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Empowering Hanover Parish Through Our Caring Mission

Hanover Charities’ enduring mission revolves around enhancing the health, welfare, and education of our beloved Hanover Parish.

Through our funding initiatives, we support various charitable endeavours–providing meals for school children, the elderly and the indigent; enhancing healthcare through clinics and support for local facilities; providing educational programs for children; and granting financial aid to deserving students through the Morris-Watkins Memorial Scholarships. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization in the USA. Much of our financial support comes during our week-long fundraising efforts, including our Sugar Cane Ball, a very special weekend event hosted in February. The Sugar Cane Ball is an internationally recognized event that is a must attend on the global social calendar.

Hopewell and environs (Bamboo, Watford, Black Gate etc)




Lethe (Westhaven Home)
Ramble (Knockalva and schools like Mount Peto)
Sandy Bay (Sandy Bay Basic and Primary)

Johnson Town Lucea

Lucea town


Orange Bay
Santoy Hanover
Upper Rock Spring
Green Island

We Are Change Makers!

Steadfastly committed to improving the lives of Jamaicans in the parish of Hanover. We are committed to improving the lives of Jamaicans in the parish of Hanover though initiatives focused on education, health, and welfare.
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What We Support

Fostering hope, uplifting lives and empowering communities for a brighter and more equitable future.

Community & Sports

Hanover Charities is dedicated to creating a secure haven for children, ensuring they have a loving and supportive place to do their homework, use a computer, and simply have some fun. We foster community vibrancy by supporting sports initiatives that people.


Hanover Charities is dedicated to ensuring locals have access to essential healthcare as we believe it is a fundamental right for every individual. We served around 70,000 residents in this year alone. We foster community vibrancy by supporting sports initiatives that strengthen our neighbors both physically and mentally.

Food Security

At Hanover Charities, we are dedicated to creating a brighter future where nutritious food is a right, not a privilege. Join our cause to eliminate food insecurity and help us forge a Jamaica where empty plates are a thing of the past.


Hanover Charities harbors a deep-seated commitment to education, steadfastly believing in the power of learning to shape and transform lives. Education is one of our core missions to empower individuals and their futures.

Featured Event

The Sugar Cane Ball

February 17, 2024

The Sugar Cane Ball takes place every year on Presidents’ Weekend, specifically on the second Saturday of February. Renowned as one of the standout events on the bustling winter social calendar, this charitable ball, hosted at Round Hill Hotel, is dedicated to raising funds for the charity.

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Featured Event

Container of Love

Container of Love was born out of the critical needs of the schools and communities we support. Our objective is to annually fill a 40ft container with essential items which we import each summer before the academic year begins. The container contains school supplies, clothing, toiletries, medical equipment, educational tools, non-perishable food, and more. Following distribution, Hanover Charities gifts the container to a community site to facilitate learning in Hanover.
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How we help.


It all began with a cow and a Jamaican family.

When the charismatic Willy Delisser assumed the role of Custos of Hanover, he and his wife Ida quickly emerged as ardent supporters of their community. Their tradition of gifting Christmas lunches to patients at the hospital and infirmary expanded to aid various disadvantaged individuals in the Parish, bolstered by the support of the Delissers’ connections to notable figures and their influence on regular winter visitors at Round Hill Hotel. Following the sale of Tryall, Custos Delisser, John Pringle and Lord and Lady Monson united shareholders from Round Hill and Tryall in 1957 to establish Hanover Charities.

Hanover Charities, one of Western Jamaica’s largest charitable organizations, experienced notable leadership contributions from Sandy Morris (1992-2001) and Paula Watkins (2001-2006), who significantly boosted fundraising and project oversight. Under Katrin Casserly’s dedicated leadership since 2006, Hanover Charities has expanded its project funding, granting a record 205 scholarships in 2021, valued at over USD$180,000.

With capable leadership and a diverse and generous board, it is anticipated that Hanover Charities will continue to grow and have impact over the next six decades.

Key Statistical Data for the Last 10 Years

USD 2.2M

In scholarships helping students though our scholarship fund.

USD 2.38M

In charitable outreach to community projects over 10 years.

500+ Volunteers

Volunteers and Donors, businesses and individuals with good hearts.

The Hanover Charities family has done so much for me, it is impossible to find words to explain. It is my longing dream to become a part of charitable organizations where I too can reward students who display promising futures

Morris Watkins – Scholarship Recipient 

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When you make a donation to our Hanover Charities, your dollars go far and are used wisely. We have one employee and the rest of our work is done by dedicated volunteers.

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