We Need You!

We are looking for volunteers to support our June Fundraisers!  Email Ashley at ashley@caneille.org if you are interested.

Friday, June 23rdBrat Fry

Join us at the Festival Foods Brat Barn (W3195 Van Roy Rd, Appleton, WI 54915) for our first brat fry of the summer. We are in need of one volunteer from 8:30 – 10:30am and two volunteers from 3-5pm.

Friday, June 30thGarage Sale

Support our annual garage sale in a few different ways! Join us at the Zornow’s Home (1009 N Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54911) to volunteer anytime between 9am – 5pm, donate items, shop the sale or all of the above! The sale will include baby clothes, kitchen items, wall art, small furniture, collectibles and more.  Share these details with family and friends and encourage them to stop by!

Summer Volunteer Opportunities!

We’d love for you to join us this summer as a volunteer at one of our upcoming events! Email Ashley at Ashley@caneille.org if you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities.

Saturday, June 3rd 9am – 4pm

Garage Sale

1009 N Oneida Street, Appleton, WI 54911

CRDF is holding its annual garage sale to raise funds to support Lekol de la Grace de Caneille (The School of Grace of Caneille).  We are looking for a few volunteers to help out throughout the day.  Duties may include set-up, assisting buyers, and clean-up at the end of the day. The sale will include baby clothes, kitchen items, wall art, small furniture, collectibles and more.  Even if you aren’t able to help out, share these details with family and friends and encourage them to stop by!

Friday, June 23rd noon – 5pm

Brat Fry

Festival Foods Brat Barn  W3195 Van Roy Rd, Appleton, WI 54915

Brat Fry season is in full swing and we have a few opportunities throughout the summer.  For our first event, we need volunteers to assist with selling brats/hamburgers to the lunch crowd and into the afternoon hours.


Saturday, July 15 9am – 5pm

Saturday, August 19 9am – 5pm

Brat Fry

Festival Foods Brat Barn  W3195 Van Roy Rd, Appleton, WI 54915

Looking for help throughout the day at both our July and August Brat Fry’s. Volunteers needed to assist with selling food and grilling.

Brat Fry 2015

May Pampered Chef Fundraiser

We are excited to announce our next fundraiser! We have partnered with Paula from Pampered Chef to raise funds for the Caneille Regional Development fund just in time for Father’s Day!

May special’s are:

SPEND $75 in Products, receive your choice of one of the following: Ice Cream Scooper, Corn Vegetable brush, Core and More, or the Great Grilling Recipes Cookbook!! How cool is this?

To view a catalog or place an order for the show online click here: Pampered Chef

You can choose how you will receive your order, it can go directly to your house, or it will arrive at our board member Jenny’s house and she will arrange delivery with you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Paula either via telephone or email: Phone#: 920-470-4604 Email: pamperchefpaula@att.net

Thank you for your support! Happy shopping.





Outreach Coordinator

CRDF is now looking to fill a new position on the board, Outreach Coordinator.  If you are passionate about changing lives through education, sharing with others about the needs in Haiti, and have a desire to become more familiar with non-profit work, please contact rebecca@caneille.org for more information.

Outreach Coordinator: IN RECRUITMET

Objective: To plan and execute a community outreach project or event each year

Term: 2 year position


  • Organize a large scale biennial community outreach project to build awareness and cross-cultural understanding in the Fox Cities area
  • Organize a biennial donor appreciation event, also serving to expand our network
  • Responsible for achieving a manageable yearly fundraising goal
  • Attending 6-8 board meetings a year and general board duties


  • A passion for education in the developing world and the ability to inspire others to action
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Ability to coordinate all aspects of an event
  • Great time-management skills and self-motivated
  • Detail orientated

The Caneille Regional Development Fund is a 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing opportunity to rural Haiti.  The organization is based in Appleton, WI but focuses on providing education to a community in Haiti called Caneille.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars! CRDF has a few events coming up that you don’t want to miss!

We are still taking orders for our Fall/Thanksgiving cookies. We have our famous baker rolling out these amazing cookies. This year we will be making: turkeys, pumpkins and leaves. Cookies can be ordered for a $14 donation per dozen. Delivery or pick up will take place November 21st-23rd.

Please email Jane at jane@caneille.org with your order by November 14th.


Fall Cookies


We will be at the Alternative Giving Fair at All Saints Episcopal Church (100 N. Drew St. Appleton) November 19th-20th.The alternative giving fair allows you to purchase gifts that give twice!

November 19th 10:00-3:00 and November 20th from 9:00-1:00.


Do you have that one person in your life that is hard to shop for? They have everything? Why not give them the gift of CORE. By being a CORE supporter you will be part of a group who will make a commitment of 30 dollars a month for a 1-year term.

As a part of the CORE Support Team, you will:

  • Ensure continued access to free primary education in Caneille, Haiti
  • Receive frequent updates on school news and success stories
  • See your impact and connect with students through artwork and class photographs
  • Be part of a like-minded community making a significant difference in the lives of over 200 children and their families

For additional information check out our Core Support Team page.

Additional events that are coming up in December:

Our famous Christmas cookies. We are in the process of determining what cookies we will be offering. What was your favorite Christmas cookie we’ve done in years past? Orders will be collected until December 11th with delivery/pick up December 21st-22nd.

As always, thank you for your support.



Update on Hurricane Matthew

We received news that Caneille took on a lot of rain, but due to our location further inland, the community and the school have fortunately been spared the rough weather much of the coast of Haiti faced. As with major catastrophes in the country, the population must deal with not only the immediate emergency, but also the aftermath amidst lack of basic needs, infrastructure, and emergency support including shelters, medical care, and responders. We are always eager to partner with you in bringing education to rural Haiti, but if you wish to have a direct impact on the families affected by the hurricane, we suggest donating to Partners in Health, which has worked in Haiti for decades to bring emergency medical care to those in need.Partners in Health Webpage