You and your parish are invited to join The New York Haiti Project!
Read below to learn more about our New York Haiti Projects:
Our mission is to build a new Episcopal school and church in the village of Matel, Haiti. We also seek to build the capacity of the Matel community to earn income and help the school become self-supporting in the next ten years by building a mill.
A family in Matel has donated 10 acres of land to the Episcopal Church, to build a school and church. Currently the nearest school is five miles away, which is too far for the children to walk.
The community wants to support the school themselves, and they are asking us to help them build a mill to grind their corn and millet. The mill will generate income for the school.
Our goal is to raise $106,138.00 to build the school, which we hope to open in September 2017. After visiting Matel in July 2016, we believe God is leading us to embark on this project. We return to Matel in July 2017 to pray, worship and meet with the people.
How can you help?
We are seeking parishes to make a five-year pledge to support the school. Your pledge can be $1,000.00, $5,000.00 or $10,000.00 per year for five years. Your donation will help fund construction of the school and the mill, and will provide ongoing support for teacher salaries and school supplies.
An exciting thing about this project is our working relationship with Fr. Jean B. Phanord. We have worked with him for several years to build the school and church in Bondeau, a village not far from Matel. Pictured here is the school in Bondeau.
Who is the New York Haiti Project?
The six founding parishes of the NYHP are
St. Michael’s Manhattan;
St. Augustine, Manhattan;
St. Esprit, Manhattan; Good Samaritan, Bronx;
Christ Church Riverdale; Atonement, Bronx.
“I’m delighted to be part of the New York Haiti project. I look forward in the coming years to working alongside the people of Matel, and deepening the friendships we have begun to forge. I firmly expect to learn more than I can teach, and receive more than I can offer.” –Michael J. Smith, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Manhattan
For more information please contact The Rev. Sam Owen at 303.886.8149, or email@example.com.