A Personal Trainer with a big heart, Clarke is involved in a number of charitable causes in his native country and is the recipient of several awards and commendations from Books4Kids Jamaica and the Red Cross for his sponsorship and volunteer work.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Clarke brought the Palm Beach community together by organising the 2020 Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, at which hundreds of West Palm Beach residents showed up to pick up a free holiday turkey at the historic Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. The Church is located in the heart of a predominately low income black community.
Often found volunteering his time at the Episcopal Church in Rivera Beach, Florida, helping to bring joy to the homeless or dressing up as Santa Claus at Christmas at the church’s soup kitchen, Clarke has helped bring joy to many people through his volunteer work.
Palm Beach Illustrated: “Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church”
November 11, 2020: Article in Palm Beach Illustrated in November, 2020 about charity event organised by Christopher Clarke. Click here
1290 WJNO (iheart.com): “Turkey Donations Needed For WPB Event To Feed Families This Thanksgiving”
Radio interview Personal trainer Christopher Clarke, organizer of charity event at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. Click here
SUAVV Magazine: “Good Deeds: Celebrity Christopher Clarke.”
March 7, 2020: Feature in SUAVV digital magazine, online media website Click here to read
Hanukkah Gifts for children at Jewish Adoption
and Family Care Option, 2020
December 10, 2020: On the eve of Hanukkah, Clarke helped deliver of
over 700 toys to the JAFCO – Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options
children's village in Florida.
Santa at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2019
December 9, 2019: Santa mysteriously appeared at St. George’s
Episcopal Church to help cook, serve meals and bring smiles to the
faces of the needy and homeless in Palm Beach, Florida
2017 Certificate of Appreciation from the Red Cross
Clarke recently received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Edna Facey, the director of the Red Cross (Montego Bay), for making outstanding contribution to branch development.
Gleaner Newspaper: Books4Kids Jamaica Sponsorship Award Recipient”
December 16, 2015: Feature in Hospitality Jamaica for his 5-year sponsorship of the Books4Kids Jamaica program dedicated to providing books and materials to 4 and 5 year-old Kindergarten children. Click here to read more
2016 Books4Kids Jamaica Book Distribution
In 2016, Books4Kids Jamaica delivered book bags with BrainQuest Workbooks, reading books, crayons and pencils from the Books4Kids Jamaica program to 11,130 children at 113 schools. Watch Video
2015 Books4Kids Jamaica Online Charity Auction
As an annual sponsor of the Books4Kids Jamaica Online Charity Auction, Clarke appeared in the promotional TV broadcast in Malta, Europe. The 2015 Online Charity Auction generated over US$65,000 towards the distribution of books and educational materials to Jamaican children for the 2015/ 2016 school year.
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2015 Books4Kids Jamaica Book Distribution
8,592 children at 90 schools across the island received books from sponsors during the 2015 book distribution in which Clarke took part. Watch Video
2014 Books4Kids Jamaica Book Distribution
“I volunteer to help the children because they are our future and because I think it is important to give back. I will continue to volunteer because it makes me happy to see the children smile.”
Christopher Clarke, Volunteer, Montego Bay
Books4Kids Jamaica Annual Report 2014
Clarke is featured in the highlights from the Books4Kids Jamaica book distribution to 6,533 children at 72 schools across Jamaica. Click below to see the video.
Clarke was part of the charity feature “Thousands of Children Presented With Books” in the Western Mirror newspaper, handing out books to Kindergarten children in Trelawny together with Books4Kids Jamaica Board Member Frank Perolli.
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2014 Books4Kids Jamaica Online Charity Auction
Shown in cinemas across Jamaica, Clarke appears in the Books4Kids Jamaica 2014 Online Charity Auction commercial. As a sponsor of the fundraiser, Clarke helped raise more than US$32k towards the 2014 book distribution.
