Advent Haiti Appeal of 2017
Dear Lasallian Colleagues,
On behalf of Brother Dennis Lee, Visitor, I invite you to join us in our 5th annual DENA Advent Haiti Appeal to raise much needed funds for Saint Jean Baptist de La Salle School and the Women and Children’s Health and Nutrition Centre, both located on the Lasallian educational compound in Port Au Prince, Haiti. We ask that you consider doing something, no matter how modest, to help support these ministries. Brother Dennis and Alan Weyland recently returned from a visit to the Brothers’ community, school, and Women and Children’s Health and Nutrition Center, it was Brother Dennis’ first trip to Haiti.
Last year, we raised $20,966 that went directly to assist with the educational needs of the school.
The school continues to thrive, current enrollment is at 645 youngsters from pre-K to the newly established grade 9! The intent of administration is to begin a secondary academic program next year with the plan to have four grades (10-13) as is the system in Haiti. The District of Eastern North America continues to play an important and vital role in the Lasallian mission of education in Haiti. Manhattan College and La Salle University have been involved in student mission-immersion trips for the past several years. La Salle University’s School of Nursing has been working with the Sisters at the local clinics for several years now and in the spring of 2018 the Calvert Hall will conduct the first DENA high school mission-immersion trip!
I invite you to consider supporting a project or two listed here on this page as part of your Advent activities. These projects come directly from conversations that Brother Dennis and Alan had with the school administration during their most recent visit and will have the greatest impact on the educational community. Thank you for all that YOU do and for your consideration of this opportunity to make a transformative difference for our very poorest neighbors. Live Jesus in our hearts!
Associate Executive Director
Office for Mission and Ministry
If you are interested in having a presentation on the educational ministries in Haiti, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy this special Haiti Solidarity Week 2017 video by Ed Sirois, La Salle Academy, Providence
Mail your donation to:
Br. Dennis Lee, FSC
District of Eastern North America
444A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Payable to: FSC DENA Memo: Advent Haiti Appeal 2017