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haiti fall fundraiser 2022

In Haiti, “Konbit” is used to describe a traditional form of cooperative communal labor whereby able-bodied folk help each other prepare their fields. It is a time for solidarity and cooperation, especially in the face of adversity.  The Haiti committee is adapting the use of the Haitian word Konbit because it’s the closest word our Haitian resources could offer as a translation for the word “potluck”.

On Mission weekend October 22-23, the Haiti Committee invites all parishioners to attend a “Konbit” potluck in the social hall following each mass.  The main dish, coffee and water will be provided.  Attendees are asked to bring a salad, vegetable, or dessert to share. The committee is asking parishioners to RSVP and provide the number of people attending with you, so we have enough food for everyone.  You can RSVP on the parish website https://allsaintscr.com/ under “Upcoming Events”.

Please join us for an update on our sister parish and enjoy a meal and some social time!

https://allsaintscr.churchcenter.com/giving

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Haiti Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.

Run for pie 5k

We run to support education for the children from the Belle Fontaine region in Haiti.  100% of the proceeds from the run will go towards assisting over 4,000 students in the Notre Dame de Lourdes school system with supplies, books for education, teacher salaries, and continued education for the teachers.  Our assistance allows them the opportunity to become empowered and take ownership of their future.  We work to help Haitians fix problems in their country themselves, concentrating on the systems already operating there, rather than simply patching the symptoms of an impoverished education program. Join us in supporting this effort to serve the children and teachers in our sister parish Notre Dame de Lourdes.
Get all the details here – www.runforpie.com
Get a sponsorship packet here – www.runforpie.com/our-sponsors

September 17, 2022 Race Info:

Haiti Committee members of All Saints, Cedar Rapids, St John’s, Mt Vernon and St. Mary’s, Vinton are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk with 100% of proceeds to benefit over 4000 students in Haiti.

Date and Time: September 17, 2022
-9:00am 5k run/walk
-10:00am 1 mile Fun Run for ages 10 and under
-Pie-pops for runners
-Award ceremony after the Fun Run

Start/Finish:
The out-and-back race will start and finish at the Lisbon City Park on South Jackson Street, Lisbon, Iowa.

Packet Pickup: Race day:  7am-8:30am

Registration:
5k Run/Walk Registration
1 Mile Kids Fun Run

Lenten Alms for Haiti 2022

Our primary mission in Haiti is education. Along the way, we are also forming disciples.

Thanks to your generous contributions and prayers, we have supported education in Notre Dame de Lourdes for more than 20 years. During that time, an estimated 16,000 children have completed 6th grade education at one of the 24 chapel schools in the villages at our sister parish. Additionally, nearly 100 teachers have enjoyed stable employment and a regular salary.

All of these efforts ultimately form disciples, as the chapel schools incorporate faith studies, and during our visits, we hold teacher formation programs.

Throughout Lent, check out the inspiring stories we’ve encountered over the years. We ask for your continued support of the schools, teachers and community of believers at Notre Dame de Lourdes parish.

Your contribution of $150 (the annual cost to eduction one child), or whatever you are able to give, is greatly appreciated.

Contributions may also be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.

haiti fall fundraiser 2021

• Dignity of Human Life.
• Every person is precious.
• Education creates the possibility of tomorrow!

This is the time of year we dig deep to help Haitian students and teachers with their educational funding.

Help reach our goal to provide a decent salary to the teachers of our sister parish of Notre Dame du Lourdes.

https://allsaintscr.com/resources/donate/

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Haiti Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.

Cha Cha school building campaign

Our mission in Haiti is to Serve Others by supporting education.

The priest and administrator of this large parish, Father Jean Eddy
Louis, has asked for our help in raising funds to build a new school
in the village of ChaCha.
It is designed to support 300 students, Kindergarten to sixth grade.
This will also serve students in two nearby villages, Grand Chemin and Bois Dunes. In support of the local economy, local skilled labor will build the cinder block and reinforced concrete roofed school. Building materials must be trucked in from the Port Au Prince area.

Future Cha Cha school for 300 children

We have raised $160,000 so far. This school will provide a safe and secure place for the education of 300 children.

Please click here to donate: https://allsaintscr.com/resources/donate
or
Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “ChaCha School Fund.”

Dear Benefactors
I am obliged once again to ask you for your participation in the construction of the ChaCha school. The construction has arrived in a phase of no return. After several months spent where we are working hard for the realization of this building however, we cannot get to the end because of the lack of funding.
That is why, on behalf of all the children and all the teachers who attend this establishment, I ask you to help us finish with this construction. Your participation will help a lot so that our multiple children do not become delinquents, gangsters because we already have too many who come from the area. We would like to give ChaCha’s children a good education so that they can become citizens able to help their country.

That is why, I come back to you to help us finish this school as soon as possible so that the children can enter it at the beginning of August. Already I say thank you for your generosity towards the children of Haiti and more particularly ChaCha.
Merci,
Père Eddy

Learn more about what a school would mean to the people who live and teach in Cha Cha

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “ChaCha School Fund.”

Thank You, the Haiti Committee of All Saints, Heart of Mary cluster, and St. John the Baptist.

Lenten Alms 2021

We have supported Education in Notre Dame de Lourdes for 20 years. Over that time an estimated 16,000 children have completed their 6th grade education through attendance at the 24 chapel schools in the villages of Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Please click on the link below to contribute.

https://allsaintscr.com/resources/donate/

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.

haiti fall fundraiser 2020

• You can’t have educated students without good schools.
• You can’t have good schools without good teachers.
• You can’t have good teachers without paying them!

This is the time of year we dig deep to help Haitian students and teachers with their educational funding. Help reach our goal to provide a decent salary to the teachers of our sister parish of Notre Dame du Lourdes.

https://allsaintscr.com/resources/donate/

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Haiti Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.

Lenten Alms 2020

We have supported Education in Notre Dame de Lourdes for 20 years. Over that time an estimated 16,000 children have completed their 6th grade education through attendance at the 24 chapel schools in the villages of Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Please click on the link below to contribute.

https://allsaintscr.com/resources/donate/

Contributions may be mailed to:
All Saints Haiti Committee
720 29th St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Please include the notation “Education Support Fund.”

Renmen Bondye, Sèvi Lòt Moun, Fòm Disip
Love God, Serve Others, Form Disciples.