For the Giving Tuesday campaign in 2018, the Sisters focused on raising money for two special projects in Haiti, both of which will benefit children like those that were so near and dear to the heart of our foundress, St. Julie Billiart. Simply put, these projects provide scholarships and bread for some of the most vulnerable children on the island.
Sissy Corr, SNDdeN, Director of International Programs for the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, is at the center of these projects, which grew out of the Notre Dame Boulangerie that she was instrumental in building in Les Cayes, Haiti.
You’ll enjoy this short video about the bakery and the enthusiastic, hard-working employees.
Sister Sissy told us that a $150 donation for this project would fund a child’s education for a year, and $100 would provide enough bread to feed 1,000 schoolchildren for a day!
With the help of many generous friens, we were able to collect sufficient donations to send 65 children to school for a year and to deliver 13,000 pieces of bed at school to youngsters who often only eat one meal a day!