JAM | May 2, 2023

BossMom and Food for the Poor hand over 5th home

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Recipient Kim Plunket (centre) is flanked by (from left) BossMom Michelle Gordon, Orly Marley, Ziggy Marley, Craig Moss Solomon Executive Director Food for the Poor and Marsha Burrell Marketing Manager FFTP. (Photo: Contributed)

The BossMom Network recently donated its fifth home to Food for the Poor in collaboration with Grammy Award wining Reggae artiste Ziggy Marley and his family.

The home built in Woodstock, St Ann, was donated to mother-of-2 Kim Plunkett. It is the first build of 2023 for the BossMom Network, established to support other ‘BossMoms’ through a community of successful, like-minded women balancing family and career. BossMom Builds is the charity arm that gives from mothers-in business to mothers-in-need.

During a recent visit to Jamaica, Ziggy Marley and his wife Orly, through their U.R.G.E Foundation, made several stops across the island spending time and contributing to a range of charities in Kingston, and schools in Trench Town and Portland that their organization has supported for many years. 

Ziggy Marley and his youngest son Isaiah and Michelle Gordon BossMom. (Photo: Contributed)

Recipient Kim Plunkett was beside herself to receive her new home, fully furnished with living and bed room furniture, dining table, kitchen utensils, gas stove, and food supplies from Grace Kennedy.

“I am grateful,” she repeated throughout the day, even while joining the team to paint her new home. 

“We are inspired by this recipient who is determined to get her children through school and to constantly find a way to better her life,” shared Executive Director of FFTP, Craig Moss-Solomon.

He also thanked BossMom and the Marley family for making another successful donation come to life. 

Michelle Gordon BossMom is aided by Isaiah Marley to carry a mattress. (Photo: Contributed)

Michelle Gordon acknowledged Ziggy and Orly Marley as great supporters who chose to build with her team this time in person.

“Last year, Ziggy and Orly donated through The U.R.G.E Foundation and joined us on the build virtually. This year, they are here in person and getting involved in a real and tangible way,” shared Michelle. 

Ziggy was visibly proud to watch his children participate in building and added “It’s important for us to give back. We are here to support because this is a part of our culture and our history. We want to help make Jamaica a better place.”


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