A. REID , R. JOHNSON AND D. GIBSON FOUNDATION OF HAITI
The orphanage known as A. Reid & R. Johnson Foundation of Haiti is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Bro. Joseph Marcel, Sis. Aldith Reid, Sis. Daisna Gibson, and Pastor Rueben Johnson in 1995. It operates in Port-au- Prince, Haiti with thirty children, a director, four teachers, a cook, a washer, and a caretaker for the children. It is currently sponsored by the United Church of God (Seventh Day) located in Lynbrook, New York.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by ministering to the orphans and disadvantaged children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and educational needs. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1: 27).
Our purpose is to give the children hope through our love, support, and care so that they will develop strength, trust, perseverance, and courage to overcome challenges that they will face in life.
We are committed to providing the children with the basic needs of shelter (housing), food, security, medical attention, nursery, primary, and high school education.
We strive to obtain sponsorships for each child to support his/her ongoing care and find suitable long-term placement in cases where adoption is not possible.
We will maximize every donation receive in order to benefit the children.
We will increase awareness of the orphanage and the reality that each child is uniquely created and deserves to be treated as such, regardless of any handicapping condition.
We will provide the best possible physical and emotional care, protection, and support for as many orphans as we can, for as long as we can and also to foster and facilitate spiritual growth in them.
Our goal is to raise funds to help each child in our care, to improve the condition of the children’s daily life, and help them to obtain educational and daily-life skills for the betterment of their future. We are determined to make them self-reliant and empower them with skills to maintain positive changes, build self-sufficiency and enable spiritual growth.
Orphanages, by nature, are income-consuming and not income-producing. It is very difficult for an orphanage to become self sufficient especially if it has many children. When we accept these children we are accepting responsibility that may last for many years, but too often we do not know where the money for the next month’s food will come from.