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VHP is currently fundraising to support its initiatives in Chermaitre. With your gift, The Vassar Haiti Project will be able to:
- $5 —- Plant a Tree
- $10 — Feed a Child
- $25 — Gift a Goat
- $50 — Support the Women’s Cooperative
- $100 – Send a Child to School
- $200 – Hold a Clinic Day
If you would like to contribute, gifts can be sent to:
Vassar College, Box 594
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie NY 12604
We can also accept direct transfers and credit cards through our Paypal account. Click the link below to donate.
Plant a Tree
Reforestation provides a sustainable source of food and income in Haiti, which is 98% deforested. To date, 5000 fruit and lumber trees have been planted on the mountainsides of Chermaître, including apricot, coconut, grapefruit, mango, oak, and cedar.
Feed a Child
For most of the schoolchildren in Chermaître the lunch we fund is the only meal of the day. On our 2012 trip we found that 10% of these children are malnourished. After consultation with the school staff, we are building upon our food program by adding breakfast and enhancing the existing lunch program.
Gift a Goat
Goats are an important and sustainable source of nourishment and income in rural Haiti, where 80% of families do not have access to milk or dairy products. Gift a goat to provide a family with further economic opportunities.
Support the Women’s Cooperative
The women of Chermaître have asked for our support in developing small business opportunities, providing income for their families. The cooperative will engage women of Chermaître by serving as an education and skills development center.
Send a Child to School
The Vassar Haiti Project supports the primary education of 285 children in Chermaître. Education allows children to reach their full potential and have access to better futures. Your donation will go towards school supplies, uniforms, and teachers’ salaries.
Hold a Clinic Day
We have established a bi-monthly medical clinic, which is now the closest source of medical care for the people of Chermaître and several surrounding villages. Your donation will support the medical staff and provide medication for the clinic’s patients.
The Vassar Haiti Project is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run our sales, catalog merchandise, organize initiatives, and plan events. Whatever your expertise or experience, there is a place in VHP for you. Our general body meets twice a month, with smaller committees meeting more frequency. Meetings are open to all. Contact email@example.com to join the family
Host a Sale!
Help us bring Haitian art to your community. VHP is constantly expanding to new areas, and we would love to host a sale in your workplace, house, church, or community center. Our sales are very flexible, and we can supply you with logistics and advertising materials. Past VHP fundraisers have included concerts, dinners, slam poetry, and stand-up comedy. Proceeds from the sale can be directed to the VHP initiative that most resonates with you.