Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

Jun 28, 2013

The Newest Addition

3 year old Novely is a little camera shy!
3 year old Novely is a little camera shy!

We’d like to introduce the newest member of the HTDC family – Novely.

Novely is just three. Her mom passed away, and she was left in the care of her 16-year-old aunt. Just a child herself, she quickly found herself unable to meet even Novely’s most basic needs. She made the difficult decision to bring Novely to the orphanage when she realised she couldn’t provide Novely with enough to eat, a safe home, or even pay a few dollars so Novely could see a doctor when she was sick.

When Novely first arrived, she was very sad, but she’s now starting to settle in. She’s made her first friend – Germina! Germina is definitely the boss when the two play, but we think that as Novely gets more settled, we’ll start to hear from her more.

When Novely’s aunt dropped her off, she told the staff that she wanted Novely to have enough to eat, to be able to see a doctor when she was sick, and to get an education. Before she arrived, Novely had never had any of those things.

If it wasn’t for you, Novely’s aunt would have had nowhere to turn, and she and Novely would likely have found themselves homeless and hungry. But because of you, that didn’t happen. Thanks to your generosity we’ve been able to give Novely a safe home and a bright future. Thanks so much for all you’ve given!

We’ll let you know how Novely keeps settling in right here on GlobalGiving. As always, should you have any questions about how we’re using your donation don’t hesitate to email

Very kind regards!

Jun 12, 2013

Make your Generosity go Further

Give what you can today to help them keep learning
Give what you can today to help them keep learning

Your generosity has kept the kids at HTDC safe when a hurricane hit Port au Prince. When cholera struck, your donations bought the supplies to keep the kids from getting sick. Every single time one of the kids has needed a doctor, you’ve been there with them providing the funds they needed to pay the fee. And because of all your gifts, today each and every child at the orphanage is thriving.

Today, GlobalGiving is making those gifts work even harder in service to the kids at the orphanage. By matching your donations by 50%. 

That means that, today only, your donation of $20 will put food on Carol’s plate for a month!

We can’t tell you how much your generosity has been appreciated, and we hope that you realise how important you are for the kids at the orphanage. We hope you’ll keep giving what you can so that we can ensure that the kids keep thriving and grow into Haiti’s next generation of leaders.  

If you’re able, please give $20 so that we can keep Carol and all the kids at the orphanage fed, happy, and healthy! 

Thanks so much, and our very warmest regards from Port au Prince! 

Your gifts make their joy possible
Your gifts make their joy possible
Apr 24, 2013

Kicking off the summer

You can help her grow up safe and healthy!
You can help her grow up safe and healthy!

Spring has sprung, and things at HTDC are busier than ever.

The orphanage’s directors are working hard to find the funding they need to build a new permanent home, but in the meantime they still need you! With your fantastic support, we’ve been able to pay the rent. That means that the orphanage has a safe home until November of 2014! We’d like to thank each and every one of your for your incredible generosity.

However, after paying the rent we only have two months of running costs left. That means that without your help, we’ll run out of funding for food, water, school, and health care in July.

Happily, GlobalGiving is here to help us raise what we need! This mother’s day, when you donate to support Bodlyson and Kenson in your mom’s honour, GlobalGiving will top up your donation by $5 and your mom will receive a beautiful card. Click here to give your gift.

If you’re not in a position to give again this mother’s day, you can still help secure food, education, and health care for Bodlyson, Kenson, and all their friends by sharing this link with friends and family. 

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given, and our warmest regards from Haiti!

Donate before mother
Donate before mother's day to keep him in school!
Apr 4, 2013

A Happy Easter Thanks to you!

You keep them healthy and happy!
You keep them healthy and happy!

All 27 children at the HTDC orphanage are doing what they do – thriving!

The kids recently had their Easter vacation, and they loved their time off. Like many kids in the US, they enjoyed Easter egg hunts, a special meal, and attended mass.

Now, it’s back to work at school for the final semester of the 2013 school year. All of the kids are doing well in school thanks entirely to you! Your donations provide teachers, school supplies, and, when needed, extra help. Thanks so much for all you’ve given!

Your support not only meets the kids’ day-to-day needs – it also gives the directors the ability to plan for the future. The orphanage directors are not content to continue living in the rented house you’ve helped them secure – they have a piece of land and they’re planning to build a whole new structure. We’ll keep you updated as these plans develop.

Thanks again for all you do, and our warmest regards from Haiti!


The kids with one of their care-takers
The kids with one of their care-takers
Mar 12, 2013

It's all Child's Play at HTDC Thanks to you!

Playing dress up for Carnival!
Playing dress up for Carnival!

With your support, the kids at the HTDC orphanage are learning fast. They love school, and the older kids delight in helping the little ones learn their letters and numbers.

But it’s not just about schoolwork at the orphanage. Haiti recently celebrated its major yearly festival called carnival.  The staff marked the event with a party – and the kids all dressed in costume! They had an absolutely brilliant time.

Without you, the children and staff at the HTDC orphanage would spend their days worrying about where their next meal was coming from instead of deciding on the best costume for carnival. Your generosity makes all the difference.

Tomorrow, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations by 30%. That means that tomorrow, if you give just $23 you could feed all 27 children in the orphanage's care for a whole day.

We hope you’ll help provide a secure future for the kids at the orphanage by making a donation tomorrow. If you can’t give, we hope you’ll share this link with friends and family and let them know how easy it is to change lives in Haiti!

Thanks so much for your support, and we wish you all the very best!

Playing dress up for Carnival!
Playing dress up for Carnival!

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