Networking ~ Dinner & Program ~ Cash Bar

Wednesday, August 22, 2018. ~ 6:00pm-8:30pm

Imperial Room ~ 1 Rhodes Place, Cranston RI 02905

General Admission: $50 per person
purchase a table for 10 people for $500

Click on the Eventbrite link HERE to purchase your tickets

Keynote Speaker

State Representative


Guest Speakers:

  • State Senator Sandra Cano, 

  • State Representative Robert Lancia, 

  • Councilwoman Nirva Lafortune, 

  • Associate-Prof. Dr. Hume Johnson, 

  • President of RI-NOW, Dr. Hilary Levey Friedman

Join us for a wonderful evening to benefit Hope and Change for Haiti

With this Gala Fundraiser, we pursue the noble goal of assisting the Haitian Community here in RI and materializing some of our projects in Haiti. All proceeds will be used to:

  • Pay school tuition for 30 children in Haiti while providing them also with school supplies

  •  Organize training on sexual harassment for 30 young women and girls in Cranston-RI on November 23-25, 2018.

  •  Help us to continue our support to some homeless families in Haiti by building a home for a family and a cistern of 15,000 gallon capacity to provide access to clean water for at least two families in the community of Paillant, Haiti.

If you cannot come you still can support. Please click HERE to contribute online, or you can write us a check.

*Please make any checks payable to: Hope and Change for Haiti. And mail it to: Hope and Change for Haiti ~ 200 Meshanticut Valley Pkwy, Cranston RI 02920.

Questions? 401.545.2653 ~ 401.226.4042 ~ contact@hncforhaiti.org


Thank you for your contribution to the 1st Annual "Engage for Change" Gala Success!

On behalf of our Board of Directors I would like to sincerely thank you for attending our First Annual "Engage for Change" Gala Fundraiser on August 22nd 2018 at Imperial Room in Cranston-RI. To all of you who have one way or another contributed in making this event a success, THANK YOU! In French I would say "Merci!".

Thank you to our honorees Rev Bishop Joseph Simon, Mrs. Gail Faris, and Mrs. Cynthia Sparkes for your unconditional and unrelenting contribution in bringing relief to the people in needs in Haiti. You are honored with much appreciation and gratitude.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to our sponsors who accepted to place an Ad in our program book. Please click HERE to see our sponsors Ad and list. For those who sent Ads after the book went to printing,  there will be special consideration for you at our next event. Thank you to those who sponsor tables The Collective RI, Elmwood Church of God, NAACP Providence Branch, The Woman Project, RI-NOW, St David's on the Hill Church, Providence City Council, Department Of Administration, Tabernacle of Light, Haitian Baptist Church, Cranston Action Network, The Women's Caucus...


© 2019 by Hope & Change for Haiti

Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!