November’s Waukesha parade tragedy hit far too close to home for me. It hit on a personal level as a mom who takes her kids to holiday parades and as a friend of those who were there that day and saw the unthinkable. It hit a second time as a nurse and someone trained in trauma-informed care who works … Continue reading When Tragedy Hits Too Close: A Year-end Reflection from Our Board President
There's a new future for textbooks at l'Ecole de la Grace! And, there's a $5,000 matching grant to make it a reality. Our vision is to not only supply students with the books they need, but cut down on waste and make the operations of the school more economically sustainable by reducing the annual textbook … Continue reading The Future of Textbooks in Caneille
You are invited to our 2021 Live Update! The event is an open house, so drop in when you're able to learn all the latest about the school in Haiti and chat with our board members about the newest developments. We have much to share with you about our expanding school and new projects. The … Continue reading 2021 Live Update – You’re Invited!
Around the world, in the United States, and in Haiti, our communities' mothers are among our first teachers. While the surroundings change from home to home, moms here and abroad share the gifts they have to give and the life lessons they've learned. They see what can be, and they take the time, energy, and … Continue reading Board member memories: My mom was essential to my early education
In Caneille, Haiti, one-third of adults have never attended school but, in partnership with CRDF, mothers are changing this story for their children. This spring, let's support their efforts and celebrate mothers with a Mother's Day 5K! The virtual Mother's Day 5K will start May 2 and conclude May 9, on the holiday. Sign up … Continue reading Mother’s Day 5k! Join us for a virtual walk/run
Join CRDF for a Virtual Dinner Party on Saturday, January 9, 2020! Enjoy a night at home with a great meal and new friends. This event is open to CRDF supporters in the Appleton and Milwaukee areas. Register online for a delicious meal from Caribbean Taste (Appleton) or FreshChefMKE (Milwaukee). Masked volunteers will deliver your … Continue reading Sign Up Now for Saturday’s Virtual Dinner Party
Just like that, we are back to celebrating the holiday season although this year will look a little different. With the uncertain times, skip the crowded stores and purchase gift cards for family, friends, and coworkers. Not a gift card type of gifter? No problem, you can still support by purchasing cards to use for … Continue reading Scrip GIFT CARDS for the HOLIDAYS
This year we are going virtual for our Alternative Gift Market. We have been honored in the past to be part of the Alternative Gift Market at All Saints Episcopal Church and some others, but because of Covid-19, we are not able to have the in person Alternative Gift Market. Alternative gifts are a great … Continue reading Alternative Gifts for Christmas
Fox Valley folks, let us shake up your quiet Sunday nights with dinner and a CRDF discussion! On Sunday, November 15, we'll gather virtually for dinner. Sign up for a meal delivery, catered by Caribbean Taste, and login to a CRDF Zoom call with board members Rebecca and Jane. The discussion will center around a … Continue reading November’s Virtual Dinner
Walk a mile, two miles, or consider walking or running a 5k or 10k in our virtual walk/run! Many of our students walk 2.5 miles to get to school in Caneille so see if you can match their daily trek. You can complete your run or walk anytime during the week of October 19-25. Whatever … Continue reading Virtual Walk/Run
“Back to school” looks very different this year and is creating hurdles and complexity beyond the wildest dreams of parents, caregivers, and educators. For kids in Haiti, the struggles around education are often insurmountable regardless of the year. Imagine traveling 2 hours on foot to reach the closest school or purchasing school books when your … Continue reading Back to School
Fox Valley folks, let us shake up your pandemically quiet Friday nights with dinner and a show! Friday, August 28, is your chance for late summer fun. Sign up for a meal delivery, catered by Caribbean Taste, and login to a CRDF Zoom call with board members Rebecca and Jane for a short back-to-school update. … Continue reading Join us for Dinner & a Show!
At CRDF, we love books that help us do better and be better. One of our board members recently read William MacAskill's Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others. The author is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oxford and the co-founder of 80,000 Hours, an organization that … Continue reading Book Review: Doing Good Better
Last week a packet of about 80 letters completed its journey from Haiti to its final destination in Seattle. We were able to finally wrap up the 2019/20 pen pal exchange after several delays caused by the 2019 protests and COVID-19. We want to give a big thank you to Ms. Polda's class in Seattle … Continue reading 2020 Pen Pal Exchange Wrap Up
Bonsoir. Our trip to Caneille was wonderful. You can check out updates 1 and 2 and we'll provide the last of the details here. In this second half of the week, Oliver and I hosted a parent meeting with 150+ community members. We asked what success stories they've seen from students who have graduated from … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos
Bonjour! Rebecca here. I’m the board president of CRDF. I first traveled to Haiti in 2007 and am so happy to be have traveled to Haiti again and again over the past seventeen years. This time, I’m visiting with Oliver, a co-founder of CRDF and current treasurer. In the past year, we had to cancel … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 1
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti's most heavily-populated area. The aftermath, much of which wouldn't be realized and counted until months and years later, was unimaginable. According to NPR, "The earthquake's main shock lasted almost 30 seconds. A series of aftershocks soon followed. An estimated 220,000 died, though Haiti's official estimates … Continue reading Haiti, 10 years after the earthquake
By Ashley Fleming As I write this, it is snowing again and I am quickly beginning to realize how fast the holidays are approaching! If you are anything like me, you hem and haw over what to get those special people in your life, and ultimately end with a gift card. Get ahead of the … Continue reading Holiday Shop with Scrip to Support CRDF
How Students Can Help Provide Education By Ella DeMay My name is Ella DeMay and I am a big fan of the Caneille Regional Development Fund. After having the opportunity to volunteer in the past, I joined the CRDF Board this fall as a Junior Board Member. Through this position, I will continue to support … Continue reading How Students Can Help Provide Education
We are so excited to release this 7-minute video to help tell the story of CRDF and our mission to create opportunity through education in rural Haiti. Since 2006, the Caneille Regional Development Fund has been providing high-quality, free-of-charge education to the rural community of Caneille, Haiti. In this short movie, partners Oliver Zornow and … Continue reading Watch our new video!
The Mother's Day Virtual 5K is back this year! The virtual walk/run will start May 1 and conclude May 8, on Mother's Day. In Caneille, Haiti, one-third of adults have never attended school but, in partnership with CRDF, mothers are changing this story for their children. This spring, let’s support their efforts and celebrate mothers … Continue reading 2022 Mother’s Day Virtual Walk/Run
The 20201 Live Update is tomorrow, October 18th, and we have beautiful 60 degree weather for tomorrow's bonfire. If you haven't RSVPed, you can still do so to Rebecca@caneille.org. The event is a drop-in open house, so come and leave any time between 6 & 8 PM. The address for the event is 1310 E … Continue reading The 2021 Live Update is tomorrow
Unfortunately rain is going to interrupt the October 7th outdoor Live Update, so we are RESCHEDULING for Monday, October 18 from 6pm-8pm. We hope you can still join us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend on the new date. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.