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Hope for Haiti Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

Hope for Haiti announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Brett McNaught as a new member of the Board, effective February 1, 2018.  “Brett’s outstanding experience in helping disadvantaged communities and children will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Skyler Badenoch, CEO of Hope for Haiti. “We are so grateful to Brett for his passion and dedication to improving the quality of life of the Haitian people, particularly children. We appreciate his commitment to serve as a director, and we look forward to benefitting from his judgement and counsel.”

Read the press release here.


“Kudos & Kicks: Reviewing the good, bad and questionable”

Naples, Florida (1/19/2018)

Some have chosen to cast aspersions on Haiti because of its conditions and to question why Haitians are allowed to remain in the U.S. after seeking refuge from their homeland.

We’d instead choose to applaud the positive work of Southwest Florida religious organizations and nonprofits that are helping the nation and its people try to lift the future up.

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Hope for Haiti and Yoga Home Launch Partnership: #FromHometoHaiti

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Hope for Haiti, a Naples, FL-based organization, is launching a philanthropic partnership with Yoga Home of Conshohocken, PA.  #FromHometoHaiti will provide volunteers from the greater Philadelphia area yoga community with an opportunity to make positive change in Haiti through direct service.  An exploration into the heart of yoga and service, participants will engage in meaningful activities in Hope for Haiti’s core programmatic areas of education, healthcare, water, infrastructure and economy.

Read the press release here.


Panelists: Teamwork key to companies giving back

STAMFORD — Creating a corporate culture of philanthropy and community service requires much more than sending out a memo or writing a policy. It requires building a grassroots movement.

The five executives who convened Tuesday at First County Bank’s Summer Street headquarters underscored those points during a panel discussion on philanthropic strategies organized by the Mark Lapine Endowment for Families in Business, a foundation that supports families in business in Fairfield County.

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Hope for Haiti Celebrates the Power of Hope

Naples, Florida, March 24, 2017- Hope for Haiti held its annual VIP Breakfast yesterday at the Bellasera Hotel to present their 2016 Annual Report. Generously sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, the event celebrated “The Power of Hope” and showed attendees the impact of Hope for Haiti’s work made possible through a tremendous community of supporters.

“More than 28 years of experience teaches us that we are not the providers of hope, but we are facilitators—for Haitian children, parents, and grandparents searching for ways to improve their lives through access to education, healthcare and water, and through improvements in infrastructure and economic opportunity,” said Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti’s CEO.

Read the full press release here.


Fort Myers Raises Almost $20,000 for Hurricane Relief in Haiti

Florida Sales (SMB) and Recruiting teams come together to support Hope for Haiti

When Hurricane Matthew narrowly missed the Fort Myers area, associates quickly recognized the severity of the storm and knew how lucky they were to have been spared. After hearing and seeing some of the devastation that took place in Haiti, approximately 800 miles away, they wanted to help. They partnered with Hope for Haiti, a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of Haitian people (particularly children) that was working to save lives and help those affected by the disaster.

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Bills’ Marcell Dareus takes trip to Haiti, makes humanitarian donation

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus recently took a humanitarian trip to his late father’s homeland — Haiti.

Dareus donated $25,000 to the organization Hope for Haiti. While in the country, he visited two schools, a senior home and a primary care facility.

“Meeting the Haitian children touched me the most,” Dareus said. “I saw myself in them. They helped me remember a time when I was little and my father raised us in the Haitian community in Tampa. We were struggling too. It amazed me they were so happy, polite and grateful, even though they have barely anything. It made me realize again how fortunate I am. When I saw those welcome signs with my name on them, I really couldn’t believe it.”

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Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus Makes Most of Generous Trip to Haiti

Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus recently returned from his humanitarian trip to Haiti and has plenty to share.

As we previously covered, Buffalo Bills‘ defensive tackle Marcell Dareus made a $25,000 donation to Hope for Haiti and planned a trip to Haiti with the organization to see his donation at use. It was a trip that meant a lot to him, noting that Haiti is his father’s homeland.

Dareus has been on a mission to give back since October and has found new inspiration through his involvement with a number of charity organizations, including local Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York, Western New York Heroes Inc. and most recently Hope for Haiti.

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