It’s not easy getting support for our current mission. What we do is hard to wrap up and describe in pithy sound bites. It doesn’t have a simple handle that people can grasp easily. And there’s nothing to put on your refrigerator.
Back when we first started Servants for Haiti, we helped only children. School. Orphanage. All we had to do was show a picture of one of those cute kids. People would fight over them. They paid their monthly support and got an adorable picture of the child to put on their refrigerator. Everyone wins.
That was great. A child got educated, fed, cared for. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all.
Since those days, some of those same children have graduated. They have a high school diploma and nothing else. No more education. No job. No free meal at lunch time. And nothing to do with that diploma.
That’s where we come in now. Servants for Haiti wants to fill that black hole with bright hope.
A medical school scholarship for George who will some day be a doctor providing medical care for his people.
Stephanie’s tuition so she can be a nurse in a nation that lost 400 nursing students during the earthquake.
A sponsor to pay Junior’s way through auto mechanic school.
A new business for a woman with two young children and a husband who recently lost his job.
These are the kinds of things that aren’t exactly suitable for adorning your refrigerator. But they are the kinds of things that change lives and, when reproduced enough times, a nation.
So if you’re looking for refrigerator ornamentation, there are plenty of organizations doing good work that will accommodate you. If you’re more interested in bringing a brighter future to Haiti, we invite you to work with us. There are plenty of ways to get involved, from a simple donation to traveling with us to Haiti. Contact us today.
But if you still want a cute picture for your refrigerator, try this one:
This is Magdala and her brother Samuel, whose mother is now running her own business thanks to the generosity of our supporters.