December 14, 2017
We had a great year in Haiti! This year we helped about 400 children attend full-time school and 200 attend summer school and after school programs. We took 60 solar lights, 200 soccer ball, 200 pairs of soccer cleats, 400 soccer uniforms, 70 laptops, 150 phones as well as many educational materials on our February visit.
We are just planning our 2018 visit and are looking for used laptops and tablets and phones as well as donations to buy medicine
January 14, 2016
The team is heading back to Haiti Feb 14 for a week. This year we are bring 70 laptops, 100 phones, lots of soccer stuff, educational materials as well as some vitamins and medicine.
This week we heard that 4 players on the Lavannue team made a major team and will get to play for the national championship! They are excited.
December 25th, 2016
200 children in Haiti were able to celebrate Christmas thanks to our wonderful donors!
Oct 5, 2016
Thanks to the amazing donors for helping with emergency food hampers after the devastating hurricane. We were able to send about 400!
Back to school program! We were able to help about 200 kids!
August 5 2016
Teacher Colas and the after school program!
March 3, 2016 What a great week in Haiti!
This year was pretty special as we are seeing many of our Haitian friends starting to lead others to make Haiti better. They all care so much about their country!
This year we took 65 laptops for students and school, 250 phones to help with communications, 25 solar lights, 300 soccer uniforms with cleats and soccer balls, clothes, toys, schools supplies and medicine.
We saw the nutrition program in action where we feed 100 children a day for under $35, a soccer tournament where we brought medals to give out with the kids being so proud they wore to school, and we visited many schools including a school for the handicapped. ….. And we heard about their dreams for a better life.
Our week in pictures.
Here is a big thank you for everyone who supported Haiti. THANKS!
CTV news article on March 3. Click here
Are we making a difference? Our team leader Maxeau Pierre thinks so! Click here
Please enjoy kids singing at an elementary school
February 5, 2016 Construction starts on a home for a family!
January 25, 2016.. Maxeau starts the nutrition program in Marbial, Haiti
January 21, 2016 Calgary Sun Article on Friends of Haiti..
January 14, 2016 The children's nutrition program starts!
36 cents. Think of what you can buy for 36 cents...not much right? Well those 36 cents can buy a hot meal for a child in rural Haiti. Friends of Haiti (Canada) is proud to be starting up a nutrition program for the children of Marbial, Haiti. We will be feeding over 100 children 3 times a week at just 36 cents per child, per meal. Please consider making a donation to help feed hungry kids.
January 8, 2016
Because of a lack of electricity, many people in Haiti rely on dangerous kerosene lamps for light. Not only are kerosene lamps a fire hazard, but chronic exposure to the vapours they emit can cause respiratory, skin, and lung issues. I am happy to say that I have been able to purchase 10 Nokero solar lights for distribution in Haiti. The lights cost around $30 CAD each and will make a huge difference in the lives of the people who receive them. Please consider making a donation to help people harness the power of solar light and get rid of dangerous kerosene lamps.
January 1, 2016
Happy New Year! With the new year we are one day closer to our February 2016 trip to Haiti! As Air Canada has graciously permitted us an additional 700# of luggage we are gearing up! In September 2015 an education donation was made. With this we were able to buy ten books for Shakespeare English and Technology School. A few of the books are shown here:
Please visit our donation page for further information about donating to Friends of Haiti.
December 28, 2015
A party celebrating the first anniversary of the soccer program in Haiti.
December 13, 2015
We have many requests this year to help with education, sports, and technology. If you have used Android or iPhones or laptops you would like to donate please email me here.
Also we always need to donations for children to pay for school supplies or school fees. To donate please click here. A donation of $75 can buy a family a goat and each year they can sell of the "kids" to pay for school fees and supplies.
December 11, 2015
A donation of medical supplies for Haiti!
November 30, 2015
Big soccer match in Haiti for the boys. 0-0 tie!