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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
Jumping for joy thanks to you!
Jumping for joy thanks to you!

We’d like to extend a warm thank you for your generosity! Together, you’ve given a fantastic $9,747 this holiday season.

Your gifts are changing kids like Jean-Wilkenson's lives. Before you began supporting the orphanage, Wilkenson lived on the streets selling water. Because you chose to give, today Wilkenson has a safe home, food and health care, and dreams of being a doctor.

Thanks so much for giving Wilkenson and 30 kids like him a future!

As we move into a brand new year, we’re focusing on a more sustainable HTDC by investing in a bus business. While the business gets off the ground, it’s a huge comfort to know that donors like you will be there to help kids like Wilkenson .

As always, if you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would love to hear from you!

Thanks again, and very kind regards.

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They had a Merry Christmas thanks to you!
They had a Merry Christmas thanks to you!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much to everyone who has set up recurring donations following our emails on the 20th!

Today, we’re looking back on 2013. Thanks to you, we not only gave the orphanage’s existing kids the education, food, safe home, and enriching activities they need to grow into tomorrow’s leaders – we also welcomed three new children.

Those new kids, like Kristelle, had an incredibly difficult 2013. But, thanks to you, today they have a loving home and, last week, they had a Merry Christmas complete with a turkey dinner and a visit from Santa.

In 2014, we intend to keep supporting the kids at the HTDC orphanage and welcome more homeless kids, but we can’t do it without you.

This New Year, we hope that you’ll resolve to make 2014 a year of giving by setting up a monthly recurring donation. Giving just $20 a month will fund a child’s education for the entire year.

Even better, when you set up your recurring donation before the ball drops and 2014 begins, GlobalGiving will match your gift.

Set up your monthly donation here 

If you’re not ready to commit to a monthly donation, your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.

Thanks so much, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!

Their favourite gift was Uno!
Their favourite gift was Uno!

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Christmas is a time for fun and games at HTDC
Christmas is a time for fun and games at HTDC

Fantastic news! Since our last update, generous donors just like you gave a wonderful $5,000 to help the HTDC orphanage launch its own small business selling chicken eggs.

The profits from those eggs will help the orphanage’s leaders give children like Gusline a secure future. Like so many of the kids in the orphanage’s care, Gusline’s parents abandoned her. There is no record of her birth or her early childhood. Without the orphanage she would be homeless, completely undocumented, and vulnerable.

But in the orphanage’s care, she’s blossomed into a healthy, happy four year old girl who loves dresses and playing with her friends. 

The orphanage is working toward self-sufficiency with its chicken business and other businesses they’ll soon begin. But those businesses aren’t paying the bills yet, so for the time being they’re reliant on donors like you to ensure Gusline has food, school, healthcare, and maybe even a few gifts on Christmas morning.

This Christmas, we hope you’ll help us give Gusline a Merry Christmas by becoming a monthly donor. When you create your recurring donation between today and New Year’s Eve, GlobalGiving will match your donation!

Your gift of just $10 a month is enough to fund three month’s education for Gusline, so please consider giving what you can.

Set up your monthly gift here

Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem. Your donation of just $26 will give Gusline or a child like her a full month of nutritious food.

Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! 

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Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Nolson has nine brothers and sisters. After his dad died, his mom couldn’t afford to care for them all, so she brought him to the HTDC orphanage with two of his older brothers – Wisly and Nicholson.

Splitting up a family is a heart-wrenching experience, and it took Nolson and his brothers a while to settle in. But thanks to donors like you, we were able to give Nolson and his brothers a safe home, nutritious food, health care and fun activities like art classes,.

Today, Nolson is absolutely thriving. He loves school, and is always tagging along with his older brothers when they play football. Nolson has also become the orphanage’s neatest child and can often be found tidying up the toys and helping the staff clean.

As families across the US gather to give thanks, HTDC is also planning its own thanksgiving meal. The kids will share three turkeys with their friends in Port au Prince.

This year, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that Nolson – and 29 other children just like him – are thankful for you.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from all of the kids in Haiti and our staff at IDV!

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A massive 'thanks' from the kids to you!
A massive 'thanks' from the kids to you!

Thanks so much to everyone who took advantage of GlobalGiving’s most recent matching day. Your gifts on the 23rd were a third more valuable – and that has made all the difference for kids like Kristelle.

If you’re like us, you’re starting to think about the holiday season. The holidays are a time of joy – but for many of us they’re also incredibly busy! Before the end of year rush starts, we wanted to pause for a moment and thank you for everything you’ve given over the last year.

Because of you, not only has the orphanage continued to care for the 27 children who have lived in its care since the January 2010 earthquake upended their lives – it’s grown! Over the last year, we welcomed three new children who now have a safe home, education, health care, and a brighter future because of your generosity.

There have been so many times over the past year that you could have chosen to spend your hard earned money on an item for yourself or your own family, but you made the incredibly selfless choice to support kids like Kristelle.

Your kindness is giving 30 of Haiti’s most vulnerable kids a bright future free from poverty – something they wouldn’t have had if you hadn’t given of yourself.

Thanks so very much for your generosity, and we wish you the very best.

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @IDVMedia
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
$211,512 raised of $235,000 goal
 
2,999 donations
$23,488 to go
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