Hope and Change for Haiti Newsletter & Updates
Happy month of May! Thanks to your support, we have been busy for the past two months. It is with gratitude that I share with you some of the activities organized by Hope and Change for Haiti - HnC during the month of March and April and give you also some updates on our upcoming events.
March 8th - International Women's Day Celebration
In Partnership with RI Chapter National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, The Womxn Project, The Collective, and Designed by Delsie we organized our 2nd Annual International Women's Day celebration at the State House. You can view the pictures HERE and watch the presentation of each of our outstanding speakers at that event HERE.
Caroline J. Morgan received a Recognition Award for her outstanding contribution in addressing women rights in RI.
March 17th- Haitian Drums Workshop
In Partnership with RI Haitian Community Center/HAPPARI ,we brought the rhythms of traditional Haitian music to Rhode Island. That event was a one-day workshop about Haitian Drum teaching to benefit the Rhode Island community. Haitian Master Drummer Leon Mackendie from Jean Appolon Expressions (in Cambridge MA) was the facilitator. Pictures and videos are available HERE on our Facebook page.
March 7th, 18th, & 24th - we were Guest Speakers at Rhode Island College to talk about Community Engagement
It was such a great pleasure for us to speak to different groups of graduates at the School of Social Work of Rhode Island College. We shared about the work HnC is doing in both RI and Haiti and how to engage by utilizing the lens of social change to impact their community in making sustainable change.
March 30th - Attending the advocacy summit 2019 in Washington
On March 30th we joined the organization Save the Children in their Advocacy Summit organized in Washington to discuss with US Congress the importance to invest in Early Childhood Education for all and to protect education for children living in conflict zone.
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April 10- Guest Speaker at the International Mixer at Rhode Island College -RIC
Organized by the International Student Office of Rhode Island College, the International Mixer is an opportunity for RIC community to meet and network with international students and learn about other cultures. Our Assistant Executive Director Aniece Germain was invited as Guest Speaker to that event where she talked about Haiti and its history, and the work of Hope and Change for Haiti in bringing relief to the people in need in Haiti as well as the advocacy work in Rhode Island.
Pegah Rahmaniam, Director of Unity Center
Aniece Germain, Assistant Executive Director Hope and Change
Dr. Karina Mascorro, Advisor International Student Office
Anna C. Morales, Assistant VP for CED Division
April 5 & 6 - A two-days workshop on entrepreneurship in the Municipality of Paillant, Haiti
Hope and Change for Haiti in partnership with the local authorities and other local organizations in Paillant organized a 2-days workshop on ENTREPRENEURSHIP and the use of CHEMICAL in the production of items made locally. 150 people have participated. This training covered techniques on making products such as detergents, soaps, vinegar, perfume, peanut butter, natural juice, jelly, jam, bread, cassava,..., they also learn about methods of assembly. This workshop aims to assist the community in the development of local economy and the expansion of businesses while providing resources in the search of a diverse market for their products. We seek to encourage local production for a local economic development.
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Hope and Change upcoming events
We are collecting backpacks and school supplies to benefit children in 4 different villages in Haiti. You may either donate school supplies or make a monetary donation so we can buy them. Please drop school supplies for us at 200 Meshanticut Valley Pkwy Cranston RI 02920 ( Monday to Friday 10am-1pm), or contact us to pick them up (E-mail: email@example.com, Telephone: 401-226-4042). Make Monetary Donation HERE or send checks to the address above.
Our Executive Director, Dr. Norly Germain
Will be the Keynote Speaker at the Haitian Art Exhibit at Cambridge YWCA on Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at 7 Temple Street MA 02139.
Celebrating Haitian Mother's Day
This year we will bestow the Exemplary Haitian Woman Award to 3 women at the Haitian Baptist Church of RI in Cranston on May 26th.
CHELO’S in Cranston is hosting two days fundraiser to benefit Hope and Change for Haiti on May 27th & 30th, 2019.
Take your family and your friends out for dinner, on Monday, May 27th or Thursday, May 30th from 11:00 am to 11:00pm and Hope and Change for Haiti will receive 15% of your purchase. Please print and bring this coupon with you.
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907882889315507/
2nd Annual "Engage for Change" Gala Fundraiser
August 22nd from 6pm to 9pm, Imperial Room in Cranston.
Tickets on Sale on Eventbrite HERE. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can sponsor this event, or purchase a table of 10. Our 1st Annual "Engage for Change" Gala last year were sold out one month prior to the event date.
We are so grateful for your continued support to Hope and Change for Haiti.
About HOPE AND CHANGE - HnC
HnC is a 501(c) 3 organization based in Rhode Island. We advocate for women and immigrant rights and promote cultural awareness. In Haiti we invest in community development with a focus on water, housing, education, and microfinance in the rural regions of the country.