Hope Community Project has had an amazing 2017. Now in our eighth year, we are seeing great growth in our mission to preserve families—helping keep children at home rather than being placed in orphanages.
Our three-pronged approach includes education scholarships so children can go to school, medical and dental care so families are healthy and economic development so families can thrive (jobs=personal income).
Studies show that when these three needs are addressed people are able to meet more and more of their own needs. Families and personal dignity are preserved.
One such family is Kethlene JnMarie. This sweet woman’s sister died giving birth to Willandinho at seven months pregnant. Kethlene was about to give her nephew over to an orphanage knowing that she didn’t have the resources to feed and care for him. At church a friend told her about the formula program we offer through our medical clinic.
Our Haitian team met with Kethlene and explained that Willandinho can stay with family and save him from a life of institutional living—which is really barely surviving at best.
Willandinho is now growing healthy and strong, and living with his family!
Doing what we do is a privilege and a joy. But it is expensive. Currently we have 21 people with jobs in Haiti, including 17 Haitians! The cost of all of our programs in Gonaives, including running the medical clinic and paying the doctor and staff, providing over 50 school scholarships and our children’s programs, and facilitating and supporting the egg cooperative program, and much, much more, is almost $30,000 per month. We have about $16,000 in donations coming each in month. We are like most small non-profits in that we have fundraisers throughout the year and a need a big year-end push to close this funding gap.
As we near the end of 2017 we need you to helps close the gap. We need $100,000 by December 31 to make up the difference.
The good news is we have some donors who have stepped up and offered to match dollar for dollar up to $50,000! So your gift to help us help families will be doubled.
Would you consider a gift of $500 or $200 or $100 to help us meet our $100,000 goal? You can be a part of helping little ones like Willandinho stay with their loving families where they will receive the love and care they deserve.
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible gift. And up to total gifts of $50,000 your gifts are doubled!