Our mission is to create long-lasting solutions to hunger and poverty, one community at a time. We aim to serve and educate individuals and families of Haiti, while working together towards a better future.
A deep heartfelt thank you to our sponsors,
who have donated their time
to help us raise funds and get our organization on our feet.
We couldn't have done it without you!
CGPS World Issues Charity Club
Our TeamHands On For Haiti is 100% volunteer based.
All donations go directly to help those in need.
Vice PresidentRoland Denis
Web and Social MediaSerena Depero
Secretary GeneralJean Chilaire Lundy
Deputy General SecretaryBien-Aimé Jean Merilon
SecretarySabrina Oscar Celestin
Deputy TreasurerWadson Nelsir
Jean Richard Calixte
Hands on for Haiti started with one person’s desire to help the community where he grew up.
When Junior Racine moved to New York, he never forgot about his native country of Haiti. He often went back home and tried to help as many people as he could by bringing back food and supplies that he collected in New York City. But he wanted to do more.
Bic Warner knew Junior and was moved by his desire to help his community. It was her admiration for Junior's selflessness and passion to help his people that motivated Bic to join him in his efforts. They both wanted to make a difference in people's lives and dreamed of starting a non-profit organization to aid those in need. They joined hands with another person who lives in Haiti and who shared their vision, Rubens Louissaint. Together they created Hands on for Haiti (HofH).
Junior, Bic and Rubens believe that we can change the world by sharing what we have, no matter how large or small, every act of giving has the power to make a real impact.
JUNIOR RACINE, Founder and President
Junior was born in Tabarre, a small-town near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At the age of seven, he lost his father. He and his 4 siblings were raised by his mother, step-father, and grandmother. In 2006, he migrated to the United States with his aunt. Taught by his mother who was deeply dedicated to providing her children a better life, he has been a hard worker since a very early age. Although they were poor, he was taught to share what little they had with others less fortunate than his family and that life has more meaning when “they give.” To honor his mother and her tradition, Junior co-founded and is President of Hands on for Haiti.
Junior currently is employed at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan, where his children attend. He enjoys spending time with his 3 boys and soccer is their favorite sport. He is fluent in 3 languages, French, English, and Haitian Creole. Helping the people of Haiti is a passion deep in his heart and he has a profound love for his fellow Haitians. It is his goal to help the children of Haiti remain positive and provide hope for their futures despite the rampant poverty and problems they witness every day in their communities in the Haiti.
BIC WARNER, Founder and Treasurer
Bic N. Warner was born one of 10 children and raised in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, a small fishing village situated on an isthmus. Her family migrated to the U.S. in 1975 after the Vietnam War ended. Having lived and seen the poverty in her fishing village, she’s passionate about helping people in need. She believes life has more meaning when we can all share what we have, no matter how much or how little.
Bic worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years. Now, she’s a stay-at-home mom living with her husband, Brian, and their twelve-year old son, Lucien. She volunteers her time at her son’s school, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, and at the Child Development Center in Harlem. Her new passion is spending time managing Hands on for Haiti with the U.S. and Haitian teams.
ROLANS DENNIS, Vice President
Roland was born in Les Cayes and raised in Petion-Ville, Haiti. He moved to the United States in his early teens, and he attended Springfield Gardens High School in Queens, NY. He was a talented multi-sports athlete, who represented the Golden Eagles in soccer, wrestling and basketball. After graduating from high School he attended Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn and Misericordia University (PA), where he studied Fine Arts/Education and was also a member of the soccer teams. After some years playing soccer at the collegiate level, Roland opened up his horizon to a professional career and played for some years in the United Soccer League, USA. He also had a short stint in MLS and then abroad in Brazil, Poland, and Switzerland.
Roland has been very active in helping and volunteering his time to help others in New York as well as in his home town of Les Cayes, Haiti. He opened up a New Vision Soccer Academy for kids to give them better options and scholar opportunities. He has also been given his time and experience to train and help young soccer players for free in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island, NY. Now married and a father of two, he lives in Long Island.
MAUREEN WADE, Advisor
SERENA DEPERO, Advisor
Serena was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and moved to New York as a teenager. She is a graduate of Brown University and received her MFA from Hunter College. She is an artist, educator and web designer.
STEVENSON ESTIME, Advisor
Stevenson is a first generation Haitian American and was born and raised in New York City. Stevenson is a visual artist who's work deals with the representation of race, class and gender in media and popular culture. He studied at City College and Hunter College and teaches art and digital photography at a private school in Manhattan. Stevenson is committed to social justice, and is also passionate about agriculture and carpentry.
RUBENS LOUISSANINT, Director
Rubens has an electrical engineering degree. He's currently works as an internal auditor for Saiglodal and a Production Supervisor for a tobacco company in Port-au-Prince called Compagnie Comme Il Faut. Rubens is married and has 2 beautiful girls ages 8 and 12 years old.
JEAN CHILAIRE LUNDY, Secretary General
Jean is currently a student of law and a Vice President of The Association of Youth (Jeunes) against (Contre) Discrimination and Stigma (AJCDS)
BIEN-AIME JEAN MERILOR (Enock), Assistant Secretary General
Bien-Aime Jean is working as security details for the American Embassy diplomats. He's happily married and blessed with 6 children, who age from 5 years to 21 years old.
SABRINA OSCAR CELESTIN, Secretary
Sabrina currently works as Secretary to the Ministry of Environment in Haiti. She's happily married and has 4 amazing boys who age from 2 years to 13 years old. Her husband is a chef!
WADSON NELSIR, Assistant Treasurer
Wadson has been a technician for over 20 years for a tobacco company in Port-au-Prince, Compagnie Comme Il Faut. Wadson is married and has 7 wonderful children, ages 2 years to 21 years old.
JIMMITRY LAFLEUR, Delegate
He's currently a teacher at a private school in Port-au-Prince.
JEAN RICHARD CELIXTE, Delegate
Jean works as a chauffeur and a security detail for private clients. Jean is married and has 3 children, 1 boy and 2 girls who age from 6 years to 15 years old.
YVENS BERRY, Advisor
Yvens currently works as security detail for private clients. Yvens is married with one adorable daughter who is 11 years old.