Mitch Albom: Haitian student torn between college in Michigan and his earthquake-ravaged family (Detroit Free Press)

December

Birthdays

Jerry

Birthday: December 25

Jerry, who joined us in 2019, was the baby of the Mission before some of the youngest arrived in the summer of 2021. He has a very sweet disposition The kids love to dote on him and his joy is contagious. He especially loves kicking a ball back and forth with his big brothers and sisters in the gazebo.

Jimmyna

Birthday: December 16

Affectionate, mischievous, and theatrical, Jimmyna loves to dance, sing, and swim. She’s partial to pink and loves having stories read to her, and enjoys being tested by memory games, and learning as much as she can about her favorite animals. When she grows up she would like to be a singer, dancer, or a math teacher. She is currently taking ballet class on the weekends at the mission and hopes to learn hip hop next. 

John Carey

Birthday: December 3

If it’s not clear from his smile, John Carey is clever and a little devious. His nose often sniffs out trouble. He likes to play the keyboard and practice guitar in his free time. His favorite subject in school is math. He would like to be a basketball player when he is older. 

Variola

Birthday: December 3

Variola loves learning about doctors and wants to be one when she grows up to help communities that are dealing with poverty. She is sensitive, emotional, and affectionate, and is a natural leader in group activities. She enjoys playing sports. She has a passion for dance and is currently taking Hip Hop classes on the weekend at the mission. Her favorite color is purple and black. She loves to see new places and hopes to travel more in the future. 

Bianka

Birthday: December 24

Bianka is rambunctious, energetic, and has a radiating smile. She’s genuine and forthright with her emotions and seemingly able to find the positive in any circumstance. Her favorite colors are pink and silver. She enjoys learning Photography and Portuguese in school. When she grows up, she would like to work with Autistic children. 

Kervens

Nickname: Kevin
Birthday: December 22

After graduating from José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen culinary school and completing an internship with E.G. Nicks in Plymouth, MI, Kervens is now serving as the Mission’s chef.

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Make your check payable to “Have Faith Haiti Mission” and send to

Have Faith Haiti Mission
c/o A Hole in the Roof Foundation
29836 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Have Faith Haiti is operated by the A Hole in the Roof Foundation, a 501(c)(3) org (TAX ID# 27-0609504). Donations are tax deductible.

About the Mission


The Have Faith Haiti Mission is a special place of love and caring, dedicated to the safety, education, health and spiritual development of Haiti’s impoverished children and orphans. You can learn more here.

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