Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Bishop Cote Visits HaitiCelebrating Mass at Christ Roi Learn More
Annual GalaApril 29, 2017 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
Ride to RebuildLearn about our Bike Ride for Haiti Learn More

 

Welcome to Outreach to Haiti

Outreach to Haiti has been working in the Caribbean nation for over 30 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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2nd Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament 

 Outreach to Haiti is holding its second annual golf tournament at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 16, 2017.  Join Outreach Board, staff, friends and supporters, including Bishop Cote, on a wonderful New England mid-September Day.

Click here to see details on last year's tournament.  This year's details will be put up as soon as they are available.  Check back to see!

 

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 Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity 

 Outreach to Haiti is participating in the /birdies for Charity program.  Your donation will receive at least a 15% match, and you can win one of the following prizes!

 

 To donate - Click on this link: https://events.r2it.com/birdies/TravelersChampionship/Charities/DioceseofNorwichOutreachtoHaiti 

 
       or  click here to download a pledge sheet and mail it in! 
 
 
FIRST PLACE PRIZE:   18 Holes of Golf for four at the Ellington Ridge Golf Course.  Includes cart, lunch and practice facility.  Any Mondaythrough Thursday.  (winner - most pledged - determined June 26)
 
SECOND PLACE :  A pair of Any One Day tickets to the Championship (most pledges made by June 15)
 
 
You can make make a flat dollar donation, or a  pledge  per birdie  (minimum per birdie pledge is $.02  (average number of birdies around 1,800).  It is multiplied by the total number of birdies made by the PGA tour professionals, during Travelers Championship PGA golf event in CT at the TPC June 19-25, 2017. 
 
Travelers Championship is the Northeast's main golf event and features top professional golfers:  Jim Furyk, Russel Knox, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas, Zach Johnson and more.  

 

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Upcoming Craft Sales

June 10, 2017 - Notre Dame Church in Durham  

 

  

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2017 For the Love of a Child Gala

  The gala was held April 29, in Storrs CT.  For a summary and pictures of the gala, and a link to Bishop Toussaint's full remarks, click here.

 

  

 

Bishop Cote visit

Bishop Cote Visits Haiti

Bishop Michael R Cote visited Haiti from January 30 to February 2.  While there, he celebrated mass with staff, neighbors, and program participants, performed a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Norwich Outreach Center, visited two Haitian twins (a parish and an orphanage),  met with three bishops, and more!

To see a full account of the trip, with photos, click here.

 

 

Capital Campaign Update

Since the last update, three months ago,  much has happened on the Capital Campaign, much of it good, but some of it bad.

First, to get the bad news out of the way:  When the hurricane destroyed most of the building at the Christ Roi clinic and mission house, a small part of the building was left standing, and was deemed safe to use.  This part was going to continue to be used as it is today, as office space for the non-clinic staff.  However, before building next to this, we ordered a more up to date engineering study of the building.  That study revealed, just last month, that the building should be reinforced at a cost of over $100,000.  This cost does not justify repairing the building, so we are adding to the building already planned, and demolishing the old building.

The picture shows some of the area where the clinic and mission house mostly came down, with the rubble long since cleared away.

Now for the good news:  The matching grant given by Bishop Cote strongly motivated donors, and, when the original target was almost reached, the Padre Pio Foundation of America stepped in with a $100,000 donation as well.  We have continued fund-raising due to the cost of replacing the space for offices, and of demolishig the building, and as of February 15, 2017, we are at $573,000 in cash and pledges.  

We have almost completed a redesign of the building to accomodate the additional space.  While the estimate is very rough at this point, our current best guess is that we have almost enough to build the revised building, although not yet enough to add some of the enhancements -like solar power - to reduce ongoing costs.  

The Lord, and the generostity of our donors, blessed us with  at least most of the money needed to meet this unwelcome news.

Campaign Goal - $450,000 *  

 Raised as of 2-15-17   -  includes Diocese match               $573,000

 

 * When the redesign is completed, we will update how much is needed

 

 

 

 

 

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: 860.800.3601
Email: [email protected]

© 2017 Outreach to Haiti