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  1. Pennies for Haiti
  2. Why Us
  3. Mission
  4. Core Values

‘Pennies for Haiti’ is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the state of Florida, was founded in 2010 as a non-profit organization guided by Christian values. We are helping underprivileged children through various projects, such as ‘Feeding Haiti’s Children’. Our organization is committed to Haiti’s future and we stand united with many other organizations that have chosen to answer the global call to end hunger and poverty in our world. Currently, we collect donations through various online portals via our website, Facebook page, crowd funding sites and through in-person charity.

Our long term goal is to stop the cycle of poverty through nourishing and educating the children. They are the future of Haiti and the country’s best hope to radically change its current impoverished state. The short-term goal is to provide the necessary tools through education to the children to help them succeed and break out of their current situation. ‘Pennies for Haiti’ is working to provide a better quality of life to the people of Haiti, and we believe the children are the country’s greatest hope.

‘Pennies for Haiti’ exists solely to serve the Haitian people. We are dedicated to work together with other organizations and sponsors to fulfill this mission.

‘Pennies for Haiti’ vows to conduct all activities with integrity and transparency, in what we do and say. We accept responsibility for our actions as a unified organization and commit to financial responsibility for all donated funds. All records and documents are available to the public upon re-quest.

Our Mission

Our mission is to save Haiti's most vulnerable citizens lives through medical care, educational sponsorship and addressing malnutrition and hunger in their lives.

Our Vision

Vision Statement Our vision is of a Haiti where its children no longer live in poverty.

Our Core Values

• Guided by Christian values to help the poor and needy.

• A strong commitment to hard work in order to find solutions for each family or family member.

• Inspiring others to make the world a better place.

• Respectful of those who we work for and with.

• Good stewards of all the resources entrusted to us.

• Empowering people or individuals instead of enabling them.

• Be an active and responsible global citizen in making our world a better place.

Message from our Founder Putting Children First

It's been six years now since I moved back to Haiti, I often share the story of how God finally convinced me to move and my story always had the words "kicking and screaming." I really did not want to move here but God knew best and so I obeyed and moved on September 7, 2013. I wrestled with God and I am thankful that He did not break my hip. But He certainly has blessed me beyond my wildest aspirations. I returned to Haiti two days short of 19 years from the date I moved to the states.

Today, not only has 'Pennies for Haiti' grown beyond our initial business plan but so have I. I would like to share my story with you. You see, 'Pennies for Haiti' is not only an NGO working to better the lives of children. I can honestly say I have become 'Pennies for Haiti'. The mission of the organization is also my mission. I don't work for Pennies for Haiti. I am Pennies for Haiti! I am the embodiment of the organization. If I were to draw an image of 'Pennies for Haiti' I would have to place myself at its core.

Our number one priority is the House of Hope project. When I moved to Haiti I did not have any children. Today, I am Mom to 11 girls, 2 boys, 3 goats, and 1 dog! I don't know how the single Moms do it but God has blessed me with an outstanding staff to ensure that our girls and boys are well taken care of every day.

Our most important project is 'Haiti STEM Alliance'! Our goal is to introduce every child, no matter their background, to programming, robotics, and STEM. At times our challenges overwhelm me, but I take great pleasure in meeting the children in the remote areas of Haiti. It's a wonderful feeling to see a child's eyes light up because they not only built a robot but they programmed it to move. I don't get tired of hearing this question: "will you be back next Saturday?"

The 'STEM 4 Girls' project was created before 'Haiti STEM Alliance' but after awhile I discovered that it was more important to ensure that children everywhere needed to learn STEM, so 'Haiti STEM Alliance' was created. 'STEM 4 Girls' is dedicated to girls living in Caradeux and our girls from the 'House of Hope' project. 'Pennies for Haiti' began it's work in Caradeux so I have made sure that the girls I have grown to know over the years in that area are not forgotten.

'SOS Belle Fontaine', I have fallen in love with two cities in Haiti; Jacmel and Belle Fontaine. I haven't been there in over two years and I miss visiting the residents of this beautiful area. I use to have access to a Ford F250 but since it first broke down and now no longer is in our possession I can't go there anymore. This project's name has two meanings first Serving Our Savior and second the international code signal of extreme distress. Belle Fontaine became a home to me when a baby from there passed away in my arms on our way to a malnutrition center. So in his honor, I adopted Belle Fontaine. I believe our work there will continue one day. I often pray that God will bless us again with a vehicle that will once again allow us to visit this very terrain area. In order, to keep our work going I created a sub-project named 'bel ti machann' which is a fresh fruit and vegetable delivery service to residents in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Our goal is to help growers sell all their produce, allowing them to have money to care for their families.

'Nwel Pou Timoun', Christmas is a time of year where I prefer to serve. It helps me not focus on how much I miss my family. So, I dive in feeding children in Caradeux to ensure that they have a hot meal and a small gift for on Christmas day. It's a bit selfish of me, I guess it is my way of not feeling alone. You might wonder, how can one feel alone when they have so many children? Well, you see I see them every day of the year so, though they are family, the family I truly want to be with are the ones I don't see every day. So the kids in Caradeux represent the family I don't see often.

There you have it! How I became 'Pennies for Haiti' every year God has blessed me with children all over this country and they remain a part of me because I know my mission is to ensure they see God's love through all that I do. I am with them because God sent me here and to them.

Credibility

Meet Our 2019 US Board

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Myrielle Badio Board Member

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Danielle Bijoux Board Member

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Allison Findeiss Board Member

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Joshua Glow Board Member

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Stephanie Jacques Board Member

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Megan Maldonado Board Member

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Raygine Francois Co-Founder & Executive Director

Meet Our 2019 International Board

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Tania Brandt Board Director

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Nathalie Georges Board Director

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Francisco Jovin Board Director

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Kurt Jim Larsen Board Director

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Ludger Valcin Board Director

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Raygine Francois Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Pennies for Haiti is a
501(c)(3) tax exempt organization

P.O. Box 771222 ~ Coral Springs, FL 33077
Tel US: +1 (954) 744-0043
Tel HT: +(509) 4183-0227
email: love@penniesforhaiti.org

Upcoming Events

Oct23rd

Angel Wings -- Julien


Oct23rd

Birthday -- Tara


Oct29th

Birthday -- Joumou