Haiti Orphanage Support

godslittlestchildrenorphanageIn addition to the children cared for before the earthquake, orphanages in Haiti are taking in children on the street who may be newly orphaned or separated from their families or can’t be cared for by family members at this time. Orphanages are providing a safe place to be and food to eat.

It had been difficult for Orphanages to obtain enough food at food distribution points as only a few workers are unable to get supplies for 50-200 children. Orphanages also have been helping the surrounding neighborhood, both out of a sense of duty to desperate people as well as good will plus security for all in that neighborhood.

A collection drive was organized by Veronica Sommers (a Compassionate Response officer) in the Boulder, Colorado area to help support God’s Littlest Angels Orphanage and A New Arrival Children’s Center. Both are orphanages in Haiti severely impacted by the earthquake.

The orphanages are located close together, just outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Items collected will be driven to the Colorado Springs office of God’s Littlest Children’s orphanage where they will ship the items to Haiti to be shared, as needed, with both orphanages.

Pictures from the drive and the orphanage:

Totals Collected

  • 101 cans of formula
  • 9 pkgs of powdered milk
  • 49 boxes of baby cereal
  • 4990 diapers
  • 67 pkgs of wipes
  • 61 bottles of baby lotion
  • 6 bottles of baby powder
  • 26 bottles of baby shampoo
  • 3 boxes of laundry detergent
  • 402 lbs of rice
  • 140 lbs of beans
  • 92 lbs of spaghetti noodles
  • 307 bars of soap
  • 198 toothbrushes
  • 58 lbs of dried fruit
  • 100 blankets
  • 42 towels
  • 11 boxes of bandages
  • 140 candles
  • 81 lbs of sugar
  • 18 containers of salt
  • 18 jars of peanut butter
  • 466 cans of meat, tuna
  • 36 cans of tomato sauce
  • 79 boxes of ibuprofen/tylenol
  • 23 bottles of children multivitamins
  • 10 flashlights with extra batteries
  • 2 tarps
  • 10 plastic buckets