In 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: