Blog

08 Sep

C4C – Final Update

Follow us on Instagram; @C4C_haiti and our Facebook page; @Chances4Children – for more updates moving forward! Thank you for following along with us on our journey throughout this unpredictable year.   ...

03 Sep

C4C – 9/3/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. DAYS OF HOPE: Mark your calendars for our virtual event coming up November 7-14! We are looking forward to a week of fun activities and auction items! We have postponed our biggest fundraiser of the year, Night of Hope, to April 24, 2021. NOH provides almost 50% of our annual operating funds and allows us to continue serving children and families through our various programs across Haiti. Visit our site to...

02 Sep

C4C – 9/1/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. MEDICAL CLINIC: All of our medical clinic staff are back to work. Our dental clinic has remained closed for the time being. We received a restock of Vitamin A and deworming medication from Vitamin Angels. Their focus is on malnutrition, which threatens the health, well-being, and future of mothers and children around the world, every day. We are incredibly thankful for their partnership, which allows us to serve more children across...

27 Aug

C4C – 8/27/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. COMMUNITY: We have heard more from our pastors about the aftermath of Tropical Storm Laura, and we are devastated by the effects the storm had on the villagers we support. The Jacmel region (where 4 of our villages are located) had heavy flows of water, almost like rushing rivers, come through the communities and wipe out homes, crops, and livestock. The L Artibonit region (4 additional village locations) was also hard...

25 Aug

C4C – 8/25/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. COMMUNITY: Tropical storm Laura hit Haiti hard on Sunday with heavy rainfall and wind, which washed out many homes and crops and caused flooding in areas at lower elevation. Many of the villages we work in were affected, especially in the southeastern region where rushing water washed out many areas. We are staying in communication with our pastors and asking what the needs are in the villages and doing what we...

20 Aug

C4C – 8/20/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. FEEDING PROGRAM: We received a Feed My Starving Children container in late July thanks to a generous donor who helped cover the extra packing costs, FMSC’s dedication to finding alternative packing solutions, and greatest of all God who made a way for 290,160 manna pack meals to arrive in Haiti. Pastor Phaton and our Haiti team and pastors are working hard to get a 3-month supply of food delivered to...

18 Aug

C4C – 8/18/20

Nearly 8,000 Haitians have been infected with COVID-19, but most Haitians remain untested. UNCOMMON GIVING: We are excited to be part of Uncommon Giving, a new online platform connecting givers and nonprofits through a digital giving wallet. Visit our page at: https://uncommongiving.com/np/chances-for-children and give today! We have 4 giving level options that will make a lasting difference for children in the program of your choice. CRECHE: The kids are all doing well and remaining healthy. They continue...

13 Aug

C4C – 8/13/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. CHURCH: Convention is being run this week at our main church in Kenscoff, which is a week where all of our church locations come together to worship and fellowship, learn more, and go out in the community to share the Gospel. Our pastors have scaled down the celebration quite a bit this year to help keep people safe. We are proud of our church pastors and leaders who have really...

11 Aug

C4C – 8/11/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. EDUCATION: We are opening our 4 village schools from August 10 – October 10 to finish our Spring semester. All students will participate in nation-wide exams in the beginning of October to be able to advance to the succeeding grade level. Then, the 2020-2021 school year will begin on November 10th. With some of the funds that were raised during our virtual 5K, we are going to be buying cleaning...

06 Aug

C4C – 8/6/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. 57 cases have been confirmed in the community of Kenscoff. AGRICULTURE: Our backyard farming program in Massikot has been highly successful for 50 of the poorest families in our partner church. 50 goats were distributed last December, which has now grown to 150 goats. Peppers, leeks, papaya trees, cabbage, and beans are growing well in the backyard farms and the community garden! Many of the families have reported that they no...