Thank you for your generosity. All the children of House of Hope were able to receive presents. We had donations from as a far away as Canada. In Miami, Damarys Velarde, owner of Coconut Grove Montessori, surprised us with an unexpected donation of shopping bags full of gifts. The children were able to enjoy a special meal with meat, truly a treat in Haiti, on January 2 – the date Haiti celebrates both Christmas and the New Year. We were also excited because tiny Mits (shown) who was only 2 lbs when he came to us is now a thriving infant. This was his first Christmas.

Now the children are preparing to go back to school. This is always a busy time at House of Hope. Some children find school very challenging, but they work very hard. The children are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have an education… they know this is the way out of poverty for themselves and their families. So even children who struggle in school give it their very best effort.