Help Finish Our Orphanage & School!

$9,650 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 117 people in 40 months
In 2010 the organization "Sustainable Orphanages for Haitian Youth" was formed to help the children you see in this video.  The children of L’Orphelinat Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours, in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, are living in a place that is for the most part uninhabitable, but make the best of it.  A few years ago we started construction on a new building, on land that was purchased with donations.  It has clean water,  and a garden.  Our goal is to finish the construction in 2017, can you help?  No donation is to small.  Help us reach the goal we set of $15,000 to continue building.  Every penny goes directly to Haiti!  See the work we have done so far by visiting our website at www.sustainableorphanagesforhaiti.com.

TO ALL THOSE VISITING OUR CAMPAIGN:  Our friend and supporter, Matt Vecere who was killed in the Ethiopian plane crash, helped to create this fundraiser in 2015, that is why you may see information that is a few years old.  However, the goal is still very real.  We weren't able to raise all the funds that were needed, so construction stopped.  Now, with donations coming in, we can finish what we started.  
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REST IN PEACE: Matt Vecere, who grew up in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, was one of the 157 victims of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday. His mother, Donna Vecere, issued the following statement regarding her son:

"Matt was passionate about the environment, civil rights, social and environmental justice, and advocating for those less fortunate. His passion turned to direct action, rolling up his sleeves to serve causes where he could make a tangible difference. He volunteered countless hours with charitable organizations, at community events, and with numerous relief efforts after natural disasters. Matt had strong connections to Haiti. He served with various organizations and made several trips to the island, beginning after the devastating earthquake of 2010, after hurricanes, and again as recently as two weeks ago.

An avid surfer since his youthful days on New Jersey beaches, Matt has lived in California for more than a dozen years. Matt was excited about taking the trip to Africa to attend the UN Environment Assembly for the first time.

Matt will be missed by many. We are heartbroken more than words can express." https://6abc.cm/2XV88VU
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This fundraiser was began in 2015 to help build a new school and orphanage for about 25 children in Haiti. Our good friend Matt Vecere helped create the video and worked with me to make this GoFundMe successful. Matt was travelling to Kenya and died in the airplane crash in Ethiopia. We are all sad and heartbroken at losing this wonderful soul and humanitarian. So if you see this fundraiser recirculating, it is to honor his memory. He was at the orphanage in February, right before he left for Africa. He loved these children and will always be in their hearts.
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Construction continues very slowly. Please donate what you can to help us finish.
Construction continues, we need funds.
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A great video representation of the children. Courtesy of Matt Vecere.
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Tracy
4 days ago
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Any chance we can name the Orphanage after Matt?

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Elaine
2 days ago
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We have discussed creating a memorial plaque in honor of Matt and placing it over the orphanage doorway. We will have it made in hand carved wood or metal artwork. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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June
3 days ago
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Naming it after Matt would be so wonderfully awesome ❤️

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Matt
3 days ago
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naming it after Matt would be a great Idea

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Raised by 117 people in 40 months
Created December 1, 2015
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$150
Dan Fitzgerald
3 hours ago

We need more people like Matt who are committed to improving this world we live in!

HS
$50
Hara Song
4 hours ago

1 Timothy 6:18-19 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

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$50
Angelica Song
4 hours ago

Thank you Matt for all your loving memories

WM
$300
Warren McClain
4 hours ago

In loving memory of our nephew Matt Vecere. He is an inspiration to us all and will be missed. Pat and Warren McClain

CK
$50
Carrie Knatz
1 day ago

My donation is a tribute to Matt Vecere. His life was cut short and he would be so proud to know he made this happen.

Tracy
4 days ago
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Any chance we can name the Orphanage after Matt?

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Elaine
2 days ago
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We have discussed creating a memorial plaque in honor of Matt and placing it over the orphanage doorway. We will have it made in hand carved wood or metal artwork. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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June
3 days ago
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Naming it after Matt would be so wonderfully awesome ❤️

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Matt
3 days ago
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naming it after Matt would be a great Idea

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