Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans
Healthy and Happy Thanks to You!
Healthy and Happy Thanks to You!

On Wednesday, March 14th (that’s today!), GlobalGiving will be matching donations. You’ve already given so much, but we hope that you’ll dig deep and give a little more.

By continuing your inspiring support of the orphanage, you bring them closer to their next set of goals: Building a permanent home on the land they’ve already built and investing in a business to make the orphanage sustainable. We asked the orphanage director, Carlo, why a house they own would be better than a rented house.

“…we hope to one day be able to purchase a home so that the kids will always have a home to come back to, more space and especially so that they can feel like they’re living in a family.”

You’ve already made such a huge difference in Carlo’s life and the lives of the children in his care. These are children who lost parents in the earthquake and have lived on the street. Because of you, children like Nicolson, age 11, are enjoying a whole new life and dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up.

“Life makes sense at the orphanage, I like having volunteers coming and bringing toys and playing with us. I also like the school because I want to be a lawyer. I want to be rich and help other people.”

Today, March 14th, any contributions received will be doubled, and we hope you’ll be able to share this page or donate yourself to ensure that Nicolson and all of his friends can reach their dreams.

Thanks so much for your generosity, and our warmest regards.

Playing and Enjoying their new Life
Playing and Enjoying their new Life

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The New Baby
The New Baby

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.

Fun with Colouring!
Fun with Colouring!

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A Big "Thank you" from Haiti!
A Big "Thank you" 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.

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Posing for a photo

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!

Back in School - Thanks to you!
Back in School - Thanks to you!
In her uniform - ready to learn!
In her uniform - ready to learn!
Receiving health care
Receiving health care
Happy to be back in school.
Happy to be back in school.

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In School at HTDC! Thanks to ALM Photography
In School at HTDC! Thanks to ALM Photography

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.

 

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Attending class. Thanks to ALM Photography
Attending class. Thanks to ALM Photography
Helping little ones learn. Credit ALM Photograpy
Helping little ones learn. Credit ALM Photograpy
Watching and learning. Thanks to ALM Photography
Watching and learning. Thanks to ALM Photography
Tired at th class end. Credit to ALM Photography
Tired at th class end. Credit to ALM Photography
Happy that school is back in session!
Happy that school is back in session!

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
$249,986 raised of $279,000 goal
 
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