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Art Creation Foundation For Children - 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Organization: Non-Profit Community Development
Facility Type: School
Status: Open

Address:
U.S. ADDR: c/o Profile Marketing Research, 4020 South 57 Ave #101
Lake Worth, FL 33463

Rue Dupré Turnier #2, Jacmel, Sud-Est Dept., Haiti
Lake Worth, FL 00000

Region:Haiti, Caribbean
County/Parish:



Main/General Business Number: HAITI: 509 3 874 7474 / U.S.: 561 965-8300 x304
Website: http://www.artforhaitianchildren.org/

Other Contacts:(hidden)

Mission: MISSION

Art Creation Foundation For Children is a non-profit arts organization created for education and personal growth of children in need in Jacmel, Haiti.

VISION

Children achieve self-sufficiency via the arts and education as well as internalize a sense of social responsibility, community and connectedness in partnership with ACFFC staff and supporters

PROGRAM

Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) is a pacifist, non-religious, apolitical, NGO (Non-Governmental Organization).

Our mission is simple: we teach street children art so that they may have a future. Our children have been selected based on specific criteria. All of the children were between 6 and 11 when enrolled; they had never attended school nor did they eat on a regular basis. Many of our children are orphaned and are destined to a life on the streets. The children who are blessed with family are still living a life of severe poverty that should not exist in a world as advanced as ours. Knowing that these children now have an opportunity for a better life, an education, consistent supply of food and medical care is an overwhelming relief to the children.

We moved to a beautiful facility thanks to our donors, almost two years ago. All along, we had been in an older building that needed repair but given the choice between spending on a building and spending on our children, we had opted to hold off on a move until such time that we could afford it without facing a month without funds for food, art supplies, school supplies and medical care for our children.

It is hard to imagine the obstacles that our directors and our volunteers have to overcome to make this a reality. As of current we have an area for food storage, a kitchen, water, and best of all, several a large room in which the children make and display their work. This may not seem like a monumental achievement, but in Haiti this is one of huge leaps and bounds. As we mentioned before things are not easy in Haiti. It is almost impossible how hard it is to accomplish the simplest of tasks within a country that has no infrastructure.

Despite our uphill climb we are constantly rewarded by seeing our children smile, laugh, and create art that allows them a joy that was never present. It is hard to imagine how empty and joyless these children were when they arrived into our program. Allowing our children to be children is such a simple gift. It is with great pleasure that we work to help make this possible.

As always we are a simple, grassroots, non- bureaucratic organization with no hidden agenda ... all we want is for our children to thrive and be children!


Areas Served: Jacmel, Haiti



This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

FROM THE HAITI CIVIL SOCIETIES ORGANIZATION SITE:

Address in Haiti: Rue Dupré Turnier #2 , Jacmel, Haiti
Phone Number: 509 3 874 7474
Headquarters Address: 4020 South 57 Ave #101, Lake Worth, , United States
Phone Number: 561 9658300
Acronym: ACFC
Contact Name in Haiti: Georges B. Metellus
Phone: 509 3 874 7474
Contact Name at Headquarters: Judy Hoffman
Phone: 561 9658300
Email: jh.acffc @profile-mktg-res.com
Web Site: http://www.artforhaitianchildren.org
Areas of Activity : Arts & Culture, Children & Youth
Year founded : 1st January 2003

Art Creation Foundation For Children is a non-profit arts organization created for education and personal growth of children in need in Jacmel, Haiti.

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FROM THE SITE:

We need your help.

Our budget was just over $60,000 a year (pre-earthquake). Now, we are projecting it to be $80,000 due to the additional 20 children added to the program post January 12 earthquake.

That is $1,000 per child for absolutely everything, for a full year!

$125 = one month average cost for health care for the children
$350 = one month of art supplies
$350 = one child eats every day for a full year

$10,200 = cost to send all the children to school for a full school year
$6,665 = cost for full program participation, for one whole month – everything!

NOT ONE DOLLAR DONATED GOES TOWARD FUND RAISING, ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES IN THE US, SHIPPING, BANK FEES, ETC. THESE EXPENSES ARE ABSORBED BY BOARD MEMBERS.

SOME DAY, WE HOPE TO BE SELF-SUSTAINING!

Again - 0% donor funds used for administration in the U.S., travel, and fundraising, etc.
It is not at all about us … it is only about the children, the ACFFC family!

We greatly appreciate the donation of art supplies (please ask as to what is needed), new or slightly used clothing, and books in French and Kreyol. Please contact us to make arrangements and send to Judy Hoffman in Florida, she will send them along with friends and colleagues when they travel to Haiti, or she will bring them herself. In addition, we have recently been provided discounted/free shipping occasionally to Haiti and take advantage when ever possible.

WISH LIST

ONGOING FUNDING - TO MAINTAIN PROGRAM

ONGOING FUNDING - TO INCLUDE MORE CHILDREN

HIGH QUALITY ART SUPPLIES

LONG CAB PICK UP TRUCK

ARTS OR ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN IN HAITI

Info Source/Changes:
Haiti Civil Societies Organization/org site
(see full history)

Created At: Sun Jul 11 01:43:25 -0700 2010
Updated At: Sun Jul 11 01:56:14 -0700 2010
Updated By: LTel


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