Volume 1, Issue 28
Haitian Families First


At this time last year, 46 children in our Education Program needed financial assistance to attend school. We put out the call on Twitter, asking you to help us raise funds for these 46 children and we wanted to do it in 46 days. Not only was #46in46 successful, but it took less than one week to raise all the funds needed to give these children a chance at a brighter future.

With the school year approaching, we'd like to invite you to join us again. Right now, you can give a one-time donation of $210 that will enable HFF to enroll a child in school for one year. This fee covers tuition (there is little access to free public school in Haiti), books, uniforms, materials, and a snack each day.

Because we consistently visit the families in our programs to see how they are doing, we can easily keep you updated on the progress of the child you send to school. You can give a child a great opportunity today. Grab a partner, go in together, and encourage your friends to do the same.   


"It was great to connect with friends to make a gift go further. By sponsoring a child, we directly see out impact and get to experience the reward of seeing that child succeed in school. Together, a little went a long way."

Christopher Whitlatch who, along with two friends, sent Rosalinda to school last year.

"Just knowing that such a small amount of money will improve the life of a child and her family and give her an opportunity she would not have otherwise was more than enough to convince me to give. I like that I know I am really making a difference."

Anonymous, on sending Daphka to school last year. 

"Last year, two friends and I sponsored a young girl named Rose Andre. We did this because we realize the value of education, and saw this as an incredible opportunity to be able to help someone in need. We know our contribution is giving her the tools she needs to grow as a person and to provide for herself and her family."

Katie Dudas who, along with two friends, sent Rose Andre to school last year. 

"I didn't want this child's family to have to decide which child could go to school. I wanted to help them give their younger child an opportunity, too."

Anonymous, on sending Kervens to school last year. 

Giving a child in our Education Program the opportunity to go to school this year also helps the family and the community. Donating is simple.

1. Visit the Haitian Families First website
2. click the GIVE button (top right corner)
3. submit a ONE-TIME gift of $210 via the PayPal donation link*

We will contact you to confirm your donation and provide information on the child you are helping! 

*You can also mail a check to Haitian Families First - P.O.Box 99834 - Pittsburgh, PA 15233


Haitian Families First nurtures and empowers families in despair through emotional, social, and financial support, ensuring children remain with their biological families and out of unnecessary institutions.   

Sisters and Co-founders Jamie & Ali McMutrie work to preserve and sustain families in numerous ways including helping parents find employment, gain access to their most basic health and nutritional needs, and offering assistance in their children’s educations and care.


Mark your calendars!
Friday, November 1
The Rex Theater 
2nd Annual LIVE Rock'nRoll Karaoke:
Day of the Dead





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Contact Vivian to volunteer 
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