle, St Mary (at front, from left) Garwin, Sylvester and Handell Tullouch, pose with plaques received from members of the Jamaica Baptist Union in appreciation for the company’s donation of a Toyota Hiace bus to the Garland Hall Children’s Home in St James, last week.



Chairman for the Garland Hall Children’s George Simpson and President of the Jamaica Baptist Women’s Federation Esmilda McKenzie, accepted the donation on behalf of the home from the Kemteck’s board of directors.

During a brief handing over ceremony, Kemteck directors Garwin, Sylvester and Handel Tulloch, were presented with plaques by members of the Jamaica Baptist Union, in a mark of appreciation for their kind gesture.

According to McKenzie, the vehicle which will be stationed at the Children’s Home, will result in savings in transportation costs at the facility.

“Whenever the children at the home wanted to go somewhere they had to be paying $15,000 for transportation at the nearest destination, so the bus we have now received will assist us greatly,” said McKenzie, as she thanked Kemteck for the donation.

The Garland Hall Children’s Home, formerly known as Pansy Garden, was completed in 1957.

The home, which is run by the Jamaica Baptist Union and sponsored by the Jamaica Baptist Women’s Federation, accommodates up to 35 children, most of whom are wards of the state, sent to the institution by the Child Development Agency.

About 20 wards of the state are currently housed at the home.


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