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Help to Build Hope in Haiti with your Own Hands

Nov 25, 2013 03:16AM

Help for the Children, a locally based 501(c)3 organization, has a big goal—to build a school, orphanage and medical clinic in Charlier, Haiti. The organization began with an idea from Ginette Thomas, a native Haitian who lived in the U.S., for many years but returned to Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Charlier is an isolated coastal village about three hours west of Port-au-Prince, where school and health facilities are inadequate or non-existent, and unemployment is at 100%.

The organization is now recruiting groups of 10 to 15 people for week-long trips, beginning in early 2014, to continue the work that has already begun on this long-term project. The road that will lead to the school has been graded, the guest house to accommodate the volunteers is complete, and the plans have been drawn up for the first phase of construction–the kindergarten and 1st grade building. Help for the Children is eager to work with school, congregational and civic groups who would like to become involved with their hearts and hands, alongside the good people of Charlier.

For more information about Help for the Children, visit or email [email protected].


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