The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer

The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer CRDF is fortunate to have had many volunteers help us over the past twelve years. Volunteers host fundraisers, serve on the board, and even travel to Haiti to help with projects. We have a brat fry on Friday, August 17th at Festival Foods on College in Appleton, 10am-5pm. Like … Continue reading The Top Eight Reasons to Volunteer

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Matching Campaign

Since 2006, the Caneille Regional Development Fund has educated over 700 individual students as well as coordinated adult literacy classes, seed distributions, and emergency medical transport. However, our recent community survey shows there is more work to do:   “Education is the single most important determinant of an individual’s ability to escape poverty in Haiti.” … Continue reading Matching Campaign

Workshop & Upcoming Community Talk

The Caneille Regional Development Fund is currently hosting a Leadership, Creative Solutions, and Community Development Workshop for a group of community leaders from rural Haiti. The ten elected CASEC members arrived in Appleton on May 9th and will continue their workshop before returning to Haiti at the end of the week. Now halfway through their … Continue reading Workshop & Upcoming Community Talk

Leadership Workshop for Haitian Visitors

CRDF is excited to announce that eleven Haitian leaders will visit Appleton in mid-May for a Leadership, Creative Solutions, and Community Development Workshop. The elected officials will learn new methods, development philosophy, and tools that they can apply to enhance their communities in Haiti. These individuals govern rural and peri-urban areas of the Central Plateau … Continue reading Leadership Workshop for Haitian Visitors

Pen Pal Exchange with Photos

How old were you when you received your first piece of mail? Was it a birthday card on your sixth birthday? A colorful children’s magazine full of stories and photos? For students in Caneille, receiving a letter is incredibly unlikely, even for older family members, due to wide-spread illiteracy within the country and a postal … Continue reading Pen Pal Exchange with Photos