A MESSAGE FROM THE VASSAR HAITI PROJECT:
Our organization was shocked and disappointed to hear President Trump's recent words disparaging the Haitian people. We take this moment to recognize the value of every human being in Haiti and in every other part of the world. Our mission seeks to raise awareness of Haitian culture and society in the US and everywhere. We proudly stand with Haiti, now and always.
Who We Are
The Vassar Haiti Project is a collaborative, all-volunteer 501(c)3 supporting the welfare of artists and artisans in Haiti, and sustainable development in Chermaitre. The Vassar Haiti Project functions through the auction and sale of Haitian art and handcrafts. Our contributions are guided by five initiatives: education, medical access, reforestation, water purification and women's leadership. We invite you to learn more about the Vassar Haiti Project. Welcome to the family!
Founded in 2001, the Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) engages students in a life-changing experiential education in global citizenship, promoting Haitian art and fostering sustainable development in Haiti. In addition to the purchase and sale of original Haitian art, VHP’s contributions are guided by five initiatives in the mountain village of Chermaitre.
|With a strong educational component, we are dedicated both to raising awareness of Haitian culture and society in the US and elsewhere, and to providing a hands-on, practical education in global citizenship.||Through art auctions and sales, we directly support the welfare of hundreds of Haitian artists and artisans.||These art sales in turn provide means of support for funding education, healthcare, water access and purification, reforestation, and women’s initiatives in Chermaitre, a mountain village in the Northwest department of Haiti.|
The Vassar Haiti Project (VHP) will host a sale of Haitian paintings and handcraft at St. Mark’s (Capitol Hill) Episcopal Church on February 2, 3, & 4, 2018. All funds raised will help support relief efforts in the NW village of Chermaitre, Haiti in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Over 200 original Haitian paintings and a vast array of unique handcrafts will be for sale. The event is free and open to the public, and all sales are 50% tax deductible. Paintings start at $50 and handcrafts at $5. The weekend events will kick-off with a reception from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, Feb.2. On Saturday the sale will run from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and on Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00pm.
Please join us for the sixth annual Art and Soul Gala to benefit sustainable healthcare in Chermaitre, Haiti. The gala will feature original Haitian art, food and drink by Twisted Soul, and music performed by the Vassar Jazz Group.
This year we honor Dr. Paul Farmer for his extraordinary achievements in the field of global public health and international social justice.
The Vassar Haiti Project promotes Haitian art and artists. Through decade-long relationships with Haitian art galleries and artists, Vassar Haiti Project serves as a ‘conduit’ for Haitian art to reach art markets in the United States. Over the last sixteen years, the Project has proven to be a steady customer, often in times of socioeconomic disturbance, ensuring patronage for our artists and galleries in Haiti.
All purchases are 50% tax deductible