A Wellness Program for Women and Children of Jacmel!                        

The Haiti Family Initiative is taking a travel hiatus to Haiti this summer, for Summer Camp 2015. 

Our friends and translator's in Jacmel, FLI or the Foreign Language Institute will work with a group of children from Jacmel during the summer and will offer the same summer camp activities at their location.  They will have Arts & Crafts, Sports and Music & Dance.

The Haiti Family Initiative  (HFI) will be providing financial support to FLI for summer camp this summer of 2015.
We encourage our supporters to help in other ways.  
We are still looking for volunteers who might be able to fundraise, offer grant writing expertise, and other organizational skills. 

You can also make a tax deductible donation to help support the Children of Jacmel, Haiti.

Please mail contributions to: Haiti Family Initiative, PO Box 3774, Greenville, DE  19807.

Lynn and Carole

Please become a member or our Google Group (link to the left) and you will be notified via e-mail of any news or details of upcoming meetings.  

Thanks to your support, 2013 Summer Camp Was a Huge Success!

Sadly, our fourth annual recreation camp and health and wellness clinic in Jacmel is now over.  Our camp served over 100 children daily who participated in arts and crafts, sports and games.  They were all fed a nutritious lunch and given plenty of water, the necessities of life which we will never again take for granted.  Our medical clinic saw approximately 500 patients, many of whom had never before seen a doctor.  Special thanks to our Haitian team of wonderful artists and translators for making this happen.  We would like to especially thank Captain Lubin of the Salvation Army for allowing us to carry out our mission.  And thank you to all our dedicated volunteers who traveled to Haiti to make this happen and to everyone else who donated both time and funds to our cause.  Our bond with the Haitian people is growing and we are already waiting to return next summer!

Lynn Shapira, President and Co-Founder

Heartfelt Thanks to our Haitian Support Staff

It is with a heavy heart that we must say "Good-Bye" until next summer to all those who made Camp HFI a tremendous success.                           
  • Pastor Gerson and Captain Jeanine, who opened up their school and home to us.
  • Our wonderful Creole speaking Counselors and TranslatorsGuitho Mede (Maxido)Alix Jean Michel AugustinDaphnee Petion, Fabrice PetioteJames Peter Michel, Pierre Marcel, Davidson Jolicoeur, Audin, Marcool Skvaberthine (Vastie), Eglantin Rovolphia (Payou), Jeam Fils Mendelson, Reginal, Anes Casseus, Monel Dubreuse
  • Our talented Artists in Residence who taught Haitian arts and craftsCharlotte Charles and Lamitie Marc-Arthur 
  • Monell and the wonderful children's camp he developed
  • Danny and Leann Pye for helping us with transportation
  • Eddie Lamoth for providing clean, "light", water and for helping us out in every way we needed!
  • Herline Raphel and Helping Hands and Beyond who provided many of the donated medications we needed to run our medical clinic

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If you want to volunteer in Haiti this summer, please check out other organizations that we highly recommend. They are in the 'Links' section, in the left column of this page, plus the one below: