Pennies for Haiti is a 501(c)3 organization registered in Coral Springs, FL. All donations are tax-deductible.
The purpose of our project is to prevent child slavery "restavek" in Haiti.
“A restavek is a child whose parents are unable to take good care of them, and therefore is sent to live with someone else, hoping things and life will be different. But most of the time, the opposite occurs. This child ends up being mistreated physically, psychologically, verbally, sexually sometimes and so on…”
-Osbert Victor, Child Advocate
We believe in providing proper education to young girls in order to secure better opportunities for them in the future. As you may know, higher education is one of the first steps to ending poverty.
It's been two years since we ran a fundraiser to help pay rent. So I will start with an update.
The girls and boys have grown so much not only in age but also in numbers.
We welcomed two children in our home this year, totaling 15 children altogether!
We need your help to raise $20,000.00 to pay for rent and tuition for the kids. We have a short turnaround as rent and the girls return to school on September 6th. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
In Haiti, rent is paid in one lump sum. This is why the sum needed is so high. Every penny counts so please share this request with as many people as possible. I thank you in advance for your support. May God bless you as you continue to bless us.