Mitch Albom: Haitian student torn between college in Michigan and his earthquake-ravaged family
Detroit Free Press
Have Faith Haiti
Following the devastating earthquake of January, 2010, the mission fell upon hard times, and later that year, operations were taken over by author Mitch Albom and his A Hole In The Roof Foundation, and the name changed to Have Faith Haiti Mission, inspired partly by Albom’s book “Have a Little Faith.”
One Life Touches Another
The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for Haitian children who do not have one. Children are cared for medically, nutritionally, educationally and spiritually. They are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving a college or vocational degree. Christian prayer and guidelines are a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission and their community through work and responsibility.
Thank you for interest in the Have Faith Haiti Mission.
I have been blessed to see much of the world; nowhere have I seen greater despair – or greater hope – than in Haiti. For relatively little money, we truly can save children. One life touches another and affects it indelibly. I have written that. I believe that. And this mission is proof of it. Bless you for your help.
— Mitch Albom
Ten years after the devastating earthquake, we have the luxury of forgetting. Haiti and its children do not. Hear the stories from our kids.
You Can Help
Have Faith Haiti Mission exists on donations. All money raised goes strictly into the operation of the Mission, from purchasing food to paying for schoolbooks.
School . . . . . . . . . $22,000
Food Budget . . . . . .$17,000
Teaching Staff . . . . . $19,000
Medical, Dental . . . . $16,000
Water, Electric . . . . .$12,000
Security . . . . . . . . $6,000
Mitch Albom writes about running an orphanage in impoverished Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his kids, their hardships, laughs and challenges, and the life lessons he’s learned there every day.
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