Human Concerns: Haiti Ministry

 

Haiti Yard Sale Information 

We are excited to announce that our Haiti Yard Sale is happening thanks to Dixon's Online Auctions!

We are collecting donated items September 1 through September 11th.  Donated items can be dropped off directly at Dixon's Auctions. When dropping off donations, please tell them your donations are for the Redeemer Haiti Yard Sale.  Dixon's Auctions is located in Virginia Center Commons at 10101 Brook RD (It is in the space where Old Navy used to be).  Follow the link to set up an appointment to safely drop off your donations.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084faba62fa7fb6-donation  

The auction will take place online from September 14th-Sept 25th at https://www.dixonsauction.com/.  Purchased items can be picked up by appointment on Saturday Sept 26th.  

Due to our virtual format during COVID, we will not be accepting clothing or linens this year.  We ask that as you are choosing what items to donate, please focus upon items valued at $10 or more.  Thank you for your support of our Haiti Ministry both with donating your unneeded items, and with shopping.

Haiti Ministry

The Church of the Redeemer started twinning relationship with AFAL, "The Association of Female Activist in Lascahobas" in 1996. AFAL is a peasant women's organization with over 900 members. These women formed this organization to better the lives of their children and themselves. They started a school for their children, reading classes for themselves, a vocational school for girls to learn how to cook and sew, and a micro bank for members to borrow money at a low interest rate. Redeemer's Haiti Ministry sponsors trips to Lascahobas at least once a year.

Church of The Redeemer's Haiti Mission Statement
Called to "act justly, love tenderly" (Micah 6:8) we, the Church of the Redeemer, are committed to a partnership with our sisters and brothers of Lascahobas, Haiti. We are enriched and transformed by their hope, faith, hospitality, and deep sense of community. In partnership with the women's business group, AFAL (Association of Female Activist in Lascahobas), their school, and the people of Haiti, we walk hand in hand humbly in the presence of God.

The Haiti Ministry works to raise money and to keep the parishioners aware of the needs of AFAL and our continuing relationship with its people.

Fund Raisers:

Yard Sale in September; Student/Teacher Sponsorship at the end of May; “No Room at the Inn” - Display of multicultural Nativity sets and silent auction. Craft Bazaar Booth in November.

Raising Awareness of the Needs of Haiti through updating info on our Haiti Wall; distributing info during Children's Liturgy of the Word; Articles in the Good News; and sharing updates during Haiti Solidarity Week each February.

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (via Zoom)

Trips: Yearly trips are made- and are on hold during COVID 19. Cost is approximately $700 when at least one fund raiser is worked by the participant.

If you are interested in joining our ministry and would like additional information, please read our Welcome Packet or contact our co-chairs:

Carolyn Brand and Susan Darling

 

To see pictures from previous visits, click here