Project #6235

Provide a safe home for Haitian Orphans

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Oct 10, 2010

Housing Secured!

Emma with one of the kids your donation has housed
Emma with one of the kids your donation has housed

Hello all,

We hope you’re all well! We’re excited to write you with big news.

Following a donation of $3,000 from one of our US-based partners, Burners Without Borders (BWB) we can now say with assurance that we’ll be able to rent a safe house for all 47 children living at the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage for two years!

We echo the emotions of the staff and kids living at the orphanage when we say we are awed and humbled by your support. The children who your donations will house have spent much of their young lives in dirty, unsafe shelter under threat of eviction. Your donations will provide these children with secure housing for the first time in their lives.

Success in this fundraising effort would not have been possible without the help of all who donated. So thank you all for your contributions.

We hope that this won’t be the end of your extraordinary support of the Hands Together to Defend the Children Orphanage. With housing secure, we’re turning our attention to making sure that the children have tables to sit at when they eat, beds to sleep in, can afford to see a doctor when they’re ill, and have their school fees covered.

So while further donations won’t go specifically to housing, they will still be used to change the lives of these children.

We hope you’ll help us reach this goal of going beyond housing by telling your friends and family about Global Giving’s “Give more Get More Day”. On 12th October, Global Giving is matching all donations made on their site and waiving their 15% administrative fee. Donations will be matched on a sliding scale, so donations between $10 and $499 will be matched by 30%, donations between $500 and $999 will be matched by 40%, and contributions between $1,000 and $2,500 will be matched by 50%.

Again, thanks so much for your generosity. Your donations have changed the lives of these deserving kids. We're looking forward to sending you photos and updates as these kids settled into their new house!

If you have any further questions, ideas, or concerns feel free to email me at

Another of the beautiful kids at the orphanage
Another of the beautiful kids at the orphanage
A group of the kids at the orphanage
A group of the kids at the orphanage

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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

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

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