Help Finish Our Orphanage & School!

$33,680 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 276 people in 42 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 $25,000 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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Dear Friends and Followers: We have increased our funding goal! Thanks to your generosity, we surpassed our original goal, and since construction is ongoing, as well as purchasing beds, clothing and food, we hope to raise more. So please keep sharing! Thank you.
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Dear Friends and Donors to the children:
We are so very thankful that we have not only reached our goal, but surpassed it! I would like to continue with this GoFundMe campaign as long as there are people who want to help us. You can't imagine how grateful the children are, and how much this is helping them to have a life in Haiti.
Also, If you want a tax deduction for your donation, please send me a message via email at sustainableorphanages@gmail.com, with your contact information so I can have a letter sent to you for next year's taxes.
Thank you again,
Elaine Brower
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Hello all of you who have donated to this cause in Matt's memory. The outpouring of support has been so overwhelming it is humbling. Our initial goal has been met! We are going to increase it more since we could use the funds to grow a garden, buy a cow and chickens, and make sure we completely finish the school and orphanage. Thanks so much!
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ITEM NEEDED: COST
1. Finish Stucco $6,000

2. Beds for children $2,000

3. Run Electricity to New Building $2,500

4. Septic Tank $2,500

5. Water Pump $2,000

6. Complete Plumbing in Kitchen $2,500

7. Solar Power Panels $2,000

8. Chickens for eggs $ 500

9. Cow for milk $ 500

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MONTHLY EXPENSES: COST

SALARIES FOR 7 TEACHERS $ 700

FOOD $1,500

GAS FOR GENERATOR $1,500

NEEDED FOR FUTURE: COST

VAN TO TAKE CHILDREN OUT $ 3,000

PURCHASE LAND TO HAVE FARM SPACE $ 7,000

WALL FOR NEW LAND $11,000
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Tracy
2 months ago
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Any chance we can name the Orphanage after Matt?

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Elaine
2 months ago
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7

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
2 months ago
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3

Naming it after Matt would be so wonderfully awesome ❤️

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Matt
2 months ago
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3

naming it after Matt would be a great Idea

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Jon
1 month ago
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2

Knowing Matt, he'd be uncomfortable having it named after him. I literally can't put into words why, but I feel like he'd be a big no on that.

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$33,680 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 276 people in 42 months
Created December 1, 2015
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KH
$20
Keith Hoffman
11 days ago
VC
$75
Veronica Collings
15 days ago
MT
$200
Marjorie Troust
16 days ago
SB
$50
Sander Banta
25 days ago
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TS
$50
Tami Seymour
26 days ago
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In loving memory of Matt whose compassion and work continues to be an inspiration.

CT
$25
Carol Tsang
1 month ago
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3

I read Matt Vecere's story in an email from IQAir. I am deeply saddened by the lost of such a compassionate man. I want to donate to help continue the work he started to help the children of Haiti.

TP
$100
Thomas Parnell
1 month ago
3
3
BL
$100
bernard lee
1 month ago
3
3

In memory of Matt

CK
$100
Christine Kim
1 month ago
3
3

In loving memory of Matt

NT
$250
Nicholas Talvacchia
1 month ago
3
3
Tracy
2 months ago
9
9

Any chance we can name the Orphanage after Matt?

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Elaine
2 months ago
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7

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
2 months ago
3
3

Naming it after Matt would be so wonderfully awesome ❤️

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Matt
2 months ago
3
3

naming it after Matt would be a great Idea

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Jon
1 month ago
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2

Knowing Matt, he'd be uncomfortable having it named after him. I literally can't put into words why, but I feel like he'd be a big no on that.

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