Direct Giving to SOPUDEP and the People of Haiti
Sawatzky Family Foundation
The Sawatzky Family Foundation is a Canadian registered charity and was stared in 2008 specifically for the support and advocacy of the SOPUDEP organization. After six years, it remains SOPUDEP's largest financial contributor. sffhaiti.org
If you would like to donate to SOPUDEP online, you may give through the PayPalDonate link or the Canada HelpsDonate Link (Giving through Canada Helps, Donors can setup monthly giving, have the ability to purchase charitable gift cards for family and friends and the ability to give stocks and shares), or you can send a check or money order to:
The Sawatzky Family Foundation,
PO Box 626, 25 Peter Street North,
Orillia, ON. Canada,
Phone: (705) 345-5593
Thank you for you generosity,
via Marin Interfaith Task Force (Tax Deductible For US Residents)
The folks at Marin County Interfaith Task Force accept donations and, for a flat 5% fee, forward them directly to SOPUDEP School. Their involvement simplifies transferring money to Haiti and their status as a charitable organization in the United States makes your donation tax-deductible. To Make a Tax-Deductible Donation Make your check or money order out to:
Marin County Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
PO Box 925, Larkspur, CA 94977
Voice: (415) 924-3227
Fax: (415) 924-3227 (same as voice)
Other Supporting Organizations (by project)
Hot Lunch Program
SOPUDEP's Hot Lunch Program is a vital part of their school. Not only does it provide a daily meal for the students and teachers, but for other members of the community as well. It feeds around 700 people five days a week and for many this is the only regular meal they will receive.
In of October 2010, Feed Them With Music (FTWM) took over the funding of this Hot Lunch Program. This is FTWM first long-term pilot project at full funding. They are providing for such an important program for the community of Morne Lazarre.
Paul Frantzich, a songwriter and music executive from the US, founded Feed Them With Music, an organization looking to feed the worlds hungry with funds raised through concert ticket sales.
New School Design and Construction
World Hands Alliance
World Hands Alliance are a group of architects and engineers out of New Mexico that Is committed to introducing appropriate building material solutions and architectural design to create a permanent solution in the third world and specifically Haiti.
It was after the earthquake that WHA made contact with SOPUDEP and since late 2010 has been in the construction phase of building the new SOPUDEP School.
Beyond this, they are working on permanent housing design and construction projects in Port-au-Prince utilizing superior building materials and green technologies.
School Composting Toilets
Partners with Haiti are building water-free toilets/latrines and compost bins which are odourless, safe, and simple. They produce organic compost to fertilize farmer's fields to grow much needed food.
They have a pilot project underway as of January 2011 to build 5 units for Institution Mixed de SOPUDEP School. This project confirms to a simple technology resulting in consistent high quality compost.
PWH believes this will improve sanitation standards as well as maintain sustainable agriculture with the least capital investment and with maximum environmental dividend.
Brooks Pepperfire Foods is a Canadian manufacturer specializing in all-natural, fair trade pepper infusions and premium pepper sauces. Peppermaster(R) is their flag-ship brand.
In 2009, Ryan Sawatzky from the Sawatzky Family Foundation approached Greg and Tina Brooks to see if they might be able to help out with providing additional funding for SOPUDEP School's Hot Lunch Program. They responded by developing a line of Salsa's and hot sauces called Haitian Fire, using flavors and ingredients local to Haiti - one being a Goat Pepper grown by a Haitian farmer in the Central Plains.
$2.00 from every Haitian Fire and Noula Coffee product sold goes to SOPUDEP School. They are also using this line to support local Haitian Farmers.
This product is of the utmost highest quality!
Sanctuary for Kids Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises money for international and Canadian charities. Sanctuary for Kids particularly supports charitable organizations that provide vital services to youth and children who need protection and are in crisis- those who are exploited, dispossessed and threatened.with the right of safety in their lives. Please visit www.sanctuaryforkids.org to learn more.
We thank all these organizations for their support!