Our Mission

Dr. Hyppolite 2017

  Through the provision of quality cost-effective medical care and humanitarian assistance, the Lamp for Haiti works with and for the people of Haiti to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized persons in Haitian society. Our work is done in collaboration with local residents, other Haitian professionals, and both governmental and nongovernmental […]

Message from Jim

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Dear Friends, Last year, for the King holiday weekend, my wife and I visited the Martin Luther King monument; for both of us it was the second time. If you’ve never been there, I recommend it highly. Let yourself be moved not just by the gracefulness of the exhibit but by the profundity of King’s […]

Who We Serve


 About Haiti Haiti is a land of mountain vistas, beautiful beaches, art and music. World class tourist destinations such as the Citadelle la Ferrière in the north of the country only hint at the amazing history of the nation. Haiti was, in the 1700s, the wealthiest colony in the New World, representing over 25% of […]

Lamp in the News

December 2015: Founder Dr. Jim Morgan on TV34 (Montclair)


October 2014: Founder Dr. Jim Morgan on WBEZ (Chicago)

How You Can Help

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    The people of Cité Soleil remain in desperate need of your support and solidarity. Here are some things you can do to help:   Donate by mail: Lamp for Haiti P.O. Box 39703 Philadelphia, PA 19106 (267) 295-2822  Donate online via PayPal or major credit card:  Give a gift from our wish list:  Your gift […]

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    Donate Materials

    Currently the material goods we are most in need of are: Closed-Toe Shoes in childrens’ sizes (e.g. Crocs, Keens or similar):  Closed-toe rubber-soled shoes that are appropriate for hot weather, e.g. Crocs or Keens, are of great use.  The ground in Cite Soleil is extremely hazardous and most children do not have footwear.  We ask […]

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    Host a Fundraiser

    Hosting a fundraiser is a terrific way to make more people aware of the Lamp’s work in Cité Soleil.  It’s a great way to get people thinking about those who are less fortunate than us and a great way to help people contribute in a meaningful way.   It’s hard not to feel good about […]