Since before Haiti's devastating earthquake, The Red Thread Promise has been building long-term relationships and serving children in this small Caribbean country. Our work has varied greatly in scope, taking us from the heart of Port-au-Prince to coastal areas and remote mountain villages only accessible by foot. It is the beautiful children with their huge brown eyes and warm hugs that continue to draw us there, tugging on that silken red thread of destiny.


 
 

Through our various programs, we support ill and physically challenged children, providing critical treatment they might otherwise not receive. The Red Thread Promise funds medical care, hospitalizations and surgeries; supports mobility solutions for non-ambulatory children; supplies clinics and orphanages with medical equipment, medication and other necessities; and supports clean water and food initiatives, as well as many other things.

Every decision we make starts with one foundational question: HOW CAN WE HELP IMPROVE THIS YOUNG PERSON'S STATE OF HEALTH SO HE OR SHE CAN GROW UP AS WELL AS POSSIBLE IN SPITE OF LIVING IN THE POOREST COUNTRY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE?

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR WORK IN HAITI
COMPLETED

  • Delivering, assembling and distributing over 100 brand new all-terrain wheelchairs to youth and children with handicaps in Port-au-Prince
  • Planning and establishing Camp Jake, an annual camp for disabled children
  • Financially supporting the treatment of orphans with various diseases, birth defects and disabilities (including hospitalizations, follow-up care, doctors' visits, medications, vitamins and nutrition)
  • Working in urban hospitals and rural medical clinics, providing much-needed medical care, pre- and post-earthquake
  • Donating medical supplies to rural and urban clinics and orphanages
  • Supplying diapers, formula, baby food, pharmaceuticals and everyday necessities, as well as well-baby/child checkups for orphans
  • Purchasing, coordinating and delivering equipment for blind and deaf schools

ONGOING
We are currently engaged in a broad spectrum of activities, including:

  • Setting up a fully stocked, centrally-located hearing aid clinic in Port-au-Prince, including Haitian-trained staff, state-of-the-art evaluation equipment and a two-year supply of digital hearing aids
  • Offering a full camp experience to handicapped children in Port-au-Prince through Camp Jake
  • Conducting an ongoing food drive for St. Vincent's Center for Handicapped Children to feed 185+ special-needs students and staff at least two nutritious meals each day
  • Financially supporting the purchase and installation of a water treatment system at St. Vincent's
  • Sending medical personnel to work at clinics in Port-au-Prince
  • Connecting adoptive parents with children in need of permanent, loving home

The opportunities to help in Haiti are vast, from hand-on trips, to conducting fund and supply drives, to financially supporting our programs. Donate now or find out how you can help.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR WORK

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