Nutritious meals for 200 disabled Haitian children

 
$4,621
$45,379
Raised
Remaining
Oct 15, 2012

Turning a crisis into a miracle

Some of the many faces at St. Vincent
Some of the many faces at St. Vincent's

Imagine yourself being an active participant in turning a crisis into a miracle. THAT'S WHAT WE ARE OFFERING YOU TODAY. 

We recently found out that St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is in dire circumstances. Simply stated, ST. VINCENT’S NEEDS FOOD. This includes the orphans and their caregivers, boarding and day students, as well as the teaching and administrative staff.

The food donor that has sustained the St. Vincent's for the past school year abruptly ended its food distributions all over Haiti at the end of September 2012. With limited resources, only two feasible options have been identified for St. Vincent's to sustain itself if a new food donor is not secured:

  1. St. Vincent’s will close the dormitory to all students except the orphans; OR
  2. St. Vincent’s will close the dormitory to all blind and deaf children from the countryside

In either scenario, children who would normally board in the dormitory will, more than likely, no longer be able to go to school due to the distance between their homes and St. Vincent's. And, many may go without food at all. This effects not only their physical well-being but also greatly limits, if not eliminates, any educational opportunities that may be near their homes as most schools in Haiti can not take children with disabilities.

YOU can be the difference for these children. This is a wonderful opportunity for our supporters to touch young lives in a critical way. 

The cost of 3 meals a day for a single person is only $2.00. That’s less than an average cup of coffee from a gourmet coffee shop. We've done the math to see how far your gift can go:

  • $14.00 – one week (21 meals)
  • $60.00 – one month (90 meals)
  • $180.00 – three months (270 meals)
  • $360.00 – six months (540 meals)
  • $540.00 – full school year (810 meals)
  • $720.00 – one full year (1095 meals)

Thank you for caring for these exceptional kids. Together, we can make sure every child has nutritious food and a full belly, allowing them to learn at their full capacity in school.

a typical meal
a typical meal

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Kathy Korge Albergate

Glen Rock, NJ United States

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