For those readers who may not know the details, The Lamp Foundation (Lamp for Haiti) operates a full service, permanent, health center in Cité Soleil, which is a huge shantytown on the edge of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is a primary and urgent care center which boasts an all-Haitian staff of 10, including two doctors. All who come are received! Patients receive a consultation with a doctor, lab tests, and medicine. Special services include a women’s clinic (which recently received an ultrasound machine!), a child nutrition program, EKG and X-ray.
Your donation will go directly to the clinic. It is a critical life-affirming institution in a desperately poor community.
Happy Giving Day(s)!
Note, by the way, that Facebook users have a special way to support the Lamp this season. Starting November 29th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match donations to any Facebook fundraiser up to $1000, and Facebook is waiving all fees. The Gates Foundation match stays into effect until December 31 but only until their contribution (1M) runs out, so if you are willing to take the next step, consider starting one now! All donations can be doubled!
(Select The Lamp Foundation in Philadelphia, PA as your charity).