Your gift to St. Joseph Worker Foundation will enable us to help the poor of Haiti in three ways:
- by providing scholarships so needy children can attend school,
- by helping the sick pay their medical expenses,
- and by offering emergency assistance to those in desperate need.
For more than 30 years our student sponsor program and emergency assistance with medical and basic living needs have helped hundreds of families, but there are always many more needing assistance. Your gift to St. Joseph Worker Foundation will help us continue to care for the people of Haiti.
THANK YOU! The Big Payback total giving was over $10,000 last year.
PEOPLE OF HAITI IN DESPERATE NEED
The people of Haiti are struggling desperately and need our help. The lack of a functioning government or effective police force has allowed gangs to take control of most of the capital city, Port-au-Prince. The shipment of most basic supplies that normally flows through the capital has been blocked. Widespread hunger and malnutrition have worsened while prices have increased dramatically and jobs are impossible to find. We may feel powerless to bring about the systemic, structural change Haiti needs, but we can express our love and concern for those who suffer. We can offer them our prayerful and financial support.
Please see below for requests and recommended donation amounts. St. Joseph Worker Foundation has been responding to some of those pleading for help. We celebrate our small successes.
Smaller donations will be gladly accepted as well, as general gifts or for someone in particular. You can send your tax-deductible check to us at:
St. Joseph Worker Foundation
158 Boxwood Drive, Franklin, TN 37069
Or you can use your credit card on this site. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Donate” button.
Please pray for these good people. You can count on their prayers for you.
May your kindness be returned to you many times over!
WHAT WE DO
We recently provided emergency assistance for food and basic survival to the families of Evelyne, Jacques-Marie, Rotina, Cassandre (photo above), Rose-Michel and Viola.
We have helped Amos, Rose, Richardson, Louisenie, Jean-Ricot and Andre with medical expenses.
We are sponsoring 30 students enabling them to get a good education and have hope for a brighter future.
While we celebrate helping these families, we have seldom given them all they needed, and many more are pleading for things we take for granted. We need your help!
PLEASE SPONSOR A STUDENT
Thirteen children are pleading for your help so they can attend school this year.
Cost to sponsor a student like Damaelle (shown above): $500.
OR CHOOSE SOMEONE TO HELP
Want a challenge? Here are people asking for your help:
Rotina and her husband can’t find work. They struggle to provide for their six young children. Rotina asks for $500 to do a little commerce, usually selling things on consignment, to make a living.
Richard also can’t find work. He wants to repair his motorcycle so he can use it as a taxi and provide for his family. Richard asks for $300 to repair his motorcycle.
Dulia (shown above) hopes she can repair her roof, but she can’t find work. Most of the roof is missing, and everything gets soaked when it rains. Dulia needs about $1000 to fix her roof.
Cassandre uses the word “desolate” to describe her situation. She’s the oldest of several siblings whose parents and the aunt who helped pay their rent have all died. Cassandre is young, educated and desperately wants to work so she can provide for her family, but she can’t find a job. Cassandre ask for $1500 to pay the annual rent, or $8000 to buy land where she could build a couple rooms to live in, or even $500 so she could do a little commerce.
HOW YOU CAN CONTINUE TO HELP
Rose and her siblings can’t find work, don’t have a home, and can’t afford to rent. She lived on the street for a while, has asthma and often suffers without medication. She dreams of a small plot of land where they could build a couple rooms to live in: $5000. Or maybe a little money for commerce: $500.
Viola cares for several children whose parents have died. Unemployed, she struggles to feed them. One of them recently died of cholera, with funeral expenses putting her into debt. Anything would help: $500?
Andy (shown above) has been renting a home owned by someone in Port-au-Prince who is leaving there for “security” from the gangs. He wants the home back, so Andy has to leave, but can’t afford to rent anywhere else. He has a plot of land and wants to build two rooms to live in. $1000 to get started, about twice that to complete.
Amos & Marie F
Rebuild home: Their mud home is deteriorating. They need about $2500 to rebuild their home.
UPDATE: Amos and Marie received $1000 toward rebuilding their home.
Money for commerce: Dulia is a talented, capable woman who has suffered through illness and hard times. She requests money so that she can do commerce and support herself: $200.
UPDATE: Dulia received $250 for commerce.
Money for commerce: Viola cares for 8 children, most of them orphans of relatives who have died. She requests money for commerce so she can support them: $200.
UPDATE: Viola received $100 for food and medication and $250 for commerce.
Money for commerce: Flamessia is the big sister who cares for several younger brothers and sisters. Their parents are deceased. She says she needs tin to fix a leaky roof, and the price of food, transportation, etc. keep rising. She requests money to do commerce so she can cover those expenses.
UPDATE: Flamessia received $250 for commerce.
Professional School: Merlande needs help to learn “tourism” at a professional school so she can work in a hotel. The two year program costs $360 per year.
Provide Emergency Assistance with Medical or Basic living needs
The average person in Haiti survives on less than $1 US per day, putting many basic necessities out of reach for the Haitian people. People struggle to feed their families the basics of rice and beans. While food costs have increased in the US, in Haiti they have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled. More and more people come to us hungry each time we visit. While doctors are available in Haiti, patients must pay up front for their tests and treatment. Despite being less expensive than medical costs in developed countries, a $30 fee for x-rays and medicine is often too much. Eyeglasses are similar in cost to the US, often costing $200-$300 or more. People must often wait months or years until they save a few hundred dollars for a necessary surgery. Often, they never get the surgery at all.
Thank you for visiting
St. Joseph The Worker is committed to the people of Haiti. You can assist with the personal and educational development of individuals and groups in Haiti. The Foundation also provides care and relief for Haiti's medically ill and impoverished. Please consider a donation using the PayPal link below.