Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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
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!
Show them some love this Valentines Day!
Show them some love this Valentines Day!

It’s already February and the kids at the HTDC orphanage have had a great start to the year. They all did great in their recent progress exams and they’re planning field trips for the summer.

Their success and bright outlook for the future is all down to your generosity. Without you, they would be spending their days worrying about where their next meal was coming from instead of playing with their Christmas presents!

This Valentines day, we hope you’ll keep the kids in mind by making a donation in honor of your Valentine. When you make a donation, your Valentine will receive a beautiful card which makes a lovely, meaningful Valentines Day gift.

To buy a gift card for your Valentine just click here, choose what type of card you’d like to send, and you’ll have an instant Valentines day gift that adds a little more love to the world!

Thanks so much for all you’ve already given, and we wish you a very happy Valentines Day! 

Thanks for giving him a Merry Christmas!
Thanks for giving him a Merry Christmas!

We can’t believe your generosity. This holiday season, you gave an extraordinary $9,599! Because of your fantastic generosity, we’ll be able to keep providing the education, health care, and safe housing that these beautiful kids need to thrive.

Thanks to you, they’re starting 2013 full of joy and hope – and we hope you are as well! 2013 no doubt holds challenges.

There are always new mountains to climb in Haiti. But we’re ready to tackle them. Together, we can build a sustainable future for the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage.

Thanks so much for all you’ve given and we wish you a fantastic start to 2013!

Your monthly gift puts foor on her plate!
Your monthly gift puts foor on her plate!

As we wave goodbye to 2012 and welcome the New Year, we hope that you’ll resolve to make 2013 a year of giving. For the next 48 hours you can set up a monthly donation, receive 2012 tax benefits, and have the first month of your donation doubled by GlobalGiving!

Your monthly donation of just $5 will provide school supplies every month for one of the kids at the orphanage. Or, your donation of $21 a month will pay all education costs for one child every month.

If you can afford a little more, your monthly gift of $31.50 will put food on the plate of a child like Germina every day.

Germina’s mother died giving birth to her and she was brought to the orphanage when she was just a few days old. She was premature and ill, and we weren’t sure if she would survive. But she’s a fighter, and today she’s approaching her first birthday. Thanks to donors like you, she’s thriving, and with your support, we’ll help her grow up strong and healthy.

Whether you’re ringing in the new years with a fabulous party, or watching the ball drop from the comfort of your own couch, we hope you have a lovely evening and wish you the Happiest of New Years!


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Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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