Joining Three Communities by Faith – Helping the People of Haiti's Central Plateau
$1 A DAY for HAITI
Why $1 A DAY
What can you buy with $1? If you live in United States, the answer is 'not much.' A cup of coffee, a book, a bite to eat at in a cafeteria: they all cost more than $1. For millions of people in Haiti, that dollar can last the entire day. In fact, prior to the earthquake more than 70% of the Haitian population lived on one dollar a day.
The money we don't even think about, our pocket change, can be transformational to the Haitian people. Your dollar, when combined with dollars donated by other people, can make a real difference.
For $1 a day — with your help we can give 400 children, who could not otherwise go to school, tuition assistance to attend elementary and secondary school, a uniform and school supplies, and a hot meal, which for many is the only meal of the day.
For $1 a day—you will help us bring clean drinking water to the school and a large area of the village of Lahoye.
Our Funding Needs Our goal is to raise $25,000 in 2010–11. The money will go for school supplies, school uniforms, , teachers’ salaries, clean water, food and other items requested by the parish leaders in Lascahobas and Lahoye, Haiti. A portion of your donation will go to our long term goal of completing the building of a permanent school/church building that withstand hurricanes and earthquakes.
A Means to Better Education
One of the pressing needs of children in Lahoye is education, and one of the biggest barriers to education for many children is the lack of a school uniform. Cultural mores are quite different in Haiti than they are in the United States. In Haiti, if children do not have uniforms they simply do not attend school. The average cost of a school uniform is $35. Your donation will employee local people who make the uniforms.
The St. Andrew’s, St. Paul's Haiti partnership is committed to the people of Haiti’s central plateau for the long haul. We cannot exaggerate the scope of this disaster in an already fragile place like Haiti. With your help, we will be there long after the media loses interest and focus moves on.
The people of Lascahobas and Lahoye still have not recovered from the hurricanes of 2004 and 2008, and the earthquake has placed an even greater stress on their resources.
How You Can Help
The St Andrew’s, St. Paul's Haiti partnership is grateful for contributions as we continue to build toward promise and opportunity.
Click on the Donate button below To donate via credit card on either a weekly, monthly or annual basis choose the payment period below.
Checks should be made payable to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 10 North Main Ave. Albany, New York 12203and write “Haiti Mission” on the memo line.
At 6:40 a.m. Friday, May 24 everything was in place! The container was an estimated 8 tons! It is now off to Haiti.
On Wednesday evening, member of St. Andrew’s, St. Paul’s, To Love a Child, RPI and others from the Empire Haiti Coalition gathered at the RPI Technology Park to load the 20 foot long container with supplies for all of the six churches and schools the Coalition supports, plus some additional supplies for two orphanages and a homeless shelter.
The container once unload will become a daycare and early learning center. Member of the empire Haiti Coalition and RPI students that designed the daycare center will travel to Haiti in August to help distribute the supplies and complete the daycare center project.
Thanks to the work done by the St. Andrew’s-St. Paul’s Partnership more than 250 notebooks, 6 water coolers, 600+ pens/pencils, a copier/printer, 5 bikes, tarps, microphones, music amps and various musical instrument are on their way to our partners in Lahoye. One very special item and the last thing to be loaded in to the container was a wonderful drum set donate by Nancy Kelly’s son Peter an RPI grad. This item was one that we never thought we would find and It was nice to have Peter’s sister Laura there to help send it off.
Many thanks to all who have help make this project such a success.
One more very important note. The April Book Sale in the Shop, at 10 and 25 cents a book, raised nearly $400 for the Haiti partnership. They plan to expanded the number of these sales in the coming year from two to four!