Five years have come and gone since the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. The 7.0 earthquake shook hard the small Caribbean nation, destroying infrastructure and lives. The Haitian government places the death toll at over 200,000, making the natural disaster one of the worst the contemporary world has seen. Despite more than $10 billion in humanitarian and development aid there […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ And so this morning, I put everything on pause for an hour and went to the ocean for the saltwater cure…I needed it. In all honesty, my first week in Haiti nearly brought me to my knees. When I was lying in bed with high fever, under […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ I can call Haiti my home for a small length of 3 weeks time now, yet with all that has filled each minute, hour, day, I could say it’s been a long lifetime of happenings. For the first time today, I took an hour to myself – […]
~ By Amber Charne, Temporary Director D2C ~ .5 for 5 – Just another day in Haiti I wouldn’t be in Haiti if all 5 of the tasks that we set out to do this morning were accomplished. Not one, but one half of one task got done! Now that’s more like it…Haitian style baby. […]
~ by Amber Charne, Board of Directors ~ They are dropping like flies. Nicole, our D2C house nanny, was sick in bed for 2 days when I arrived, and now 5 of the 8 kids at our family home are out! One-by-one their joints started aching, high fevers hit fast, of over 103 and the […]
~ by Chanee DeLaney ~ You may have seen previous Facebook posts telling how the boys of Devoted to Children have started collecting plastics to be recycled. Fednel, Francisco, Darwendy, and Darwen are learning about taking care of the environment.
~ By Emily Grace, volunteer ~ “If we want to have real peace in the world, we must begin with the children.” This quote lingers in my mind as I reflect on my time in Haiti. No matter how much time passes from my D2C trip, I can clearly and fully feel the power of […]
Devoted to Children Foundation (D2C) is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the orphaned, abandoned, and enslaved children of Haiti. Our unique vision is centered around the power of yogic practice and principles. Learn more about our Yoga and Mindfulness Initiative.
~ by Samantha Pollock ~ Ted Witt of Clif Bar & Co, and Kristin O’Connell, founder of Devoted to Children (D2C), met serendipitously, in the sleepy Costa Rican village of Nosara. It was there that the two discussed, loftily, a potential relationship between Clif and D2C. It is a manifestation of hard work, devotion and that chat […]
Orphanages are a dime a dozen in Haiti, but are they addressing the orphan crisis or contributing to the problem? The thing that differentiates the D2C Family Home from other orphanages in Haiti, is first; that we are not an orphanage.