The board of directors for the Open Doorways Orphanage, located in Haiti, will be holding a fundraiser in Beausejour on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. It will be held at Beausejour Early Years School, 900 James Avenue from 7-9 p.m.

The evening will include a Silent Auction, live auction of larger items, and a cake and pie raffle.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to our orphanage and will be used for its daily maintenance and care of the children and the education fund for their future.

We look forward to seeing you!

For tickets please contact:

Sharon 204-268-1530

Della 204-268-4644

Debbie 204-266-1603

 

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.

DONATION FORM DOWNLOAD

 

IMG 0972

Yvette Mallet, School Director, Ecole Lagimodière, Lorette, Manitoba

On November 2004, Sharon Dugard and myself offered a presentation on Haiti to our grades 7 and 8. This goal was to talk about one of the poorest country in the world and have the students realize the daily challenge that their citizens have to live with. We talked about different aspects including education, population, poor living conditions... It was all very educational for the students who were very interested. Sharon shared her project on building an orphanage for the people entitled "Open Doorways". The students were very touched and once back into class discussed with their teachers of ways they could help and ideas to raise money to support the project. I was very excited because having taught in that country for a month during the summer of 1990, I still feel very close to the people of Haiti.

As a school principal, I think it is very important to teach empathy to our students. Giving them a sense of empowerment shows them that they can make a difference in making this world a better place for every human being.

See more testimonials...