Since the holidays, many of you have donated to help us begin construction of the new orphanage, raised money to buy a cow for milk, and, helped purchase some food until supplies from Food for the Poor arrived.
In 2013, we hope to raise enough money to complete the construction that has begun. You can see by the photos of the current living conditions, and the beginnings of a brand new beautiful building, it is very possible to accomplish our goal. Thanks to you, this has all been made possible.
You can make a tax deductible donation by clicking on the link above “Alliance for Global Justice”, or make a donation using our paypal button.
Many thanks are extended to the United Church of Lincoln in Vermont, for raising the funds to purchase a cow to provide the children with milk every day, as well as John Brower with family and friends. Milk by the gallon is too expensive to purchase retail for 27 children. The cow will be cared for by a local farmer, who will receive the first born calf in return for the upkeep.
We have also made some new friends in Maryland, Cheryl Futran and Laurie Roshfeld, who are members of the “Social Action Committee” with a Synagogue there. Laurie had reached out to our organization in October 2012, just by finding our website. She was interested in working with an orphanage in Haiti, and had always sent hand made clothing to those in need. Thanks to Cheryl and Laurie, we now have an entire barrel ready for shipment to the children of beautiful clothing, and most importantly, people who care about the work we are doing.
How exciting it is to know we have come this far with help through small and large donations, whether in-kind or monetary. We can provide these children, and others who will attend the new school once finished, with a better way of life. So much money was raised for the Haitian people, yet none of it has reached those who absolutely need it to survive. This is where we come in. This is OUR project! This is our way of giving back, and paying it forward. Every donation counts, every penny and more heads directly to fund whatever these children need.
Let us work together to finish this building. That is what “Sustainable Orphanages for Haitian Youth” is. It is all of us, no matter where we live, working together to create a better world and a better life for children who will take our inspiration and make something out of it. Please donate today! Please share this information with those on your mailing lists.
Elaine Brower, President
Sustainable Orphanages For Haitian Youth, a not-for-profit