Open Doorways would like to invite you to its annual Spud and Steak fundraiser held at the Beausejour Legion.  Come join us on Saturday April 23rd, doors open 6:00pm.  There will be a silent auction and 50/50 draw throughout the evening as well.  This is a great opportunity to show your support for ODO and enjoy good food and company!  Tickets are limited and this has been a sold out event over the past few years.   Please contact us for tickets by April 18th through our Facebook page, or by email.  Tickets are available for pickup in Beausejour at Scoop-a-Lot and Beausejour Tire.

Fundraising events such as this help us to raise money to meet our operating budget of approx. $3,000 USD per month.  With the decline of the Canadian dollar over the past year, a significant strain has been put on ODO resources.  We would like to establish and maintain a regular donor base to ensure the stability of cash flow, fund a vehicle purchase and any future education costs for the children.  We would like to encourage you to become a dedicated monthly donor so we can continue to provide for the children so they can have a bright and stable future.  For ease of making monthly or one-time donations we have set up automatic banking withdrawals.  Please see the attached link below to fill out a donation form.  It can be returned to ODO via email or mail.


ODO was very fortunate to have Ecole Beausejour Early Years School host numerous fundraisers over the past few years.  Most recently, playground equipment was purchased for the children.  It was built and installed by local Haitian tradesmen, and completed early this year.  Above is a picture of the children enjoying their new playground structures.  We are so thankful for all the hard work and support EBEYS has given Open Doorways!  It’s so exciting when other organizations become involved with ODO and host fundraisers.   If you or an organization you’re involved with have any interest in hosting a fundraiser for ODO, please feel free to contact us.

We keep regular contact with our Haitian Project Manager, Gerald Augustine.  He was happy to pass along to us that most of the children were doing did very well on their last report cards.  As well, they have been able to exchange letters with children from Willowdale Church in Tyndall, Manitoba.

Last month the birthdays of 5 ODO children were celebrated (Widena, Lele, Wideline, Sonson and Andyson).  They had a party to celebrate and enjoyed some cake and Coca Cola!  Below is a picture of them posing proudly with their cake!

ODO Birthday Party

The late Irene Turner

With Christmas 2005 just around the corner, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a country full of opportunities and blessings. Most of us have more than we need and a thought came to my mind as we try to find the perfect Christmas gift for our family and friends to show our love and friendship. In support of Open Doorways Orphanage, what a wonderful time of year to consider giving on our loved one's behalf to the project instead where the gift will be used to bring opportunities and blessings of hope, peace and love to those who are desperately in need. This could also be a year-round consideration for birthday time, anniversary time, or in memory of someone.

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