Thursday, April 01, 2010

Announcing the adoption of an Orphanage

BonaResponds has decided to adopt the a Haitian Orphanage in Croix de Bouquets near

Here is some of the background on the orphanage from Kim who is our contact:

"Basically there is a man named Reginald who is the president of a non profit Haitian organization called GRODYSH. They were managing 4 orphanages in Haiti. When the earthquake happened, all the orphanages crumbled. Some of the children died and the rest were in the streets.

Reggie and his workers [searched] the area and found most of the missing children to bring them to his house. He is currently using his house and his land to house the children and keep them in a safe location and off the streets. They have found 116 of their children. He is planning to donate his house and turn it into an official orphanage.

They are also in the process of building more rooms and will need bunk beds, mattresses, and bedding. The house is too small to house all the children, but they have tents in his yard. He currently has builders and is working on building more rooms and a bigger kitchen and bathroom area for the children. He has set up an Applied Scholastics program at his house so the kids are now going to school. The ages range from 2-16."

The orphanage is located at 2 Impasse Jean, Route SOS, Santo 19, Croix de Bouquets
Port-au-Prince Haiti HT6310

So we are going to try and get school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, calculators, back packs, crayons) as well as mosquito netting, first aid supplies, shoes (NOT CLOTHES), a few soccer balls, and other games (wiffle ball, maybe frisbees, etc).

They also need a more permanent food supply, batteries, a more permanent power source (solar?) and much more, but this is at least a start.

These items can be dropped off at the Murphy Building (231 Murphy--ask for the secretary if door is closed) on the SBU campus, as well as the Allegany Park and Shop.


Affordable Housing said...

That's wonderful! I hope you will protect these children and not yield to those seeking to convert them to increase their religious flock, or to baby brokers who see them as lucrative commodities.

FinanceProfessor said...

We will definitely do what we can. Our view is that the better the conditions they live in (and the better education they receive) the less likely they will be to fall prey to the problems you mention.

Thanks! jim

willy said...

Are you aware that this orphanage is owned and run by the Church of Scientology. They are short of labour for their development projects.

Reggie Jean has been in charge of Scientology in Haiti for many years.

Google "Scientology Orphanage Business' and look for the article on ESMB.