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Save the Date: Wednesday May 14

Annual Spring Free Luncheon and Fundraiser

 
On May 14th from Noon until 1:00 pm, we will hold our annual spring luncheon at the BayView Event Center in Excelsior, MN. This event is free, but an RSVP is requested by May 9th. This Haiti Outreach event is also a fundraiser. Country Director Neil Van Dine will be visiting and bringing us the latest updates directly from Haiti on our community development work. Our new 100 community well initiative in the Northeast Department of Haiti will be featured. This is a transformational event for Haiti and our relationship with the Haitian government! You won’t want to miss hearing about the incredible difference this new project will make in the lives of thousands of Haitian people.

You can make your reservation online right now by Clicking Here.  You may also call us at 612-929-1122 or email shelley@haitioutreach.org. Bring your friends, relatives and colleagues to find out about the exciting, pioneering community development work of Haiti Outreach!

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.

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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: 

HELP US REPLACE THIS:

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WITH THIS:

Haiti Outreach Community Well at La Fontan

Haiti Outreach Community Managed Well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Click Here For More Details On How You Can Become A Community Well Sponsor!

Click Here To See A List Of Some Of The Communities Needing A Well Sponsor Today!

Haiti Outreach – Developing Community Clean Water Systems

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The community of Door Ten in the commune of St. Raphael held the inauguration for their well on July 30. The community has 152 people in 32 homes, 20 of which have latrines so far. These women are expressing happiness about their new clean water well.

 

 

 

 

 

“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.”
—Water.org

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.

Learn more about how you can help!