2020 Pen Pal Exchange Wrap Up

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

2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos

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

2020 Trip Update 2

Salut! Hello again. Oliver and I are having a fun, productive, safe time in Haiti. On Wednesday, Oliver, Bastia, and I drove just past Hinche to visit a CASEC member. In 2018, CRDF hosted 10 CASEC members for a Leadership and Nonprofit Development workshop in Appleton, WI. CASEC members are elected officials in Haiti, similar … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 2

2020 Trip Update 1

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

Holiday Shop with Scrip to Support CRDF

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