Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Ride to RebuildLearn about our Bike Ride for Haiti Learn More
Capital CampaignNew Matching Grant - Double your Donation! Learn More
HospitalityHospitality Learn More
EducationOpening doors to a better life Learn More
Medical CareOffering a hand to heal Learn More
TwinningUniting communities in faith Learn More
Food For ChildrenSustaining the hungry Learn More
OrphanagesProviding for the most vulnerable Learn More
Community DevelopmentHelping to build & restore Learn More
Emergency ReliefGiving aid in desperate times Learn More
Annual GalaApril 23, 2016 Learn More

Welcome to Outreach to Haiti

Outreach to Haiti has been working in the Caribbean nation for over 25 years. We offer health care services, student sponsorships and other educational support, parish twinning, support of two orphanages, as well as a neighborhood meal program for children.  For travelers to Haiti, we have a guest house, where you can stay short- or long-term. We also arrange immersion visits for traveling groups to learn about Haiti - its people, culture and land.

Watch a video about our programs! 

 

Some special events coming up! 

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 The details are set...Come join us at the First Annual OTH Golf Tournament!

Golf Save the date

Click here for more information on the Golf Tournament; including how to register and pay!!

 

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 Ride To Rebuild - October 3-8, 2016  Double 

Well, we're doing it again!  Our second Ride to Rebuild (R2R2?) starts October 3,near Freeport, Maine.  Once again, we at least touch on five of the six New England states.  This year's course covers 337 miles, and we plan to do it in 5 days.

There is an important bonus this year.  The Diocese of Norwich has given us a $100,000 matching grant for our Capital Campaign.  Since this ride is for the Capital Campaign, donations in support of it will be matched by the Diocese! 

Click here to find out more about the ride, and to donate.

 

See the Fox News story on our 2015 ride, click here.

 

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Support our Twin - Friends of Ecole Agape - Pig Roast for Haiti

  

 

When: Saturday, September 17th, 2-8 PM

Where: 680 Middle Tpke, Storrs, CT

Why: Admission with Good Will Offering. All proceeds to support the education of 200 girls attending Ecole Agape in Lilavois, Haiti.

Enjoy Live Music, Games, and Food!

In addition to a 120 lb. pig, there will be other delicious dishes including vegetarian sides, more meat options, and a variety of desserts.

Come see our musical line up:

  • “Who We Are” performing classic rock cover songs
  • “Seldom Heard” playing folk and American music
  • Aaron Shea playing blues and rock tunes
  • Joan Doiron strumming folk songs

 

 

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Upcoming Craft Sales

St. Patrick International Bazaar - Farmington, CT - fairly traded goods from Haiti, Bangladesh, Uganda, Palestine and more - check it out!  Saturday Nov. 19th from 9 to 6 and Sunday the 20th after all of the masses.  Ends at 1PM.  

 

 

  

 

  

 

Capital Campaign

 Matching Grant Announced

Bishop Cote has announced that the Diocese of Norwich is giving a matching grant to Outreach to Haiti for the Capital Campaign.  The grant will match new donations to the Capital Campaign dollar for dollar up to $100,000.  If the grant is fully utilized, the campaign target will be reached, and building can begin. Click here to see the full announcement.

 Click here to learn about our Capital Campaign

 Campaign Goal - $450,000 *  

 Raised as of 6/30/2016 -                     $250,000

 A sincere thank you to Bishop Cote (click here to read Bishop Cote's letter) for assisting us in reaching out to the Norwich parishes and a heartfelt thank-you to those parishes who have invited us to speak.   So far we have been warmly welcomed by the following pastors and communities:

Fr. Joe De Costa – St. Lawrence  in Killingworth
Fr. James Thaikoottathil – St. Sebastian in Middletown
Fr. Mike Phillippino – St. John in Middletown
Fr. Dennis Perkins – St. Mary, St. Michael the Archangel and St. Thomas Moore  in Stonington
Fr. Roland Cloutier – All Saints in Somerville
Fr. Jan Swiderski – Notre Dame in Durham and St. Coleman in Middlefield
Fr. Laurence LaPointe – St. Joseph in Williamantic
Fr. David Choquette – Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret and St. Mary in Putnam
Fr. Michael Gill – Sacred Heart in Norwichtown
Fr. C. Paul Boudreau - St. Mary in Portland
Fr. Richard Sliwinski -  St. Mary of Czestochova in Middletown
Fr Bob Buongirno - Divine Mercy Community
Fr Tadeusz Zadorozny - St John in Plainfield and St Augustine in Canterbury
Msgr Donohue - St Matthias in East Lyme
Fr. Gerry Kirby - St. Patrick in East Hampton
Fr. Michael Gianitelli - St Mary's of the Visitation in Clinton

 

 * Due to increasing building costs in Haiti, the goal was raised to $450,000 by the Board of Directors at the June, 2016 Board meeting. 

 

 

 

Televised interview with James Michel and Dan O'Sullivan

 

The Knights of Columbus have a monthly feature on WTNH to spotlight a charity.  Board Chair James Michel and Director Dan O'Sullivan were interviewed in their New Haven studio.  Video taken on their recent trip to Haiti was featured as well.

Watch the interview here

 

 

 

Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, Inc.
815 Boswell Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360

 

Phone: 860.887.1019 ext. 817 
Email: [email protected]

© 2016 Outreach to Haiti