Let’s partner together to spark hope in the midst of this pandemic!
Easter is a season to celebrate that no matter what happens hope and life can’t be extinguished by despair and death. Let’s bring hope to life for homeless families in Decatur and families experiencing extreme poverty in Haiti. Together we can spark hope that will make a huge difference!
WHAT’S THE GOAL?
Our goal is to raise $6000 by May 31st to split between two awesome organizations: Hagar’s House, a homeless shelter for women and children in Decatur, GA and the Haitian Timoun Foundation, an organization that empowers local organizations in Haiti to invest in children, develop leaders, and eradicate ultra-poverty.
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
$3000 for the Haitian Timoun Foundation to fund two families in Haiti through an 18-month process of raising women and their children out of ultra-poverty called Chemen Lavi Miyo, which translatesto “Pathway to a Better Life.” This program was introduced in Haiti in 2007 and has seen incredible success, lifting many women and their families out of extreme poverty and moving them into increased economic security by providing job training and microfinance, health care, and materials to construct a home, latrine, and water filter. HTF and their local partner are preparing another cohort of 100 women to start this program shortly.
$3000 for Hagar’s House will help move their $90,000 kitchen renovation forward. Hagar’s House is an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. Their kitchen is worn and outdated and floods with strong rains. Decatur Cooperative Ministry (the parent organization for Hagar’s House) has secured a proposal from a general contractor and is waiting for the funds needed in order to move forward. The Common Table partners with Hagar’s House to serve meals on a monthly basis so this is a great next step in support.