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Buy Tickets for Sionfonds September 25, 2016 Fundraiser, Dinner and Auction

Buy Tickets for Sionfonds September 25, 2016 Fundraiser, Dinner and Auction

Please join us for our annual fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4pm to 8pm
@ Venga Paella
229 Brush St
Oakland, CA
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We hope you will join us and bring a friend.
It is a fun party for a great cause.
Tickets are $45 each

We will have tapas, pealla and drinks.
Rolando Moralas will set the tone with his beautiful music.
Our silent auction promises great deals and an excellent way to support education in Haiti.
A lot has happened this year at our schools and we have some exciting plans for the future we would like to share with you.

Dinner will include cocktails, sangria, or wine, appetizers, salad and Paella.

Hope to see you soon !

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Here we go. November 2012 Med Trip

Here we go. November 2012 Med Trip

There are 16 team members this trip 15 from the US and one from Canada. Most of us leave home today to meet up in Miami and fly in  to Haiti together  tomorrow morning but some of us are already on our way. Getting to this point has taken a great deal of hard work and commitment by our team members and their support systems.

So lets start out our trip by thanking everyone who helped us on our way. There is no way we could do this without your support of medicines, vitamins, childcare  and $$$$.

Thank you, I wish that you could see what we are about to do it is remarkable. We want you to know that right from where you are, you are contributing to the success of our mission. Thank you, Thank you.

We will try and keep you posted here as time and internet allows

Thank you again

Annie Blackstone

Finding the Words, Making a Website

Finding the Words, Making a Website

It would be hard to imagine a more grassroots or organically grown organization than Sionfonds for Haiti. So much so, in fact  that we have grown, mostly, without being aware of it. what I mean to say is we knew we were growing and working and doing important things for the families we serve, we did not however, create a plan in advance to explain how or why we do what we do. Children do not explain or plan out why or how they must grow they just do it, and so it has been for Sionfonds. We have grown because of the inherent need of our mission, to help Haitian families.

Creating this website has necessitated that we step back and attach words and concepts to what we do and have done, in order  to be able to represent our organization in a way that will give us validity on the web, with our donors, funders partners and the world wide web in general. I think most organizations start from the other end of things. They have an idea or see a need, write proposals and grants, get funding and then start working. We were working before we had funding. It is the work, the vision that drives us, I think we are this way because Sionfonds is inherently Haitian which means we cannot wait for money to live. We must live in faith that living will triumph.

Creating the website and learning how to portray Sionfonds and our work in Haiti has been a challenging and friutful experience. Getting clear on who we are, what we do and why we do it, has been very rewarding and I hope it will allow us to communicate clearly with you and anyone else who takes the time to visit our website.

Two words are at the heart of what we do, Capacity Building. We are laying the foundation for Haitian families, to rise out of poverty. Capacity building is not an overnight fix, but the history of Haiti has proven that there are no quick fixes. It takes time and dedication to create change and empowerment through understanding and education. Hopefully this website will also lay the right foundation for our donors to understand how important their contributions are. How important it is that we support Haitians teaching and empowering each other.

On our old website home page  we had the saying.

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for life time .”

Sionfonds for Haiti  work is  still as simple and complicated as that.