Notification of transition of sponsorship programs
Servants for Haiti recently issued the following letter to its supporters:
Most of you have received information about the upcoming change in the focus of Servants for Haiti. I am writing to update you on where things stand.
As of July 1, 2011, Servants for Haiti will no longer manage the sponsorship programs for Kingdom Kids Orphanage or College Jean Rigaud Antoine (CJRA). The new organization that will take care of those sponsorships is Haiti International Alliance (HIA), founded by Pastor Rigaud Antoine, who also founded and manages the school and orphanage. Two former board members of SFH serve on the board of HIA. We have been cooperating to make sure that this transition goes smoothly and that care for the children will continue uninterrupted. The children of Haiti are the key to Haiti’s future and remain dear to our hearts. Their continued sponsorship is important to their success.
If you currently sponsor a child in one of the programs being transferred to HIA, we encourage you to continue to do so. After July 1, 2011, please send your sponsorship check to:
Haiti International Alliance
22 Goonan Road
Hooksett, NH 03106
If you are ahead in your sponsorship donations, those contributions will be sent to HIA on or about July 1, 2011.
SFH will retain our continuing education program. We are in the process of selecting a graduating student from CJRA to receive a scholarship to attend university in Haiti. We already sponsor a medical student, currently doing very well in his fifth year. We are also sponsoring a young man attending trade school in hopes of becoming a mechanic .
In addition, we are excited to announce two new programs. First, SFH is starting a program that will train people how to begin and run a small business. After training, each student will have an opportunity to receive a micro-loan to start a new business.
Second, we will focus on providing shelter. Although it has been almost a year and a half since the earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people still live in tents. Again, we plan to partner with other organizations already working in Haiti. We are looking into both temporary and permanent shelter solutions. The crime in the tent cities is staggering. SFH wants to help keep families safe by simply allowing them to lock their doors.
If you are interested in hearing more about our new programs and discovering ways that you can help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support for the people of Haiti.
This is an exciting time for all of us at both organizations. HIA will make sure there is no lapse in the care for the kids at Kingdom Kids orphanage and SFH can move forward with its new calling. To learn more about HIA or to contact them, visit their web site here.
If you have any questions about this transition, please don’t hesitate to contact either team. Now and in the future, both organizations share a single goal: The long term physical, spiritual, and emotional health of the Haitian people.