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Grodysh Intl Inc-The Future of Haiti Organization

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Helping orphans & underserved children in haiti.

Target demographics: under-served children & families

Geographic areas served: Haiti

Programs: Humanitarian School serving 423 below-poverty-level students, Orphanage raising 98 children

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor and a sponsor for FOHO for almost 3 years now, and because of this, one of their kids is actually able to go to school, eat every day and have a safe life away from the dangers of the streets where she would end up otherwise. Because of $2 a day I decided I could spare to save a life in Haiti, she sleeps in a safely built dorm with other girls her age, in an actual bed, rather than a makeshift tent in some corner of Haiti where she can be attacked, abused and left exposed to the elements.

Your morning coffe costs probably more than that. That dress you never wear in your closet or those tools in the garage you didn't really need cost probably the equivalent a few months of food and a pair of shoes for one of the kids there, or it could pay for a month of salary of one of the orphanage teachers, who often go unpaid but keep going, for sake of the kids.

If you are reading this, you are in the position to give at least a one time donation and make a difference even for just a single day It would be huge. Then do it. Thanks.

Cinzia Aversa
Sponsor at The Future of Haiti Organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The single most striking aspect of Grodysh Int'l is its sharp focus on self sufficiency. Its program aims to offer constructive and worthwhile pursuits from which its beneficiaries can learn life skills and, eventually, contribute to their communities as citizens of Haiti. This is particularly noteworthy in Haiti, where external support is ubiquitous and more often than not leads to dependency.

For several years, my experience working with persons "dedicated to helping Haiti" and with the Haitians targeted for such support has been that of a need identified and resources provided to address it; followed by another need being identified and provided with resources; and so on. I came across Grodysh/FOHO when researching examples of sustainable development as a basis for arguing a developmental approach to assistance in Haiti, as opposed to perpetual giving. In this sense, Grodysh stands out.

The incredibly unfortuate January 2010 earthquake affected a huge Haitian population, one already dealing with overwhelming needs. Facing a desparately traumatized orphan population, Grodysh's leaders did what they felt they had to do, i.e., they took in as many orphans as they could, and provided them with basic necessities and emotional support. However, Grodysh very quickly started working to establish a foundation of educational and employment opportunities that will give these vulnerable children a path toward healthy living and financial independence, and contribute to Haiti's development. Its pursuit of self sufficiency remains a central aspect of its work. Grodysh seeks a worthy and dignified future for Haitians, one small step at a time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known the founders of this organization for years and I have helped them on many projects. They are extremely dedicated to helping the children that they care for in Haiti. They give these children a safe place to live , grow and learn. They have great plans for expanding their ability to help the children in Haiti and their organization should be supported so that they can execute their plans.

Charles S. M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This charity was founded by two of the most loving, and dedicated people I have ever met. They have worked tirelessly to build this organization so that children in Haiti have a place to find hope in the midst of agonizing sorrow. They have rescued the youngest and most vulnerable, literally from the jaws of death. So many of these children were abandoned to fend for themselves, and likely be abused, raped, and even die from hunger and neglect. They have taken sometimes very limited funds, and found a way to construct a school that has become a place of refuge for so many. Without the tireless work of Leslie Hobbs and Claude Reginald Jean, so many of these young lives would be lost. That is why I am a monthly supporter and will continue to be. They are saving, and developing these precious jewels, and I am glad to be a part of it.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The founder and Vice President are two of the most dedicated and selfless individuals I have ever met.Future of Haiti is changing lives.Young men and women are being re-directed,inspired and , trained to make a difference in the life of their communities in Haiti.Thanks to Reggie and Leslie, hundreds of lives are being salvaged and given a chance to embrace a much brighter future.This organization has earned my respect and support.Your investment would be used directly to help those who need it the most.Help Future of Haiti make an even greater difference.

1 Karen435

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very happy to be involved with FOHO as a donor and sponsor of two children. When I send something and have a child's name on it, that child receives it. The orphanage posts pictures on their facebook page and it is personally fulfilling to see the happiness such small acts can bring to these kids. It is also nice to see pictures of daily activities, such as exercise, gardening, eating.

Any time I have a question I can message either Pappy Reggie (Claude Reginald Jean) or Leslie Person Hobbs through facebook and my questions are answered. No sugar-coating and no doom and gloom. Just a statement of what is actually occurring.

Another thing I like about FOHO is that they welcome visitors.

I've added pictures of my FOHO kids to this review.

Donor

Rating: 4

Je connais Leslie Person Hobbs depuis plus de 30 ans. Avant qu'elle ne devienne vice présidente de Foho, j'avais déjà été sensibilisée à la situation en Haiti par des amis haitiens exilés en France. Sachant l'engagement de Leslie et impressionnée par les photos, vidéos de l'horphelinat postées sur FB (construction d'un poulailler, création d'un potager bio, construction d'une école....) j'ai fait quelques modestes dons au cours des années passées. En janvier prochain, je viendrai une quinzaine de jours à la Croix des Bouquets pour proposer de l'aide ; je serai accompagnée d'un ami, gagné à cette cause. J'ai hâte de revoir Leslie (après 22 ans !) et de faire la connaissance du Président de Foho.

Jed_

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to FOHO by a Haitian-American friend who has assisted the creators of this non-profit and personally introduced me to them. I have contributed to help their efforts knowing that they are truly dedicated to helping children in Haiti and working efficiently with limited resources to provide needed education and resources to the communities they assist in Haiti. They provide transparent updates on their activities and they are a truly charitable organization that is focused on serving those in need.

Vonda L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are some of the hardest working people helping so many children become viable educated members of their society and persevering through so many obstacles to do so. I have great admiration and respect for what they are doing.

1 Webens D.

Donor

Rating: 5

I support FOHO because they are bringing light to those poor children in my poor country who, otherewise, would remain in the darkness of analphabetism and malnourishment. FOHO should stand for: FOR HOPE.
I wish I had more money to help them to achieve more goals and even encourage others to copy their sublime example.
We are one world. Let's help one another for the sake of our common humanity.
Amen!

Alan40

Donor

Rating: 5

With almost no money at all, this small group (consisting mainly of a passionate Haitian teacher and his American wife) put the basic facilities there to give a few dozen Haitian kids a head start in life. All of your donation goes directly to helping the kids.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to this charity for more than 2 years. I have found the Organization to be very honest, hardworking and dedicated. They constantly give updates to their donators and keep very tight communication on their plans and projects. Highly recommend this group -- what an amazing team. Thank you for helping the children of Haiti!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I do a lot of volunteer work in my community and am very aware of how non-profits spend their money. FOHO's one and only purpose is to help the children of Haiti. FOHO feeds them, clothes them, houses them, educates them, and loves them. This wonderful organization is creating a family for those children who are not fortunate enough to have one of their own. I encourage you to take a closer look at FOHO. You'll be glad you did.

2 Nancy232

Donor

Rating: 5

Everyone knows, our children are our future. FOHO is not only giving the world a future, it's also providing a future to the children of Haiti. Without FOHO, most of these children would be on the street; starving, dirty, uneducated, with very little hope. They are now loved, fed, clothed, and educated! They are filled with happy dreams. FOHO is funded by donations. Please help them continue to bring hope and a future to the children of Haiti.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love, love, love this group! They are a light in the quagmire that is so much of Haiti. They pour their hearts into those kids and it shows. They deserve all the help they can get.