June 2019

As our efforts continue, we look forward with excitement to our latest pursuit. While the conditions in Haiti are improving, some basic necessities continue to elude the children who attend École National de Cazeau, Tabarre, Haiti.

While the love and joy of learning is palpable at École National de Cazeau, the school is lacking basic hygienic conveniences, namely…toilets. Currently, there are unsanitary ‘bathroom’ conditions consisting of a hole in the ground with no septic system to safely remove waste hygienically and germ-free. Without proper sanitation facilities, waste from infected individuals can contaminate a community’s land and water, increasing the risk of infection for other individuals. Proper waste disposal can slow or even prevent the infection cycle of many disease-causing agents.

According to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals Report, one in five girls of primary-school age are not in school, compared to one in six boys. One factor accounting for this difference is the lack of sanitation facilities for girls reaching puberty. Girls are also more likely to be responsible for collecting water for their family, making it difficult for them to attend school during school hours. The installation of toilets and latrines may enable school children, especially menstruating girls, to further their education by remaining in the school system.

Our goal is to provide seven proper toilets for the children and teachers to use during school hours, and your generous donation is vital to our mission! Your support is crucial and we’re hoping to raise $10,000 dollars to purchase toilets, pay labor for installation and build a septic system. Imagine the change in the school day for these children, when ‘going to the bathroom’ is a clean, easy, and sanitary venture. Let’s improve the conditions for these children, one potty at a time!

Hands on for Haiti thanks you in advance for your continued support and generosity.

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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September 2018

In September, we were able to provide Haitian children at the Ecole National de Cazeau with desks and chairs to do their school work. It was incredibly heartwarming to see firsthand the joy and excitement on their faces.

We were also able to distribute more than 200 backpacks, many of which were collected by the students at a school in New York City. We gave these backpacks to students at Ecole Nationale de Cazeau and Ecole Nationale de Tabarre 27. The children were very happy and appreciative. Thank you to everyone who donated for making this possible.

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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November 2017

On Saturday November 25th, we hosted our First Annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Cazeau National Ecole in Haiti. We invited 100 people from different communities that were identified by our Haiti Team as families in need. It was a wonderful event which included food, beverages, and music. We would like to thank our 12 volunteers and the HofH Haitian Team for everything they did, from shopping and cooking to security and entertainment. The event was attend by Nice Simon, the mayor of Tabarre.

We also want to thank everyone who donated money to make this event possible. Through our Go Fund Me campaign we were able to raise $1,700 to pay for food, beverages, table and chairs, etc. We have been deeply touched by all of your support!

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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July 2017

Our New York team returned to Haiti in July of 2017. We brought three barrels of supplies from New York to Haiti, and we distributed back packs with note books, pens, pencils to more than 300 kids. We also delivered a LifeStraw Water Purifier to a local public school, Cazeau National Ecole.

Thanks to a generous donor we were also able to establish a new project called Operation Flip-Flops. We distribute 60 pairs of flip-flops to children in three different neighborhoods.

ABOUT OPERATION FLIP-FLOPS: Since walking is the primary mode of transportation, every day children are often prevented from attending school or even going outside due to no footwear. When kids do go outside without shoes, they are exposed to unsanitary conditions that lead to disease and sickness. Without shoes, kids often cannot go to school, leaving them without education and continuing the cycle of poverty. This is a very important project and we appreciate your continued support.

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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June 2017

Our New York team made a trip to Port-au-Prince to meet our Haiti team. It was a successful and fruitful week: we made strong connections, established future projects and did some charity work. We distributed 80 bags of food (which included rice, pasta, beans and cooking oil). We were very successful in making sure the families in need got the food bags rather than giving our distribution to the person in charge at the camp.

In addition, we held our first annual soccer gala. The event took place in Tabarre 9 in Port-au-Prince on June 23rd. The gala was highlighted by a fun and joyful soccer game in which many local athletes and personalities were involved. This event was sponsored and hosted by HofH. We want to acknowledge the people of the HofH Haitian Team for all their dedication and hard work. Thank you also to Roland Denis of New Vision Soccer, who is also Vice President of Hands-On-For-Haiti, who donated soccer balls and trophies. Trophies were presented to the wining team.

Junior Racine, Hands-On-For-Haiti's president and co-founder, attended this marvelous event and personally expressed his gratitude to Dr. Yvon Exume and Coach Lespinas Polissaint for all they are doing to support our organization. This is not new for Dr. Exume and Coach Polissaint. They have been working to serve the community of Tabarre 9 for the past 30 years. We were proud to present them with an award for their outstanding work and dedication. In addition, Bruny Jean Dorienz, Calixte Jean Edmond and Jean Jacques Fritzner were also given awards for their services and contributions.

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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December 2016

We can not thank you enough for your generous donations that went towards helping people who are suffering in Haiti. The donated items went to children and adults who lost their homes and belongings during Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016. There aren't words to express the appreciation and gratitude of these people. They were so deeply touched by the fact that people so far away, who didn't know them, wanted to help them.

DISCLAIMER: All HofH team members and volunteers pay for their own travel expenses. All money raised through donations go directly to helping people in need.

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