Providing Powdered Infant Formula to Vulnerable Malnourished Haitian Life.
Building an Orphanage
After four years of providing the entire supply of formula for a small orphanage in Haiti through the Formula for Life Run/Walk and Silent Auction, the Formula for Life team has taken on an even more impressive project - building a larger orphanage, increasing the capacity from 24 to 40. It will take just $50,000 to buy the land and build the orphanage. Give online, select Formula for Life.
Mission: "To improve the nutrition of poor and sick infants of Haiti"
Items that are still needed for the orphanage building: Scaffolding system; Ceramic tiling; Lighting fixtures and wiring; Gutter and downspouts; Wood trusses; Gas-powered electric generator; Gas-powered, portable masonry miser; Solar panels; Wind-powered generator with tower; Construction lighting; Paintbrushes; Masonry tools; General carpentry tools; Personal hygiene items like toothpaste, shampoo, etc.
Cortney Shepard, a 2009 biology graduate of University of Saint Francis, put together the effort to start a formula drive and to raise money to contribute to the purchase of infant formula and vitamins. It was after Cortney had participated in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic that she came up with the idea of raising money and collecting formula to help out the needy in Haiti.
"As you did it to one of the least of these My bretheren, you did it to Me." -Matthew 25:40