Progress to the "save our school" $280,000 goal:
For updates on our progress, see the newsroom section of our website.
Help save our school
One of our schools in Delmas, Haiti, is facing a serious challenge. The lease on the building, which serves hundreds of children and employs more than 75 Haitians, is ending soon. The owner of the building has decided to sell it instead of renewing the lease to Haitian Roots. We need your help to raise enough funds to buy the building and keep the school open. We did have until the end of May 2023 to raise $280,000 but, have raised enough to make a downpayment and secure an extension to pay the remaining balance. See our newsroom for regular updates.
Haiti is going through a very difficult time with political instability, violence, and crime on the rise. Our schools are a safe haven for children in Haiti. Our schools provide children with a quality education, nutritious meals, and emotional support. By staying open, we can keep hundreds of kids safe, fed, and educated.
Please donate today to help us save our school and continue our mission. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of many Haitian children and families. Thank you for your generosity and compassion.
Donate with Venmo
Donate any amount through Venmo to help save our school. Just search for @HaitianRoots on Venmo or scan the QR code here. Thank you for your generosity.
Success story: Rodolph Succes
Meet Rodolph Succes, a former student of Haitian Roots Academy who started his education journey with us when he was only a preschooler. Rodolph graduated in 2021 and is now pursuing an engineering degree at a technical college. He still visits our schools and helps out with various projects, like painting chairs for the kindergarten kids in 2022.
Despite the ongoing violence and instability in Haiti, our schools remain a source of hope and joy for our alumni and current students. We invite you to join us in supporting students like Rodolph, who are making a positive difference in their country.
Delmas school building
An image of the outside of our academy in Delmas, Haiti. This school can have around 500 students each school year and employ more than 75 Haitians as teachers and staff. With current conditions in Haiti, finding a new location before the next school year may not be possible. Purchasing the current building will provide long-term support and peace of mind to the students, parents, and staff.
One of our current classes in Haiti. Students wear uniforms provided by the school and receive regular counseling. On days where there is higher violence or gang activity, students will come without uniforms as a safety measure. Our staff are well trained and love teaching and caring for the students each day.
Are donations to Haitian Roots tax deductible?
Yes, donations to Haitian Roots are typically 100% tax deductible in the United Sates. Haitian Roots is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with EIN: 20-3054913.
How can I donate to save the school?
If you want to help save the school, you have several options to donate:
Venmo: Follow this link and enter the amount you want to give.
PayPal: Follow this link, enter the amount you want to give, and select debit or credit to make a secure donation.
GoFundMe: Follow this link and join the campaign to support the school, gofund.me/a6731a8d.
How will my donation be used?
Your generous contribution to the 'save our school' fundraiser will help us buy the building in Delmas, Haiti. This will ensure that our school can continue to provide quality education to hundreds of children for many years to come.
What will happen with my donation if the school is not purchased?
Your donation will support the education of the children at our schools in Delmas and Santos. If we cannot buy the building, we will use your money to pay our staff, help our students get into other schools, educate our unsponsored children in Santos, and look for another building.