Children of our program
How do you choose children for the Vital Foundation program?
Our Orphanage Director works very closely with our five churches and community members to carefully select children from our local area. The children must have lost their mother and/or father or parent must be in dire financial constraints. Children must be ages 3 to 18 years old to be eligible for our program.
How do I know the children are safe with you?
We have very clear policies and procedures to ensure children in our program are respected, protected and active in their own protection. This means we carefully select employees, and the employees are involved in our schools and churches.
We will supervise all communication or contact between donors or sponsors and the children to ensure no child is at risk of harm. We also thoroughly screen all donors or sponsors if they wish to visit our center in Haiti.
Our staff and volunteers receive ongoing training and support to ensure they can confidently meet their child protection responsibilities. Here’s our Child Protection Policy.
Sponsoring a child
Can I choose a child to sponsor?
Yes you may choose a child to sponsor. Currently we have 15 available girls.
If I sponsor a child, what details will I receive about them?
When you sign up as a sponsor, we'll send you a welcome kit with information about the child, with photos and a short life history. You'll receive updates every six months with school reports when available, photos and details about the child. Meet some of the kids on our program.
How long does my sponsorship last?
It's up to you how long for the sponsorship to last. Our hope and prayer is that you would like to see this child through to adulthood. We have a long-term commitment to the orphans of Haiti, and we rely on donors like you to sustain our goals.
Can I visit my sponsored child?
We think visiting a sponsored child is a wonderful experience and we will help you arrange this. Given logistical issues, any planned trips should be notified to us as early as possible so that we can ensure you get the most out of your trip.
At The Vital Foundation we take child protection very seriously there is a process to go through before we can confirm a visit is allowed which includes police checks. All visits are supervised by our staff in Haiti.
How is The Vital Foundation unique from other organizations?
Our sponsorship strategy is solely focused on caring for children. What makes us unique is that we provide a church, school and an orphanage for the children all in one community center, and all run by our ministry. We are also focused on long-term solutions –community sustainability is important and we understand that. Currently, we are solely reliant upon just your donations. It will take time but we will get there. Right now your monthly pledge will help meet the critical needs of the child you sponsor.
Our mission workers develop specific plans in communities to meet the needs of these children. Programs are created to focus on health, nutrition, community outreach and education.
How can I help?
What's the best way to do this?
You can volunteer for our events, donate, or even just sharing our news on social media.
If you have some ideas for fundraisers contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving money to The Vital Foundation
What the best type of donation to make?
All donations are welcome. You can choose a one-time donation, or choose to sponsor a child – it's up to you.
How do I know the money will go where it's supposed to?
All our financial transactions are 100% transparent. We are a small organization and we track each and every dollar that we receive. We will release a financial report at the end of the year, which will detail exactly how each dollar was spent. We are also always more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have so contact us.