The cost of food, shelter and education in Haiti may seem low when compared to similar prices in the United States, but they are almost impossible for many people.
This is one of the stark realities of being the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Another reality is that few disabled people are able to pay for the educational and medical services they require, thus, many people must forego what they need in order to survive.
At Saint Vincent’s, we are concerned with the formation of the whole child. In addition to classroom teaching, our students receive access to dental and medical care, daily meals, field trips, higher teacher-student ratios, and special educational programs. These extra opportunities are not covered by the cost of tuition, but we believe they are critical in order for our students to develop into healthy and productive adults.
We refer to this as the Tuition Gap.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? FIRST, CONSIDER THE GAP.
Our mission is to provide the resources needed to help our students reach their full potential. In order to do this, we depend on the generosity of others.
THEN, PLEASE SPONSOR A CHILD.
Consider sponsoring a child through our Tuition Gap Program. For $650 a year, your gift ensures that our students receive the valuable services they need. To thank you for your support, you will receive:
- Information about some of our students so you know more about the people we serve;
- Periodic updates during the year;
- A special gift made by one of our children;
- The blessing of knowing you’re making a difference!
To become a Tuition Gap Program Sponsor, please click HERE.
In a memorandum of understanding with the Saint Vincent Centre’s Board of Directors, the Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) has agreed to function as the fiscal agent for SVC. All donations received for the benefit of SVC are tax-deductible, and gift acknowledgments will be provided by CMMH. Funds sent to SVC by CMMH go directly to the Centre’s bank account in Port-au-Prince and are used to pay salaries, buy food, electricity, and cover other operating expenses. Both CMMH and the SVC Board of Directors receive regular financial reports from the Centre detailing funds received and payments made.