HAITI 101 EVENT - SAT. JUNE 16, 7-10 pm

Help Support Our Mission Trip to Haiti in July! Donation: $25 - Must Pre-Register INTRODUCTION TO HAITIAN FOOD, MUSIC, ART & CULTURE FUNdraiser - HAITI 101 - Sat., June 16, 7-9 PM




Saturday Night, June 16, 7-9 p.m.

This fundraising event will help support our mission trip in July. Several church members will travel to Haiti to run a one-week summer camp for children who attend the Cazale Community Cultural Center afterschool program established by our parishioner, Soledad Jacques. Not everyone can make the trip, but everyone can have a fun time learning more about life in our companion diocese.

Our evening will begin with a short introduction into Haiti’s unique history and culture. Entertainment will include dance, music and stories. You’ll enjoy sampling local cuisine; local handmade crafts and artifacts will be on display, and gifts will be raffled.

This event is by reservation only.Kindly reserve your tickets ASAP by emailing or Questions? Call Janet at (516) 713-8418.

Suggested Contribution $25

Please make checks payable to:

St. Margaret’s Church

Event location:

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church 1000 Washington Ave. Plainview, NY 11803

This past year has been a blessing for me. Not only are the children are doing much better in school, but we also have developed a close-knit bond within the com- munity.

The children recently went on a day trip to a cascade waterfall. I watched their video through tears of happi- ness; their faces were shining with joy.

I’m so excited about our mission trip to Haiti this July. Please join us on Saturday, June 16, for a night of history, great food, music, prizes and much more. Our goal is to share our love of service with a wonderful group of youngsters, to help cover the costs of sending 50 kids to camp, and to give support to those making the trip on behalf of the people of St. Margaret’s.

Thank you!

Soledad Jacques


The Cazale Community and Cultural Center is a non- profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people living in Haiti. We aim to enhance positive social interactions and help the youth build self-esteem and confidence. We do this by offering tutoring and year-round extracurricular activities.

We currently have one after school center in Cazale, Haiti, that is serving about 60 students in elementary and middle school every day with the help of two high school tutors and an adult supervisor. The center is open after-school from 2 pm to 7 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Weekend activities include board games, dance, arts and sports. In coming years, we plan to have educational and cultural excursions to various locations in Haiti.

Beginning in 2018, we will host a one-week summer camp every year for the youth in Haiti in collaboration with youth in New York. This summer camp will build off of the topics discussed during the after-school program including promoting community service, health and hygiene, confidence and self-esteem, and the overall goal of loving your neighbors as yourselves.

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MAY 2018

Summer is coming – and that means kids all over are looking forward to camp! With your help, the Cazale Community Center in the Diocese of Haiti is making headway in providing “camperships” so that 50 Haitian children can attend a one-week summer camp in July. Fr. Isaias and Christie, along with Fal, Derek and Veronica Gibson, expect to join Gina and me on this very exciting mission trip. It only takes $60 to sponsor one child for a full week of fun and fellowship. We have already raised enough money for 10 children.

We’re aware that not everyone will be able to join us in person, but we certainly want you to be with us in spirit! So, here comes Haiti 101: a Saturday evening of Haitian art, history and culture. You’ll enjoy authentic Haitian food and try dancing to some of our best Zouk and Kompa music. Haitian artists will display paintings, as well as arts and crafts items.

You’ll also learn a bit of our past history, who we are and how we got here; our educational system and language; and our religious and cultural traditions.

It will be a fun evening for all at a date in June to be announced. Gina and I look forward to seeing you!

~ Soledad Jacques



DECEMBERSoledad Jacques thanks everyone who has supported the Cazale Community and Cultural Center in Haiti via donations and prayers. She will travel to Haiti this month to continue developing partnerships and programs in the year ahead.

  ~ Soledad Jacques