Mercy & Sharing

Mission Statement: Striving to end the cycle of starvation, illiteracy and despair that is destroying the lives of abandoned and orphaned children in Haiti through education and the development of opportunity for an independent future. WHO WE ARE Mercy & Sharing is a U.S. based, Haitian-registered, non-profit organization that provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned and disabled children in Haiti. In our 17-year history, we have cared for Haiti's most vulnerable children and established a reputation for excellence in our comprehensive and community-based programming. Mercy & Sharing rescues the abused, abandoned and disabled and provides them with care, rehabilitation, ed...
Dec 23, 2013

Progress!

Happy Children
Happy Children

Dear Friends,

Your ongoing support and generosity continues to amaze and humble us! 

The 2013 – 2014 school year began after a month of improvements were completed:  

  • A fresh coat of paint was added to the outside walls of the school buildings.
  • Images of brightly painted happy characters where added to the sides of the building. 
  • New school benches, tables and desks were purchased and installed. 
  • In addition to the building and school furniture improvements, kitchen plates and utensils were replaced.
  • Each child is provided a hot nutritious meal each day.
  • Additional improvements to the kitchen area are underway with plans to freshen up the space with fresh paint, replace the broken tile floor and improve the countertops.

The water well is fully functional and not only serves the children of the John Branchizio school, but the surrounding community of Cazeau has access to clean drinking water as well. 

Your continued support and generosity will allow us to begin to address serious flooding issues that occur during periods of heavy rain. 

The John Branchizio School continues to excel in educating over 600 students in Pre-K through 11th grade, with quality teachers and an exceptional Director. 

As one of the top 10 schools in the Tabarre area of Port-au-Prince, the improvements to the outside of the buildings and the grounds, new school furniture and kitchen wares, the students have a safe and inviting school in which to excel.

Thank you for making a HUGE difference for the students of the John Branchizio School! 

It is your compassion and generosity that deeply impacts the lives of these children, each and every day.

Warmest regards,

The Entire Team at Mercy & Sharing

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Oct 7, 2013

Hope for Abandoned Babies

Dear Friends,

You are giving hope to abandoned children in Haiti!  Thank you!  

We are excited to announce that Mercy & Sharing is re-establishing the Abandoned Baby Triage Center!  Mercy & Sharing operated the Abandoned Baby Triage Center at the HUEH (Haiti’s University and Educational Hospital) in Port-au-Prince from 1995 to 2010.  We stepped in to help because little or no care was being provided for abandoned children at the HUEH.  Kids of all ages with nowhere to turn were left to die in a small room.  Because of Mercy & Sharing, hundreds of innocent children survived!  Mercy & Sharing supplied clean water, baby formula, food, medicines, and beds to children who had been abandoned.   Following the earthquake of 2010, the Abandoned Triage Center was discontinued when the building was damaged.  32 children were moved to a local children’s home as a part of the earthquake relief effort.  Since the earthquake, however, this children’s home has not agreed to take in more children, nor has the Haitian government reinstituted the Abandoned Baby Triage Center.  For over 2.5 years, children left on the grounds of the government hospital have had no one to care for them and no place to turn. 

Mercy & Sharing has been asked by the Haitian Social Services to reinstitute the Abandoned Baby Triage Center! Mercy & Sharing will provide:

  • Formula, food, shelter, diapers, and medical care
  • Clean living conditions and sufficient bedding for the children
  • Trained staff to care for the abandoned children
  • Placement referrals through IBESR to reputable orphanages

In addition to the re-opening of the ABTC, Mercy & Sharing is also making plans to expand the medical clinic at Mercy & Sharing Village.  We want to continue to provide the best possible care for the 126 orphans living there as well as extend this care to the local community of Williamson.  We plan to retrofit an ambulance and take it into the community to offer basic clinical services!

We are so thankful for your support! Your gifts have made these new efforts possible!  Because of you, we have been able to provide first-rate medical care for precious children and lay the groundwork for expansion. 

Thank you!

Louis

louis@haitichildren.com

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Aug 12, 2013

Back 2 School!!!

JB School Boy
JB School Boy

Dear Friends,

Because of your generosity and support, 663 students at Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School will be back in class on September 2, 2013! During the summer, they have participated in organized activities in the morning and received a hot, nutritious meal each day.  Now that school is starting again, they will soon be back in a rigorous routine of academics.

Mercy & Sharing is excited to announce that 99% of all students at John Branchizio school passed the National Exam!  This compares to the national average in Haiti of 70% and is quite an achievement for the students and teachers.

This year, we have added an 11th grade class.  The well and chlorination system is working so that each child receives clean drinking water.  Mercy & Sharing has also initiated a Mentor Speaking Program where community leaders speak to the students about their careers.  Hearing from a succesful person encourages students to continue their studies.  So far, students have heard inspirational messages from physicians, attorneys, business leaders, and a hotel owner.

With the funds that you have donated, we will soon be purchasing some new desks and chairs.  These improvements will enhance the educational experience for students and teachers alike.

Please continue to support this project and know that you are making a DIRECT impact on the lives of students who are all dreaming about their futures.

Warmly,

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