Haitian Outreach

Haitian Outreach Annual Newsletter - January 2015

Happy New Year!

Haitian Outreach has completed its shipments for the 2016 school year. A total of 121 bins filled to the brim with backpacks, clothing, sewing materials, food, shoes, and much more have been shipped to Haiti. Shipping is one of our largest expenses.

A total of 296 children were sponsored by donors all of the USA and received tuition/uniform and a backpack, which aids them attend school in Haiti. We assist 5 different Catholic schools in Haiti. Wow! What a job. Lori Charpentier and Claire Guiliani must have gone straight to heaven for the work that they accomplished while they were on this earth.

God has graced us with the task of continuing to educate the children of Haiti through this ministry. John and Pauline Aliskevicz have become the new Co-directors, in collaboration with St. Bernard @ St. Camillus. New ideas and changes are coming. We have a new mailing address: P.O. Box 16, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

We are trying to refine the items we ship to Haiti to specifically send school supplies for the September 2015 school year. We will discuss this with the Sisters who run the schools when we go to Haiti March 17-23rd.

Please keep us in your prayers for a safe trip: Pauline, Rose Mary, Muriel, Jeannette, Joan, Chris & Kelly, Mary from California, and Karen from Martha’s Vineyard.

It is our pleasure is to deliver the backpacks filled with so much care and love to the sponsored children. We do not plan to take on any new children, but we did have 26 children, who for one reason or another did not have a sponsor this year. If you would like to sponsor a child to attend Catholic school in Haiti, please call Pauline Aliskevicz at 978-342-9118 and leave your name and number.

As in the past January is Haitian Outreach month at St. Bernard’s @ St. Camillus parish. Any schools supplies and/or monetary donations are greatly appreciated. If you wish to send money to your sponsored child/family for food, please send to Pauline Aliskevicz, P.O. Box 16, Fitchburg, MA 01420 by February 28th and note your student’s name, number and school. We will deliver to a parent in March.

Unfortunately, we have had to vacate the store front at Park Hill Plaza. We are grateful to Aubuchon Hardware for their generosity in allowing us to set up and distribute donations in this location for the last several years. We are looking for somewhere to set up operations starting in April. If you know of anyone who would be willing to let Haitian Outreach use some space to compile backpacks and school supplies to ship to Haiti, please call Deacon John at the same number listed above.

Please place all donated items in the bins at the doors of the church:

All school supplies: Paper, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, Notebooks, Binders, Folders, etc.

Please place monetary donations labeled “Haitian Outreach” in the weekly collection basket.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and keeps this ministry going forward,

Sincerely,

Deacon John and Pauline Aliskevicz, Co-Directors Haitian Outreach