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2014 Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer, Istanbul, Turkey
Clarke visited the children at the Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) in Istanbul, Turkey, during his 2014 trip to Europe. KAÇUV’s primary mission is to help pediatric cancer patients recover to become psychologically, socially and physically self-confident individuals. Clarke brought gift from Jamaica to provide encouragement to the children, who were thrilled with his visit. Said Cem Manglay of W Hotel Istanbul who facilitated the visit; “Clarke was caring and sensitive to the children patients. He was eager to support them and create awareness in order to address both the medical and social needs of the patient. I would like to thank him for his efforts.” Visit Website
2014 Serving Christmas Dinner in Canterbury, Jamaica
Clarke volunteered for community service at a local infirmary for the elderly in Canterbury, serving food, Christmas cake and handing out gifts to the residents.
2013 The Jamaica Cancer Society
Taking time out to support the Kiwanis Club and The Jamaica Cancer Society in the annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Walkathon October 2013, Montego Bay.
2013 Books4Kids Jamaica Book Distribution
Clarke is a proud sponsor of The Palmyra Foundation’s annual book drive. Making a child smile on the first day of the 2013 Books4Kids Jamaica Book Distribution at Montego Bay Infant School September 2013, which donated books to more than 5,700 children across Jamaica.
View pdf of article “Montego Bay Infant School Benefits From Books4Kids Programme”, The Gleaner newspaper featuring sponsor Christopher Clarke handing out books at Montego Bay Infant School, St. James. Online article
2013 Books4Kids Jamaica Fundraiser
With American actor and comedian Anthony Anderson and CVM TV host Paula Kerr-Jarrett at the celebrity studded “Live Auction Party” in Montego Bay, March 2013. Broadcast on national TV station CVM TV, the international internet auction raised almost US$50,000 towards to purchase of books. For more info www.books4kidsjamaica.net/
Clarke is featured as a Books4Kids Jamaica in several hundred commercial spots broadcast on national TV stations CVM and JNN and in cinemas nation-wide.
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2012 & 2014 CUMI Come Run Charity Race
Clarke participated with an international client in the 2012 CUMI Come Run Charity Race, helping to raise money for the upliftment of the mentally ill.
2012 Palmyra Foundation Book Distribution
A 3 year Palmyra Foundation sponsor, Clarke spent two weeks volunteering for the charity’s 2012 book distribution of bookbags to 5,750 Kindergarten school children in Jamaica.
“I am a proud sponsor and volunteer to this great organization.” Please click here to see Clarke talk about his involvement with charity and the 2012 Book Distribution.
Charity Fashion Show “Escape to Luxury Couture” at Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall
Dubbed ‘Escape to Luxury Couture’, the luxurious annual fashion show saw local and international designers showcasing their 2012 collection on the runway in the name of charity. All proceeds from the event went to the SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town, Rose Hall, Jamaica.
Featured as a male designer wear model in the Ritz-Carton event for the second year running, Clarke showed off designer clothing by DNQUE Couture at the December 2011 event to help raise money for the SOS Village.
Visit to SOS Children’s Village, Rose Hall
In December 2011, the models from the annual Ritz-Carlton Charity Fashion Show visited the SOS Children’s Village in Barrett Town, Jamaica, to experience first-hand who the charity event would benefit.
Said Clarke; “I am glad we were able to make a difference in these children’s life and give hope by raising money at the Ritz-Carlton fashion show.”
2011 Palmyra Foundation Book Distribution
A community role model, Clarke volunteered for the 2011 book distribution to 3,216 four and five year old children, helping to give hope of success to children growing up under challenging circumstances. Clarke appears in a TV broadcast from the morning show “Smile Jamaica” on TVJ Jamaica, featuring The Palmyra Foundation 2011 Book Distribution.
CPR Training Gets a Boost – Annie dolls to Red Cross MoBay
The initiative was spearheaded by corporate and celebrity personal trainer in Jamaica, Christopher Clarke, who had discovered the need by chance. “Actually what I was doing was re-certifying for CPR and I noticed that the items they were using were deplorable so what I did… I contacted a few people and then the Jamaican women of Washington, they finally took the steps to donate these items to the Red Cross,” Clarke said in an interview after the presentation. View Article PDF