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
Donate online via PayPal or major credit card:
Other ways to support us:
Lamp for Haiti Board Member Richard Evans has generously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales of his first book to the Lamp. In Health and Capital: A Rational Path to Fairness and Efficiency in American Health Care, Dr. Evans reviews the moral and economic costs of the present health care system. A long time friend of Medical Director Dr. Jim Morgan, Richard Evans has supported the work of the Lamp since its inception. Richard Evans earned a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 1988 and a master’s of Public and Private Management from Yale University in 1991. Health and Capital is available online here
The Lamp for Haiti is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions. Your donation to the Lamp is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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 that you consider donating at least a dozen pairs in good order; while we greatly appreciate all donations, because of the costs of transporting and distributing we cannot make cost effective use of individual pairs.
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 a fundraiser when the cause is so clearly worthwhile.
If a fundraiser might be a possibility for you, give Henry Reimer a call at 267-499-0516, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be very happy to provide printed materials and help you develop your idea.