CAN-DO, Orphanage Revitalization Project: Project Bless A Child -- September 30th-October 8th 2011
On September 30th CAN-DO will begin Project Bless A Child. After the January 2010 earthquake, the Bless A Child Children's Orphanage suffered structural damage, a decrease in support and an increase in orphans.
Located 15 miles outside of Port Au Prince, Haiti, Bless A Child is home to 30+ orphans. Jean Alexandre, founder of Bless A Child, works tirelessly and does the very best he can with extremely limited resources. The kids, ages 4-14, are happy with very little and have welcomed the additional orphans placed at Bless a Child with open arms. The feeling we got during our visits were that this orphanage operates very much like a family unit and that with some help from the CAN-DO Team and our donors we will be able to make a huge impact in the day to day quality of life for these children.
Our goal is to do the following:
- fix the 5 x 6 hole in the roof
- complete some patchwork on the building
- rebuild the south wall where the rain comes through and security is an issue
- finish the walls
- work to make the kitchen and bathroom more functional
- resurface the unfinished floors
CAN-DO will also provide much needed furniture items and food to the orphanage.
In addition to the above mentioned items, CAN-DO will also:
- complete a water well to provide an ongoing source of clean water
- plant a garden to provide fresh vegetables
- implement programs for the kids
The CAN-DO Team will work alongside locally hired Haitian labor including; electricians, masons, plumbers, painters and other support staff. The majority of the supplies needed to complete the project will also be purchased in Haiti.
CAN-DO, "CONCEPT TO COMPLETION", want to see how we do it? Click here CAN-DO, Orphanage Revitalization Project: Patience Orphanage.
Our goal is to complete Project Bless a Child in 8 days- with YOUR HELP we CAN-DO this!
Orphanage Revitalization: Project Patience Orphanage