Q: How many people does The Haitian Health Foundation serve?
A: We provide health, development, and hope for a future to over 225,000 people in over 100 rural mountain villages.
Q: How can I help The Haitian Health Foundation?
A: Your financial support and volunteerism is always welcomed. And, to keep our operating costs low, unrestricted donations are most welcome. We also encourage you to tell others about our work in Haiti and organize fundraising and/or tuna/Spam® drives.
Q: Do you take used clothing or used shoes?
A: No. Shipping used clothing and shoes is very expensive. We only take new summer clothes and new shoes. New underwear is also desirable, especially children’s sizes.
Q: Do you take expired medication?
A: No. Donated medicine should be at least one year from expiration date.
Q: Do you take medical supplies?
A: Usually. Please contact us (hhf@HaitianHealthFoundation.org) before dropping off or shipping any supplies.
Q: What kinds of things can I collect for the poor of Haiti (or for my family, if I’m a Save-a-Family sponsor)?
A: Canned foods (i.e., tuna in oil, Spam®, ravioli, corned hash, beef stew). Keep in mind that the food must be NON-PERISHABLE, as it will sit in a very hot land-sea container for several months before reaching our clinic in Jérémie. Other suggestions include: soap, crank flashlights, radios, watches (with extra batteries), and solar calculators. Contact HHF (hhf@HaitianHealthFoundation.org) for more suggestions.
Q: How do I send these supplies/material donations to Haiti?
A: Send them to our office in Connecticut (HHF, 97 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360). We will pack them onto a 40-foot land-sea container—we send one about four times a year to Haiti. Call our Connecticut office at 860-886-4357 to volunteer to help us pack—it’s quite an experience! Because of complex Haitian customs and duties regulations, no supplies should be sent directly to Haiti; call our Norwich office for more information.
Q: Where can I learn more about traveling to Haiti to support HHF?
A: We rely on the support of our volunteers willing to travel to Haiti. Learn more about how you can help.