I can think of no other organization that I would rather send my money to. It goes right to the people who need it the most. The people of Jeremie had nothing and now since the hurricane they have less than nothing. HHF shows compassion to the people they serve. They have high quality volunteers, who are dependable, attentive to detail and pro active at ways to save dollars. I have personally experienced the working of this wonderful organization both here as well as in Haiti. My husband believes in their mission so much that he volunteers every day and is blessed to be able to serve the poorest of the poor in Jeremie with HHF.
They are truly making a difference one life at a time.
Words cannot describe the incredible family behind this foundation. Through a series of coincidences, I crossed paths with the Lowney family around 2006. We hosted many a Christmas fundraiser for Haiti in our home for the Haitian Health Foundation after that. In 2010 I opened Petite Chef...a place where kids come to bake their own party desserts. A donation of $10 is set aside for each birthday child so after 15 parties we purchase a goat for a family in Jérémie, Haiti. The kids love it and get to name the goat too! Marilyn Lowney is so kind..she always makes sure I get a photo of the goat being presented to the family so that I can show all the kids! We have had many children who know about this program and ask their friends to not bring them gifts, but to bring a donation so that they can buy a goat in honor of the birthday child. As of Oct. 2016 we are now raising funds for our 54th goat. The "Kids for Kids for Kids" (our kids, kids in Haiti, kid goats) has been a huge success. The work of this foundation is second to none. Deserving of many more than 5 Stars! Why not start a new tradition in your home this Christmas? Involve your kids! It's so important for our children to learn to give.
Fourteen years ago I had the priveledge of finding out about the Haitian Health Foundation's work and after calling them and "interviewing" them they passed my test. That means most of every dollar you donate goes directly to the poor folks suffering from third world country issues. I have been supporting the same family in the Save a Family program for 14years, bought a few Happy House for special people a latrine and a bunch of goats. I dont waste my money on gifts that land in the landfill....I like to get and give real GIFTS....those that help people with their health, women with their babies, smart nutrition programs and more. I have toured the humble home base and these folks are all dedicated to the mission of helping the people inJeremie. I am their biggest cheerleader and if I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 11.
I began giving to this charity after my father died and left me a little pot of money. I wanted a portion of it to go to a legitimate charity so I began my search which ended in prayer. I asked God to show me what charity was doing good work and not wasting money. Then I put the tv on and there was a spot on EWTN that showed what the Lowneys do in Jeremie. I loved the humble beginings but I was still not convinced so I wrote down all my questions/concerns and sent an e-mail to Marilyn and she answered everything. Thus began a love affair with the Haitian Health Foundation and the Haitian people....that continues to this day. It is the real deal for sure and it's good for your heart. Even your cholesterol will improve! LOL. just kidding.
HHF is one charity that my husband and I make sure to give to every year. I have seen their maternal care facility in Haiti and they are really saving lives. These women would be left to deliver their babies in the most rural areas and in high-risk medical situations.
When we donate and ask for a Happy House to be built, we know it gets built. That is life-changing for a family. I feel certain that HHF does good with every penny, which is why I encourage my friends and family to give also.
We have been very happy with the results of our donations to HHF. We also supported our daughter to travel to Haiti to volunteer with HHF and she was personally very deeply affected by the attention and care that accompanies all the efforts on the ground in Haiti, by especially employing so many Haitian nationals in the work.
The efforts of the Haitian Health Foundation are remarkable. Their work in Haiti and there mobilization of community resources in Southeastern Connecticut have made a significant difference in the lives of Haitians and those here who support them. So much is done with grace and quiet commitment. The staff are careful stewards of the funds donated, and the Foundation's publication indicate what has been done with donations in a personal way. We are in their debt.
HHF represents everything a non-profit organization should be. It has a clearly focused mission, uses resources effectively, and provides feedback to donors more thorough than any other organization I have been involved with. Most importantly, HHF is focused upon achieving results on an achievable scale. What I also really enjoy about HHF's policy is their apolitical stance and focus upon avoiding dependency. In summary, donating money here is an excellent choice that ensures people who are in need are given help and the opportunity to take care of themselves in the future.