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Haiti Kitchen for the Orphans


July 20, 2011

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Haiti Kitchen for the Orphans

ONE Children’s Foundation has been working in Haiti since twelve days after the catastrophic earthquake occurred. Our main goal was to locate an orphanage and rebuild it from the ground up. The orphanage we found is located in Leogane, one of the most affected cites in Haiti, where more than 90% of the city was destroyed by the 7.1 magnitude quake. Many more children are now orphans; in Leogane and the surrounding areas there are thirty orphanages, though most lie in ruins. ONE would love to help rebuild all of them, but simply cannot because of its small size. However, we can provide them with at least one complete nutritional meal per day. In order to make this possible, we would need to build a large commercial kitchen and deliver daily meals to orphans who cannot come to the kitchen itself because of distance and lack of transportation.

What we need to make this possible:

Buy land for the kitchen
Hire an attorney to handle legal matters
Hire an engineer
Hire other Haitian workers as needed
Build a commercial kitchen with a large warehouse to store food and supplies
Build 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for staff to live in
Purchase kitchen appliances and furniture
Buy a food delivery truck in the US and ship it to Haiti
Build a water well with a filtering system
Hire necessary staff to run the kitchen (which would include one driver, one security guard, and two cooks).

We are looking for generous, warm-hearted donors who can make this much-needed project a reality. Your help will change and touch the lives of countless children each and every day. Although help has arrived in Haiti due to the efforts of numerous organizations worldwide helping with earthquake relief, hunger and starvation continue to be a large problem. Though starvation among Haitian children, in most cases, did not result from the earthquake itself, hunger in Haiti remains a persistent epidemic that requires our attention.

As we approach getting ready to rebuild the Leogane orphanage, we can, at the same time, use some of the same resources and contacts (such as engineers, construction workers, etc.) to minimize costs.

Make an in-kind donation or become the main sponsor of this project.

Sponsor benefits include:

A plaque with your name as a sponsor in the orphanage kitchen
Worldwide press releases and a press conference at the beginning of the project with another one upon completion.
A food delivery truck containing your logo on the exterior of the vehicle.
A permanent placement of your logo on the ONE Children’s Foundation website with a link to your company website.

For more information, please contact:

Claudia Pinto
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