This past January, it was Haitian Outreach month at St. Bernard parish at St. Camillus church in Fitchburg. Somehow, even though the weather is totally different from Haiti weather, all are connected in spirit and energy.
We asked parishioners to bring in donations for the sponsored children of Haiti to be put into backpacks. With your continued help, together we are helping children get their education and eventually become working-class citizens!
Our parishioners are awesome! They donated children’s clothing and shoes, school supplies, tooth brushes and toothpaste, as well as soap, face clothes and much more. We take these necessities for granted. But to the Haitian people, they are luxuries. Unfortunately, this year more than ever. Inflation rate is increasing at 16% per year and they simply cannot afford any of these basic, but critically necessary items. With your help, Haitian Outreach creates a backpack for each child in our program.
We are educating and building backpacks for over 300 children this year! We travel every year to see our children and give each individual child their backpack. Yes, we see every single one of those 300+ children. We also gratefully accept monetary donations. Haitian Outreach is an all-volunteer organization as most of you know. Monetary donations are used to offset the expenses for our backpack supplies, which we pack for each child.
We are grateful and thankful for the continued and generous support that we receive via donations and prayers for safety and success. We work locally and think globally!
If you would like to sponsor a child to attend school in Haiti, please contact us.