Peace’s commitment To Love…Neighbor is continued through our support of and partnership with the Haitian Timoun Foundation. The mission of HTF is to foster hope and sustainability with dignity for the people of Haiti. Through HTF, Peace has made the commitment to invest in initiatives led by the people of Haiti to help strengthen economic development, community engagement and local leadership. Our efforts are intended not to replace what Haitian people can better do for themselves, but to support and help build sustainability. Peace’s new partnership with HTF began with an initial immersion trip to Haiti in February, 2016, and the development of life-changing relationships with HTF’s Haitian staff and partners.
2018 Immersion Trip Needs Donations:
Members from Peace and other Lutheran congregations will be traveling to Haiti on February 17-24th. We are looking to collect items for our team to take to those in need in Haiti. If you are able to donate, please bring the below items to the welcome centers at Peace by February 14th.
We have received an incredibly generous amount of clothing for the Hait trip. We are no longer in need of those item. However, according to HTF, the most necessary items still in need are: DIAPERS, PEANUT BUTTER AND TUNA.
Also needed are dental and personal hygiene products for Maya's Rejoice program.
Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM): "Pathway to a Better Life" in Haitian Creole, this program brings Haiti's poorest women to self-sufficiency over the course of 18 months. CLM case managers provide materials to construct a sturdy home, a latrine, a water filter, a choice of two income-generating assets and healthcare through Partners in Health. As of Spring 2017, The CLM program has worked with 2,550 women, with a 96% graduation rate.
Donate to CLM, through HTF.
SPONSORSHIP: of HTF Children, through Peace individual/families, contributing directly to HTF.
Learn how to sponsor a child through HTF.
Sponsor a Child NOW (Please type "Peace Lutheran Gahanna" in the "HTF Connection" Line.)
PEACE BUDGET: A $9,000, yearly budget line item, designated to HTF, provide a college scholarship for a Haitian Education & Leadership Program (HELP) student. HELP students agree that they will, upon graduation, remain in Haiti, using their education, giving back and providing leadership and support to the Haitian people.
Make a direct donation to to HELP, through HTF.
IMMERSION TRIPS: The entire Peace Community will be invited to participate.
Learn more about our upcoming HTF Immersion Trip.