On August 14, 2021, a devastating earthquake hit the southern region of Haiti and you responded generously. Because of your support, we were able to send two containers of food, emergency kits, and PPE to equip families immediately and with the three containers we are currently working on, we will provide 2 million meals and 1,700 families with emergency kits. Our emergency response continues with our in-country partner Food For The Poor Haiti. Learn more here.

Thank you for helping us change and save lives in Haiti.

As we continue to respond to the earthquake, we are raising funds to build homes in Bezin for families displaced by the earthquake. In 2018, with your generous support, we built 30 homes in Bezin. Please help us build another 30 homes in 2022.

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A partnership of Jamaican Diaspora raised $12,500 through the Device for Every Child Initiative, and we will purchase 50 tablets for children in Jamaica later this month. Thank you for helping close the digital divide. Click here to learn more.

In Portland, Jamaica, Goodwill Early Childhood School is under construction and scheduled to be finished this fall. Goodwill's students look forward to being in their new school in January 2022.

Canadian volunteers are close to their fundraising goal to build Port Maria Infant School, our 36th school in Jamaica. They are excited to meet the Port Maria community and get to work in March 2022. Learn more about our next school build.

Through our scholarship program, our donors provided 25 primary school children in Jamaica with tuition, books, and lunch. This is the beginning of important ongoing educational support.

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The It Takes A Village to Build A Village campaign has completed 45 of the 60 homes that you funded in the village of Derac in northern Haiti. Forty-five families have moved into their beautiful new homes over the last nine months.

The remaining 15 homes will be completed and every family should be home this Christmas. Learn more here.

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Last year, you built a Community Centre in the remote village of Baramita, Guyana. This year, with your help, a library has been added to the Centre. A new chicken coop project has also been started to support the community.

Our next initiative in Baramita is establishing fruit and vegetable family gardens providing sustainable food sources. Read more here.

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Last Christmas, we asked you to help build a Vocational Training Centre in the village of San Antonio, Honduras. On September 8, 2021, the grand opening of Centro Basico Vocacional Zoyla Esperanza Urquia took place.

The Centre is being used for grades 7, 8 and 9 education and agricultural training as well as for women's empowerment training and career counselling for youth. Elsewhere in the community, we are working with beekeepers and coffee farmers to provide them with income generation resources. Read more here.

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Legacy Giving Event

On October 19, 2021, please join us for a virtual event on the benefits of leaving a legacy gift. Facilitated by Tanya Rumble, our panellists Audrea Golding, Don Levy, and Deborah Williams will help you understand the profound impact of leaving a current or planned gift.

This event is open to anyone interested in learning about legacy giving, including donors of all sizes and the professional advisor community. Stay tuned for more information.

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This Thanksgiving, FFPC staff and Board are thankful for the support of our generous Canadian donors. We have responded to emergencies in St. Vincent and Haiti, and we continue to save lives, transform communities, and renew hope. In San Antonio, Baramita, Derac, Bezin, Portland, and St. Vincent, families appreciate your compassion. Thank you for making this important work possible.

Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe,
The FFPC Team

 
         
 
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