H.O.W Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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On September 30, 2023, the Haitian Wish Organization marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its 20th anniversary of dedicated service to those less fortunate in Haiti. The commemoration took place at the esteemed Antun’s of Queens Village, NY, and we are delighted to report that the event was an outstanding success. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who played a crucial role in making this remarkable achievement possible.

The president’s message

Dear Friends and H.O.W Family,

In September 2003, I rallied together a dedicated group of family members and close friends with a shared goal: to make a meaningful impact in the lives of orphaned children in Haiti. Through unwavering dedication and tireless effort, we meticulously laid the foundation for an organization that could stand the test of time and ensure lasting positive change.

Furthermore, Haitian Orphans Wish, preferably known as H.O.W., has played a pivotal role in transforming the destinies of countless orphaned children in Haiti. Our efforts have extended beyond boundaries, providing essential aid during the most challenging times, including hurricanes, the cholera epidemic, and devastating earthquakes that struck Haiti. Amidst these adversities, H.O.W swiftly stepped in, offering emergency relief and a lifeline to those in dire need.

 We also took a proactive approach to addressing the challenges faced by Haiti’s orphanages and the lack of vocational opportunities for our youth. We’re making strides by providing invaluable free technical education to thousands of young individuals deprived of opportunities due to their circumstances. Empowering these young minds with education changes their lives and contributes to the community’s growth and progress.

Reflecting on the past two decades, my proudest achievement isn’t solely our impact on paper; our H.O.W family’s profound sense of love and camaraderie has blossomed. Together, we’ve weathered challenges, celebrated successes, and created an unbreakable bond that defines the very essence of our organization. How can I make a difference? Well, I am happy to report that H.O.W. made a difference.

Thank you,

Happy 20th Anniversary H.O.W.

Marcel Toussaint

Two decades ago, a close-knit group of friends united with a shared purpose: to impact the lives of orphaned children in Haiti positively. Our commitment was unwavering as we convened monthly meetings, devised diverse fundraising strategies, and executed them successfully.

Over the years, our collective efforts have yielded tangible results. We’ve erected classrooms, supplied essential items like mattresses and school materials, sustained a canteen, facilitated enriching summer camps for children, and ensured the livelihoods of dedicated teachers through regular salary support.

In the past five years, our focus has shifted towards empowering these youngsters through a sewing school initiative. It brings us immense pride to report that some of our students have achieved self-sufficiency and embarked on their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Beyond being just an organization, we have evolved into a tight-knit family. With a common purpose, we remain steadfast in our mission to enhance the lives of these vulnerable orphans.

Your support has been instrumental in our journey thus far, and as we approach September 30, 2023, we kindly request your continued assistance in sustaining our noble cause. Together, we can make a lasting impact on these children’s lives.

Gladys Christophe

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