Save the Date: Wednesday May 14
Annual Spring Free Luncheon and Fundraiser
Click Spring Luncheon – 2014 for a PDF version of the invite to print off or share with friends!
THANK YOU for Another Successful Wine and Cheese Tasting for Community Wells in Haiti!
Sponsored by the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club on April 4th
On behalf of all of us at Haiti Outreach, we are very grateful for the fun time and great support of the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club and their friends. The money is still being tallied, so we are not yet sure of the final numbers, but we are certain of the good time had by all. We are most grateful to the 100+ people who attended, those who donated silent auction items, and to Charlie Broder who explained the wines, the cheeses, and was an enjoyable “tour leader” as we explored Italy via this tasting event.
For the past several years, the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club has generously raised over $28,000 which has contributed to the construction of 2 public schools in Haiti and community water wells. The proceeds from this event will:
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Would You, Your School, Church or Organization Be Interested in Saving Lives? - - Consider Adopting-a-Well in Haiti!
Haiti Outreach has a new program that should interest many individuals, churches, and schools, along with Rotary Clubs and other civic groups and foundations: The Adopt-a-Well Program!
In this program, an individual or group sponsor would raise the $15,000 needed for a specific community managed well in rural Haiti. Each community has a name, population, and its own story about where and how far people have to go to get contaminated water that they bring home daily for their families to use, just to survive. You could select the community and raise the money; we would provide the community training to maintain the well and drill it. And you could even visit it or attend the well inauguration!
Haiti Outreach – Developing Community Clean Water Systems
“In just one day, 200 million work hours are logged by women and girls collecting water. The lost productivity is greater than the combined number of hours in a week by employees at Walmart, UPS, McDonald’s, IBM, Target and Kroger.”
Most of us take clean water for granted. It’s hard to imagine our lives without it. But five million Haitians—half the population—face this situation every day!
Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this year, Haiti Outreach is committed to the vision of Haiti as developed country and devoted to helping rural Haitians have sustainable, community-managed water and sanitation facilities in their communities.
Haiti Outreach is not an ordinary charitable organization. What sets us apart is that we recognize that, for any development work to be sustainable, the solution must come from the people. Community participation and responsibility are integral and required throughout the entire life of any project. Haiti Outreach is dedicated to helping Haiti become a developed nation—building and maintaining community-initiated projects that advance their development.