Join Global Missions Ministry’s Fundraiser for VillageMed’s “Haiti’s Healthy Child Project”
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church and VillageMed have been in partnership since 2016 to build a pediatric clinic in Layaye, Haiti. The country has the highest maternal, infant, and under-five child mortality in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti’s children are struggling against conditions easily preventable and treatable, such as malnutrition, respiratory infection, diarrhea, and malaria.
You Can Help
Over the past four years, Nineteenth Street has raised $76,000 of a 5-year or $100,000 commitment to VillageMed. In past years, we’ve encouraged church members and friends to sign up for teams for the Haiti Walk 5K fundraiser. This year, we’re all Team Nineteenth Street. If we all pitch in, we can hit five years and $100,000.
Join the Haiti Walk 5k
We plan to host a socially distanced in-person walk this fall, now that more people are being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Stay tuned to this page for details.
Make Your Donation Today
Whether you walk or not, you can make a donation today. And, tell a friend. Any amount you can contribute is appreciated. To help us meet our goal in this final year, we’ve amassed some great thank you gifts.
- Give $15 and you’ll receive a reusable bag imprinted with Matthew 28:19
- Give $40 and you’ll receive a 2020 (remember, we all missed a year) Carbon Footprint T-Shirt
- Give $50 and you’ll receive both the Matthew 28:19 bag and a Carbon Footprint T-Shirt
Give A Generous Gift of $500 and Receive One Original Piece of Haitian Art
Dimensions Approximately “19×12”; “17×14”
- There are 10 pieces that will be given on a first-come basis based on the timestamp of an online donation or the postmark date on the envelopes of donations sent via the mail
- The gallery below includes all 10 original pieces
Give A Generous Gift of $1000 and Receive One Original Piece of Haitian Art
Dimensions Approximately “35×28”; “41×29 1/2”
- There are three pieces that will be given on a first-come basis based on the timestamp of an online donation or the postmark date on the envelopes of donations sent via the mail
- The gallery below includes all 3 original pieces
A Very Special Auction – Date To Be Announced
During the Haiti Walk 5k kickoff Haitian artist Florence Louis-Charles contributed a piece of art that we’re making available to you. The art piece Tent City 1 is 1 of 3 limited edition paintings inspired by the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The earthquake devasted the country and long after the earthquake, Haiti’s landscape was marred by piles of concrete rubble and clusters of blue tents, as people were forced to live outside. Tent City captures both the devastation but also the vibrance and resilience of the Haitian people. The artist explains, “ Tent City 1” is the most accurate portrayal of what the landscape looked like after the earthquake of 2010. There was still rubble and blue tents grouped across the capital but the sun still shined brightly in contrast to the lingering devastation. One of the most striking sights for me was the scenery in the public plaza in front of St. Pierre Church where I attended mass every Sunday as a little girl. Tent City 1 is a reflection of that scene.”
We invite you to bid on Tent City 1. The opening bid is $500. Bids must be made in increments of $20.00. The Auction will be held at a date that will be announced soon.
Florence Louis-Charles was born and raised in Haiti until moving to the USA permanently during her teen years. She has always shown a creative inclination from the time she was a child. She developed a special interest in color as a way to express the vibrance of her culture. Florence would draw at every chance she got, to the point of sculpting designs out of her rice and beans during mealtime. Around the age of 10, Florence was introduced to watercolors by her father who also drew and painted. Florence enjoys exploring different mediums, styles, and techniques as a way to evolve artistically. The goal of all of her pieces is to present the beauty, complexity, and richness of Haitian culture while sparking emotion in the viewer.
You Can Support Haiti’s Healthy Child Project
Using Any of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church’s Giving Options
Online and App
You’re always welcome to give by mail or hand delivery. Our address is:
Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
4606 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Whatever method you choose, make sure to note that you are supporting the Haiti Walk 5k. If your contribution qualifies you for a T-shirt, include your size.
Let’s Finish Strong
Our goal is within sight. The land has been donated and plans have been drawn – all we need now is you! When you join “My Carbon Footprint Is In Haiti: Steps Forward 2021,” you give much more than money. You give children in need hope and a chance to live their dreams.
Have questions about the Haiti Walk 5k, email email@example.com.