The Margaret Friar Haiti Children's Fund was established to provide the basic needs to children across Haiti. All across the country children are inadequately fed, many times only receiving one or two meals a day and often going to bed hungry. Others have no shoes and are forced to walk over dirt, rocks and rubble in bare feet.
Children go to bed with only tarps overhead and often only cardboard or piles of clothes to sleep on.
Yet even through these hardships these children are smiling, making the most of their few belongings. Imagine what these children can accomplish with these needs and more provided to them. In the initial stages, our efforts will focus on providing for a small group of 120 orphans spread out over four orphanages. Instead of providing only small gifts to many children, we will aim to ensure all the basic needs of these orphanages are obtained and provided into the future. However our goal is to reach as many children as possible. When interest grows and more funds are available we will seek out more children provide for them as they need.
Donations can be made by check and can be mailed to:
The Margaret Friar Haiti Children's Fund
18510 SE Vogel Way
Damascus, OR 97089
Please make checks out to Amistad International and note Haiti Children's Fund on the memo line. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. The Margaret Friar Haiti Children's Fund was established through Amistad International which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, their Federal EINnumber is 94-2737593.
Your donations will go to buy bulk food, water and basic necessities at local markets in Haiti. Aside from monetary donations, some goods can be purchased or collected locally and delivered to Haiti by volunteer medical teams making trips throughout the year. Please note these items will be carried in luggage and thus should be manageable in size. Examples of items include:
Summer clothes for boys and girls age 4 thru 16 such as shorts, t-shirts and dresses.
Please contact Tim Gerke via the contact page if you wish to collect and send donated goods to Haiti. Thank you for your interest, together we can give these children a better life.