Dovecot of St. James in collaboration with Maddens Funeral Supplies Ltd has been spearheading a ‘Back to School’ programme for the past few years to assist select students at the primary level. This programme was implemented in honor of the late Leslie Ruel Madden (Snr) by means of a foundation created by his children, the Leslie Ruel Madden Foundation. The programme consists of offering to select students from Primary Schools across St. James an educational grant. This Educational Grant, valued at Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) allows the parent/guardian to purchase textbooks at Sangster’s Book Stores, and/or E.B.’s Centre Ltd in Montego Bay.
The Foundation’s primary objective is to assist in the improvement of Jamaica’s social services, especially in the fields of health and education.