Our Founder & President, Lori Goldberg, along with 16 amazing Volunteers, departed to Haiti on Sunday, May 29, 2011. As Always, their trip promises to bring much joy to not only our Haitian Family/Home and surrounding community, but to all participating. Follow their beautiful journey on our blog.
Just like Mr. Kevin McCaig, "Get Hooked on Haiti"Global Family Philanthropy would Love to help you get started!Just "Imagine" taking a Volunteer Trip with us; truly a Heartwarming experience!
SAINT JOHN - Kevin McCaig, a 48-year-old electrical apprenticeship instructor at New Brunswick Community College, had never considered doing relief work overseas. But after a recent trip to Haiti to help build an orphanage, he's hooked.
McCaig heard a radio report about a group fundraising for an orphanage in Jacmel, Haiti, since last year's devastating earthquake.
When he discovered they were looking for tradespeople, he realized he could help.
He covered his own costs for the trip, joining a small group of New Brunswick men who travelled to do the wiring, plumbing, septic and carpentry for the orphanage, a project of the Manna Care Foundation.
McCaig was struck by the graveness of the situation in Haiti, more than a year after the 7.0 magnitude quake destroyed buildings and left about 230,000 people dead.
"I had to stop taking photos," McCaig said, "It's unbelievable how many people are living in tents in the refugee camps."
It was the garbage and stench in the streets that surprised him the most about the Caribbean country. "It really assaults your senses when you ...
8-year old Sophie Webb, along with her 10-year old brother, Jake & Mom, Stacey, first traveled to Haiti in February 2011, with Global Family Philanthropy.Sophie, along with her family, immediately fell in love with all of the GFP Children and the organization!Upon their return home, Sophie wanted to do more for the children, and so began her 1st Fundraising effort toward building a playground in Haiti. A Lemonade Stand, hosted by herself, her brother Jake and 8 neighborhood friends. Together they raised $130.00!Sophie's next fundraiser - an iPad Drawing! Tickets were sold at $20.00 each and $2,400.00 was raised!!The drawing took place this last Sunday, May 22nd at the newly leased Global Family Philanthropy office space in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winner of the iPad, so very generously, donated it back to GFP in an effort to help Sophie raise additional funds for her dream of building a playground and awareness for the children of Haiti.Sophie, Thank You for all of your hard work & dedication! We look forward to supporting & participating in your next Fundraising Endeavor!! Big Hugs & Welcome to our Global Family!!
Let's continue to support these wonderful rebuilding efforts for our Haitian Friends & Family.An amazing Housing Project accomplished with approximately 200 incredible volunteers! Beautiful!! Just "Imagine" the possibilities!!
Pre-fabricated homes packed onto ship for Haiti
CBC News Posted: May 21, 2011 8:12 PM AT Last Updated: May 21, 2011 8:12 PM A
The homes being donated to Haiti. (Ian MacHattie)
A shipping container full of pre-fabricated homes is one step closer to embarking on a voyage from Nova Scotia to Haiti where they will be available to help Haiti's rebuilding effort.
The homes are going to Fond de Blanc, a town that wasn't extensively damaged by the earthquake and quickly filled with people who lost their homes. It's just under 100 kilometres away from Port-au-Prince.
Fond de Blanc had a population of about 5,000 prior to the January 2010 earthquake. That number has swelled to 60,000.
Now, officials in Haiti plan to to permanently expand the town and new homes are needed for that.
About $45,000 was raised by Friends of the Orphans Canada to buy the pre-made homes.
Organizer Ian MacHattie said the homes will be assembled in Haiti.
"They're a steel-arched dome — like in a semi-circle — with a fabric pulled tight over it," MacHattie said, explaining the ...
Our Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting was a Success! Thank you to all of the wonderful women who joined us in planning next year's Gala. Great ideas were exchanged and set in motion! Remember to "save-the-date", Saturday, January 21, 2012 at The JW Marriott Camelback Inn.If anyone is interested in joining our Gala Committee, please contact Pauline Forrester via email -PaulineForrester@globalfamilyphilanthropy.org
An Important Reminder how the children of Haiti need our support.Thank you International Organization for Migration for your efforts in strengthening these projects!
Haiti receives $2.6 million from Sweden, US to combat trafficking, provide counseling
By Associated Press
10:56 a.m. EDT, May 18, 2011
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Sweden and the U.S. are providing $2.6 million to Haiti to help prevent sexual assaults in the settlement camps that emerged after last year's earthquake and to fight child trafficking, a foreign aid group said Tuesday.
The International Organization for Migration, or IOM, said it received $1 million from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to install solar lights in 20 of the more established settlements in the Port-au-Prince area. The funds will also provide counseling and other services for survivors of sexual violence in the camps that house an estimated 680,000 people.
The January 2010 earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and displaced 2 million others.
Just as settlements popped up in the quake's aftermath so did reports of sexual assaults. Relief groups like IOM say survivors of sexual assault often don't know where to go to report the crime or seek medical attention.
The rest of the money — $1.6 million from the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor ...
Global Family Philanthropy would like to "Thank" K2 Adventures Foundation for extending an invitation to attend their beautiful event last Saturday, May 14th at The Montelucia Resort; The Summer in The City Fashion Show & Luncheon! Truly an exciting event & lots of fun!! Our Family was proud to participate and we thank you for hosting.K2 Adventures Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) national and international organization whose mission is to collaborate with other qualified organizations serving children & families with special needs and or life changing medical circumstances by providing funds that will be used for educational and medical enrichment.To learn more, visit their web-site at www.k2adventuresfoundation.org
Let's continue to show our support of these amazing Educational & Sustainable Programs!
Haiti Buoyed by Hospitality Hope
The 2010 earthquake may seem long ago to some, but it’s still tough going. A new educational program is delivering profitable futures through hospitality education.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Caryn Eve Murray
On Twitter @hotelinteractiv
It will take time for Haitians to put the devastating 2010 earthquake behind them, but the island nation’s hospitality industry has already been working to stabilize the ground in which it has taken root. Out of the rubble of its hotel school in Port-au-Prince, hopes are rising, centered around a volunteer effort to salvage, and then grow, hospitality education for Haitians and, with it, a vital part of the local economy.
Before its destruction, the school, L’Ecole Hoteliere D’Haiti, had been sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and “was always small and needed investment,” said Agnes Pierre-Louis, manager of Le Plaza Hotel in Port-au-Prince. “It was our only way of getting semi-trained staff,” she said. The quake, which also damaged several area hotels, wholly destroyed the school in the Port-au-Prince downtown, leaving the students unable to continue.
Hoteliers rallied, said Pierre-Louis, but their goal was not to have the hotel school rebuilt. They were looking instead ...