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Our First Five Years: Celebrating What God Has Done

Feed. Educate. Employ. It has been five whole years, and these three words have stood the test of time through every moment of Help for Haiti’s journey. These words hold within them hundreds of stories of trials and triumphs, representing all that we have accomplished and all that we hope to achieve in the coming years. They consistently drive our

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Hope Seeds Brings Prospects of Self-Sustaining School System

Hello Friends,  We are thankful that we are able to bring you such good news from Jim’s last trip to Haiti. As you know, our Academic Achievement Awards ceremony and celebration was a great success, and we are continuing to strengthen the bond between the Marmelade church-school and its surrounding community, supporting our goal of creating a self-sustaining school system.

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2015 Academic Achievement Awards in Haiti

In 2013, Help for Haiti launched an initiative to emphasize the importance of continuous education, and to reward students for their diligence in the classroom. This week we will be honoring the students of the Marmelade school in Haiti for their hard work and measurable success! In July of every year, Haiti’s Ministry of Education administers a national exam to

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Year End Update and 2015 Food Pack

Every year since 2011, we have sent over 130,000 meals, or about 20,000 pounds of food, to hungry kids in Marmalade Haiti. For 2015 we are setting a new goal of over 150,000 meals. 150,000 meals mean 150,000 times next year a child in Haiti who arrives at our school very hungry will get a hot meal for lunch. We

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The Ride for Hunger

A child who arrives at school famished is unable to concentrate on their school work no matter how good the teacher is at teaching. In rural Haiti, most kids show up at school hungry after a long walk to their school and no breakfast. At our school in Marmalade, Haiti every student is fed a nutritious lunch every day. Our

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A New School Year … Kindergarten to College Freshman

    As Restoration School in Marmalade prepares to open for the new school year, a fresh group of four to five year olds will prepare for their first day of school.  Like here in the US, it’s an exciting day for both Mom and child.  Teachers are ready to go. One hundred boxes of food from the New Hampshire

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125,000 Meals for Marmelade School Kids in Haiti

On May 18th at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 700 local volunteers will pack 125,000 nutritious meals for kids in Haiti. The meals will leave on a truck Saturday evening and arrive in Haiti later this summer. We call it a “One-day Family Mission Trip to Haiti and never leave the Seacoast of New Hampshire”.

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Heading to Haiti

Seems like ages since I was in Haiti, but to put a timeline on it, I was there during Tropical Storm Sandy that then moved up the coast and devastated the northeast coastline as Hurricane Sandy. Much has happened since then and this trip will be for 10 days starting April 14th. Here is a list of the projects to

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A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Jim and the guys at Help for Haiti

You have made so much happen this past year it is hard to know where to start. 2012 was a wonderful year for Help for Haiti and as we look ahead, 2013 may be even better!

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Haiti After Dark

  This blog is a little long, so please forgive and read it all. The end is really important to a couple of very special people. I began this story on my recent trip Haiti, after a day of dealing with tropical storm Sandy. We just returned from a long day in the mountains with lots of rain, and tropical

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