In 2007 St Vincent de Paul Church of Rogers established a Mission of Hope with St Francis of Assisi Church in Bombardopolis, Haiti. The goals of the mission are:
(1) Pray for the people of Haiti.
(2) Advance social justice formation for the people of SVDP.
(3) Provide educational support for the children of Haiti.
(4) Establish SVDP team to oversee the ministry
Through the generous support of the SVDP parishioners 2,500 students attend classes in fourteen elementary schools grades K-6, and one high school grades 7-12. Each school provides children with one meal per day and school supplies are furnished annually. Classrooms are furnished with chairs and desks, and teachers salaries are paid monthly. Computers have been supplied to some classes.
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May is graduation month and I had the privilege of seeing the first class of 15 young men and women graduate from a small village in Haiti. They celebrated in much the same way as we do, special outfits, beautiful music, and family in the crowd.
Want to Help?
Your contribution may be used to provide for any of the needs of the people of Bombardopolis. Some examples of past expenditures are:
$2 - Chair for one child
$20 - Annual tuition for one child
$20 - One meal per day for one child for a year
$100 - Desks and chairs for one classroom
$276 - Annual salary for a teacher
$1,000 - One classroom addition
$5,000 - Build a mission school
Or mail a check to :
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Haiti Relief Efforts
1416 W. Poplar
Rogers, AR 72756