Our Mission

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Through the provision of quality free 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 partners. [...]

Who We Serve


About Haiti The history of Haiti often seems like a series of catastrophes — political, economic and natural — and recent history isn’t likely to dispel that notion. In January 2010 an earthquake leveled the capital, Port-au-Prince and several other urban centers.   The government’s estimate of the death toll was 316,000.  The earthquake left a [...]

Financial Review 2013


  The Lamp seeks to be as transparent as possible in its descriptions of its activities, its finances, its hopes and dreams.  As our vision statement says, “Transparency to the community, patients, donors, and governing bodies is a sine qua non.”   Following this principle, this page presents our financial review for 2013 (click the [...]

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How You Can Help

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    The people of Cité Soleil are still in desperate need of your support and solidarity. Here are some things you can do to help:   Donate by mail: Lamp for Haiti Foundation P.O. Box 39703 Philadelphia, PA 19106 (267) 295-2822   Donate online via PayPal or major credit card:       Other ways to [...]

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    Donate Materials

    Currently the material goods we are most in need of include: Closed-Toe Shoes in childrens’ sizes (e.g. Crocs, Keens or similar): Electrocution is an unfortunately common occurrence in Cité Soleil, especially among children; dwellings typically are connected to the power grid by individuals using ad-hoc materials, making downed wires a constant hazard, especially after heavy rains. [...]

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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 [...]