Hands for Haiti

☀️A BRIGHTER FUTURE☀️ (spiritual growth, education, nutrition, healthcare)

Charlotte, NC   |  Handsforhaiti.org

Mission

Hands for Halti is dedicated to provide education, food and basic healthcare to students and staff of St Marc School.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Steve Favory

Main address

PO Box 49051

Charlotte, NC 28277 USA

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EIN

26-0498705

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Haiti's public education system is grossly inadequate with 61% literacy, 52% abandon school before 7th grade, and only one out three students will graduate secondary school.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

St. Marc School

Hands for Haiti is a US based 501c3 non-profit that operates St. Marc School, a Catholic faith-based school in rural Northern Haiti. Focusing on the following:
Education - Children from Pre-k up through Secondary School with current enrollment over 350 children including a focus on Faith Formation.
Nutrition- We provide a healthy hot lunch daily for our students, for many of whom this may be their only meal of the day. We also provide fresh clean water.
Health Care- Thru an arrangement with a hospital/healthcare facility near our school, we provide services for urgent and serious medical care, as well as basic needs. Our mission is to give students a hand with the basics of life, opening the doors to a brighter future for them and their families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People of African descent
Families
Economically disadvantaged people
Christians

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

St. Marc School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Numbered of staff who are satisfied to be an employee of the institution

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

St. Marc School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students per classroom during the reporting period

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

St. Marc School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Overall Average

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

St. Marc School

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Hands for Halti is dedicated to provide education, faith formation, food and basic healthcare to students and staff of St Marc School. Our mission is to give students a hand with the basics of life, opening the doors to a brighter future for them and their families.

St. Marc School, founded in 2010 as a faith based Christian school, serving a few dozen students in grades 1 and 2 in Tremessee, Haiti, we started our journey of providing primary school education, hot lunches, clean water through new wells and healthcare through local medical clinics. Our Strategy was to add a grade each year so we could expand education up through Secondary School and ultimately add a Trade School. Hands for Haiti focus is 100% on Haiti with all donations received support our work in Haiti, as we have no US overhead.

We partnered with the following Organizations to help delivery our strategies:
*Catholic Archdiocese of Cap Haitian, Haiti ( Provided Father Leon as our School Administrator and Faith
formation instructors.)
* Rise Against Hunger, Raleigh, NC ( Provides 45,000 lbs of meal packages for school lunches. )
* Food for the Poor, Haiti ( Supervising school construction )
* Missionaries of the Poor- Cap Haitian ( Provides Board accommodations, Layers for egg productions and
other operating support for Father Leon. )
* New Hope Hospital, Plaine du Nord,, Haiti ( Provides medical needs for St. Marc children when needed. )

St. Marc School continues to offer low to no tuition costs, daily meals and attract good teachers by paying above market rate on teachers salaries. Other schools in the area have been increasing their tuition rates and have eliminated meals.

Due to the growth we are now adding seven new buildings to the campus supporting more classrooms, computer lab and Trade School.

Hands for Haiti has a strong donor base with annual donations increasing year over year. We also have partnered with St. Matthew and St. Mark Catholics churches in Charlotte, NC to help expand our donor base.

Father Leon has done an exception job assuring the children of St. Marc School receive an education, hot meal and basic healthcare throughout the pandemic and unrest. Father Leon has been able to hire good teachers and staff we are up to 66 teachers and staff.

Board members enjoy frequent trips to Haiti helping to support Father Leon in his efforts.

Construction is in process and funded.

Even with the extreme unrest in Haiti due to the gang activities including kidnappings, St. Marc School continues to provide education and thanks to RAH a meal every school day.

St. Marc School continues to grow with 370 students and 66 staff.

First ever Award Ceremony for the Students. Two Board Members participated in the event and the whole school enjoyed celebration.

The students took a class trip to the Citadel, a national monument couple of hours from Tremessee. For most students this would have been their first trip.

Secondary School Graduation.

Construction Is moving forward at a reasonable rate.

Overall pass rate continues to increased to 66.7% despite the ongoing unrest.

Financials

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Hands for Haiti

Board of directors
as of 08/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ernest Dwight

Retired

Term: 2022 -

Deborah Sargeant

SVN

Joe Becker

Deacon- St. Matthew

Joanna Patcha

Center for Community Transitions

Steve Gebhardt

Cellular Communication- Distributor

Tom Bourgeois

Deputy Director of the Pace Univ.

Cindy Tice

Retired

Steven Favory

Retired

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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