Container of Love originated from the demand to meet the needs of the many partner schools, organizations, and communities supported by Hanover Charities. Our goal is to annually fill a 40ft container with the necessary items to support our partners. We plan to import the container each summer before the beginning of the Academic year with goods such as school supplies, clothes, toiletries, medical equipment, educational devices, non-perishable food items, etc. Once items are distributed, Hanover Charities gifts the container to a community site aiding learning in Hanover.

What will we do?

PLANNING: We are working with partner schools and organizations, the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information, and other stakeholders to see to it that we thoroughly meet the needs of communities. With the help of our “Wishlist” we are keenly coordinating the purchasing, shipping, and distribution process.

PURCHASING:  Using our Wishlist as a guide, we will procure the items in bulk from wholesale companies and business suppliers wishing to make in-kind donations. Please contact us if you have a lead or contact who might be interested in supporting our efforts in filling the Container of Love. Some popular items include school supplies, school shoes, clothing items, laptop computers and tablets, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, flour, rice, cornmeal and cooking oil.

SHIPPING: As items are purchased, they will be safely stored by the team over at Hanover Charities USA. We will then begin to fill the Container of Love before safely shipping to Jamaica by the end of July/August!

DISTRIBUTING: Once the Container of Love arrives in Montego Bay and clears the customs process, it will be transported to a safe storage site in Hanover. Hanover Charities along with a dedicated team of volunteers will then coordinate the distribution of items to the designated recipients.

LEARNING: Finally, after completing distribution to our beneficiaries, we will gift the container to a community site in Hanover. Our goal is for the container to be used as space for students to use for education and extracurricular activities.

How can you help?


Know a contact person or organization that would be happy to help us fill and ship our container? Email April at [email protected]



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Visit hanovercharities.com/product/support-us to make a tax- deductible donation towards the project.

Have questions or would like more information?

Please contact either of the following team members:

Jennifer Flanagan at [email protected] or Katrin Casserly at [email protected]