Caribbean Day of Giving (CDoG) is being organized to support Caribbean countries and its citizens affected by the recent disaster wrought by Hurricane Irma.

The CDoG is a full day concentrated effort for Caribbean Diasporans and friends of the Caribbean to donate to relief efforts in the affected Caribbean countries. This all day resource raising push will take the form of a radiothon featuring notable interviews and updates while appealing for community support. Appeals will be made for individuals to give via various giving platforms including direct call, text and online. Opportunities for individuals wishing to donate goods will also be featured.

Beneficiary: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) - the official Caribbean agency charged with disaster management in the Caribbean region including by working with individual countries disaster management agencies. CDEMA will ensure funds are designated as agreed upon and prioritized by the Caribbean region itself. 




Caribbean Day of Giving is being organized by the Caribbean Diaspora Disaster Relief Coalition representing and promoting a collective Caribbean Diaspora response to disaster relief and recovery. The coalition consists of various community leaders and organizations and was organized to urgently respond to the current disaster resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, but also with a charge to develop a long-term high level structure that preemptively prepares to galvanize the Caribbean Diaspora community in times of natural disasters as well as establish official relationships that will ensure efforts are well coordinated and prioritize.

The goal is to directly develop and coordinate relief activities while co-sharing other existing credible initiatives.


Akelia Maitland (Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Member), Anthony Turner (Public Relations), Bobby Clarke (Irie Jam Media Group), Hanif Russell (Caribbean Business Connections), Irwine Clare, Sr. (Team Jamaica Bickle and Irie Jam Media Group), Karlene Largie (Board Member of the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations), Kelvin Vidal (Dominica), Louie Grant (Irie Jam Media Group), Marlon Samuels (Shareitcamp.com), Omyma David (Former Acting Consul General of Antigua and Barbuda in New York) and Patrick Buddington (IMC Media Group), Vanessa Butler (Explore Caribbean)