Sponsorship Portal

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The Haiti Collective is a gospel-driven network focused on empowering Haitian churches and communities through relief, development, and reform initiatives based on mutual partnership in kingdom advance. With our partner organization (the Society of Christians in Haiti – SCH), we care for more than 1500 orphans and vulnerable children. The fourteen churches that make up the SCH have taken these children under their care but struggle to meet even their most basic needs. They receive no assistance for their care from the government.

Our child sponsorship program was launched in January 2015 with 375 children in five communities. We are working with local pastors and leaders to bring the children under the care of the other nine SCH churches into the program.  

What Sponsorship Means

Every child we sponsor is cared for by a local Haitian church. This means each child is not only given practical love and care, but they are also taught a biblical world view by leaders who live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

In addition to ministering to the needs of one specific child, your sponsorship will also minister to a community of children and the church that cares for them. We have structured our sponsorship program to avoid creating “have’s” and “have-not’s” among the children. A portion of your support benefits the child individually and a portion benefits the group of children cared for by the church. The child you sponsor will receive a uniform for school, books and school supplies, access to medical care, nutritious meals, and shelter. A portion of your sponsorship will be used to pay for teachers and educational resources to  provide education for your sponsored child as well as the larger group of children.

Orphans and Vulnerable Children

The children in Haiti are often grouped into categories such as “double orphan”, “single orphan”, “legal orphan”, or “functional orphan”. We have chosen to use the categories of “orphan” and “vulnerable child” to describe the status of children under our care in order to avoid confusion. Orphans are children who have no parents at all or have been completely abandoned by their parents. Vulnerable children may have one or both parents still alive, but their parents are not able to provide the care they need.

Multiple Sponsorships

The needs of orphaned children are greater than vulnerable children, and as such, the churches carry a greater burden in caring for them. Multiple sponsorships for orphaned children are needed to fully provide their caretakers with the resources necessary for these children. Therefore, we make it possible for orphans to have up to four sponsors, while vulnerable children can have up to two sponsors. This approach equips and empowers Haitian churches to more effectively care for orphans in their community.

Recent Updates Rss

Eggs for Orphans

Posted: 10/31/2016 06:00 PM

The Haiti Collective is pleased to announce the successful launch our Eggs for Orphans program. The goal of the program is to give our orphanage children and children in our child sponsorship program a more nutritious diet by providing a sustainable source of protein (eggs) to them each day. Evidence has shown that nutritious protein can completely change the lives of children - their stomachs are more full, they can better concentrate in school, they are mentally more aware, and physically have more energy. Read more

Written by Charles Towne for Desarmes, Haiti

Summer 2016 Medical Missions

Posted: 07/25/2016 04:30 PM

Caring for the medical needs of orphans and vulnerable children is a critical component of our child sponsorship program. Working with our ministry partner Altar84, we held clinics in July for four remote communities in the Artibonite region of Haiti. Over the course of three days our medical team consisting of three doctors, one nurse and several other compassionate volunteers examined and treated over 275 children. Read more

Written by Charles Towne for Desarmes, Haiti

Shoe Distribution

Posted: 06/24/2015 01:00 PM

Back in February Buckner International granted The Haiti Collective 600 pair of shoes through their Shoes for Orphan Souls program for distribution in Haiti. Over the past several months our mission teams have been carrying suitcases full of shoes with them to Haiti to distribute to the children in our sponsorship program. The distribution is now complete. Read more

Written by Charles Towne for Drouin, Haiti

IBESR Approves License for SCH Orphanage

Posted: 05/18/2015 09:00 AM

We have been working with SCH for nearly two years to improve conditions at the orphanage in Desarmes to meet a level acceptable to IBESR (Haitian Social Services) such that they would grant a license for it to operate as an official orphanage. IBESR has been regularly monitoring our progress. Last month we made a push to finish out the construction of rooms used to house orphans and complete a partially constructed kitchen (two requirements from the IBESR). Read more

Written by Charles Towne for Desarmes, Haiti

Bound for Haiti - Shoes for Orphans

Posted: 03/04/2015 11:00 PM

The Haiti Collective is excited to report that Buckner Int'l has approved our application for an allotment of shoes for distribution to the children participating in our child sponsorship program. Buckner distributes shoes to orphans and vulnerable children across the globe through their Shoes for Orphan Souls program. Last week we picked up 32 boxes containing over 600 pairs of shoes from Buckner's Center for Humanitarian Aid in Mesquite, TX. Read more

Written by Charles Towne