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...
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,

Jul 5, 2013

The HUGE Difference You are Making

The Streets of Port-au-Prince
The Streets of Port-au-Prince

I just returned from Haiti and I want to convey my personal thanks to you for the HUGE difference you are making in the lives of precious orphans!  I've included some pictures with this report that illustrate the stark contrast in Haiti.  On one hand, there are hundreds of thousands of children enslaved, sold into the sex trade, and/or wandering the trash laden streets of Port-au-Prince.  On the other hand, there are the orphans you are helping who have a safe place to live, loving nannies, medical care, clothing, education, food and hope for the future!

Did you know that Mercy & Sharing is the ONLY organization in Haiti actively accepting disabled children into full time care?  We have 39 nannies working around the clock to care for these kids.  Were it not for Mercy & Sharing, these amazing orphans would be struggling on the streets or dead. 

The orphans at Mercy & Sharing Village aren't busy trying to survive.  Rather, they are busy dreaming about the future.  I talked to many children this past weekend who wanted to be teachers, doctors, singers, and mechanics when they grow up.  They smile and laugh and run and play because you are providing what they need to thrive!  Thank you!

Please continue your support of these amazing little heroes.  You honor their courage with your support and with sharing this project with your friends, families, and co-workers.  

Please contact me directly any time you have questions or thoughts about Mercy & Sharing's work in Haiti.

Warmly,
Tent cities still exist in Port-au-Prince
Tent cities still exist in Port-au-Prince
Disabled children receive therapy everyday!
Disabled children receive therapy everyday!
More physical and occupational therapy
More physical and occupational therapy

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May 14, 2013

Making Improvements!

Students at JB School
Students at JB School

Thank you SO MUCH for your donations so far to Mercy & Sharing's John Branchizio School in Port-au-Prince.  I wanted to send you a brief report about the school and how your money has been spent so far.

First, enrollment at John Branchizio School has increased to 647 students in grades preschool through 10.  These students study a core curriculum sanctioned by the Haitian Ministry of Education and receive a hot, nutritious meal every day!

Second, we have installed propane fueled stoves to cook the meals.  These are rare in Haiti and much more clean and efficient than the traditional charcoal fired cooking methods prevalent in Haiti.

Third, we are making repairs to the well pump and chlorination system in order to continue to provide clean water for the students and staff.

YOU HAVE MADE a huge difference already!!!  Next on our list are new desks, tables, and a computer room.  YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT will make these improvements possible.  Education is the key to Haiti's future and we are honored to partner with you in this important work!

Thanks again!

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