Since Christmas, the kids at the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage have been going from strength to strength. In a country where so many children face an uncertain future, you have given these kids a safe place to live with the love and support of motivated staff who have the resources to meet their needs.
We’re excited to welcome a new child to the orphanage – a premature baby who was abandoned in the local community. Before the staff of the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage gained your support, they were forced to turn children away who were sick and needed care. But today thanks to your generosity, they’ve been able to give another Haitian child a safe home.
Because of you, these kids are thriving, growing, and learning. We hope you’ll continue sharing this page with friends and family and making donations as often as you can.
One last time thank you so much for your generous donations. Take care, and our warmest regards from Haiti.
As 2011 draws to a close, we can’t believe all that you’ve helped us achieve. With your support, we’ve been able to provide food, healthcare, safe housing, and enriching activities for all of the children at the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage. In fact, your generosity has been so extraordinary that we’ve been able to raise our fundraising goal – again!
Since our ThanksGiving update on November 14th, 282 donors took action to ensure that the kids would have a happy holiday season. Together, those donors have given an incredible $12,483. Thank you so much! A large portion of these donors have been Eli Lilly employees donating on Gift Cards. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Eli Lilly for their inspiring support of these kids. As we approach Christmas, we hope you’ll encourage friends and family to follow in your footsteps by sharing this page and encouraging them to make a tax deductible donation. One last time, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to you for your generosity over the past year. Merry Christmas, and we hope you have the happiest of New Years.
As the Holiday season begins, we can’t believe the difference you’ve made in the lives of the children living at the Hands Together To Defend the Children Orphanage.
Some of you were in Haiti when we first started working with the kids. They were living in tents that flooded nightly, suffered from intestinal parasites, didn’t attend school, and faced a daily struggle to survive.
Today, when you arrive at the orphanage, you’re greeted by classes taking place at the orphanage’s free new school, a tidy property which is safe for the kids, and happy children asking (in English!) “What’s your name?” They’ve learned art, new languages, and how to stay healthy. And none of it would have been possible without you.
As Americans across the country get ready to gather their families and give thanks, we hope that you’ll take a little extra joy in the knowledge that your donations have given 47 children a reason to be thankful.
This Holdiay season, we hope you’ll consider giving a holiday gift to the children at the orphanage. Giving your gift is easy – just go to our GlobalGiving project page and look under the large “donate” button on the project page to find the “gift” option. The project which receives the most gifts this holiday season will receive extra funding from GlobalGiving.
Thanks so much for all you’ve already given, and Happy ThanksGiving from Haiti!
School is back in session at the Hands Together to Defend the Children (HTDC) Orphanage, and the kids couldn’t be happier!
This time last year, they had only just moved into their new home. Now, thanks to you, the kids are comfortable and focusing on getting the education they’ll need to secure a future free of poverty and instability.
With basic necessities secure, the orphanage directors are taking on the long-term challenges they still face. The children will need vocational skills, a sustainable income, and we’d love to see a new, permanent orphanage built to replace this rented house. The children and directors have a great deal of work remaining, but today, more than a year after you turned things around for the kids at the HTDC orphanage, there is a real sense of good things to come. Challenges are faced with enthusiasm and hope.
Your donations provide that hope, and we’d like to extend a warm thank you.
Supporting these lovely kids recently got a little easier. You can now donate $10 to the HTDC orphanage just be sending a text.
Simply text “Give 6235” to 80088 and reply with a “yes” to the confirmation text you’ll receive. Text Giving is a great, hassle free way to give yourself, and makes it easy to encourage friends and family to give.
If you have any questions or concerns about Text Giving, or any other part of this project, please don’t hesitate to email Media@EDVolunteers.org.
One last time, thanks for your donation, and our warmest regards from Haiti.
We’re delighted to report that a recent exhibition of the children’s art at our partner, REBUILD Globally’s, workshop was a complete success!
The day was made extra special by a song sung by the artists and visits from UN personnel who have offered to host other art sales and exhibitions on their bases. None of these exciting developments would be possible without your support. On-going health checks and English classes mean that the kids at HTDC continue to grow and develop. It’s great to visit the orphanage, be greeted in English, and know that these vulnerable children are receiving so much more than just a simple primary school education. Thanks to you, we’re able to provide skills that will give the kids a leg up to better jobs and more options in the future. We recently asked the director of the orphanage to write about his experience with EDV, and there’s one particular sentence that sums up what you’ve done for these vulnerable kids. A big thank you to everyone that has given EDV financial support…Without you we would never have been so far and you proved to us that there is always hope even after the darkest moment. One last time, thanks so much for your support of the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage.
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