Destined for Grace exists due to your generous donations

It is extremely important that we receive donations so that we can further our work in Haiti and provide children with love, hope and faith.

Please make a donation today!

Donate online by clicking the Donate button below or by mailing in a check. All checks can be made out to Destined for Grace and can be mailed to the address below. Destined for Grace P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, California 93014 Destined For Grace – Children’s Relief is a qualified tax-exempt 501 (c)3 organization.  For your records, our tax id number is 26-3044455


Current Needs


We need your support more now than ever as Ecole Destined For Grace is safely open during the school year. Our students are beyond excited to be back in the classroom learning together. Social distancing is practiced and extreme sanitary measures are taken on the campus. Our teachers and staff have been instructed on helping prevent the spread of Covid-19 and are taking every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of our students. Changes have been made to how the classrooms are set up and how the campus will function. Covid-19 continues to be an increasing threat in Haiti and  we need your support to continue making all of the necessary changes to keep the school safe. 

Many of our students rely on Destined For Grace for an education but also for food. We provide a morning snack along with a hot lunch each day. Feeding our students has become and important and necessary aspect of our project. We are happy that the students will be back at school and have all of our resources available to them.

Please donate by clicking on the donate button or by sending a check to Destined for Grace Children’s Relief, P.O. Box 925, Carpinteria, Ca 93014. As always, donations are tax deductible. 

Building Fund

Over the years, our school has become more established and our class sizes have grown. It has become very apparent that our 5th & 6th grade classes have outgrown the space originally designed for them. Construction is underway for two new classrooms so that our students will have more space to learn and grow. If you would like to contribute towards are ever-growing campus needs, please indicate that your donation is for our “building fund”. 

Meal Program

Each school day the students at Ecole Destined For Grace receive a hot meal for lunch.  Our meal program provides a wide variety of food options for the students including eggs, vegetables, fruits, salmon sauce, potatoes, rice and beans. This program is essential for our students ability to learn in the classroom.  For many students it is one of the only meals they can depend on.  Our students are more likely to attend class and stay attentive when they have been provided a well-balanced meal. Our teachers have seen what a difference this program has made in the students ability to learn and be engaged in the classroom.

Each month we spend $1,000 on food for our students.  If you want to donate to this program please note meal program in your memo line.

Classroom Fund

Now that our new building is complete, we need to furnish the school with desks, chairs, tables and chalkboards for our students to learn!  The following is a breakdown of what the items needed cost:

Desks $35

Chalkboard $40

Tables: $40

Cabinet $60

General Donations

We can always use general donations for ongoing programs at our school to provide our students with a well rounded education.  If you are unsure of what your donation can provide for, here is a general guideline: $1 – pens/ pencils $10 – one student’s books $35 – desk $125- Student’s tuition reading

Please make a donation today!

Donate online by clicking the Donate button below or by mailing in a check

All checks can be made out to Destined for Grace and can be mailed to the address below. Destined for Grace P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, California 93014 We are a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization.  For your records, our tax id number is 26-3044455.

Sponsor a Child

If you would like to sponsor a child’s education at our school in Haiti you can do so for $125 a year. This includes a meal a day for your student, a uniform, basic school supplies and a solar light.  Please send a check to our mailing address P.O. Box 925 Carpinteria, CA 93014 and indicate in the memo line sponsorship and we will match you up with one of our students.  You can also donate online through PayPal just use the DONATE button above.  If you are in the Santa Barbara area, stop in one of our thrift stores and ask about the sponsorship program and we can get you involved.  We are currently accepting sponsorships for the 2018/2019 school year.

Thrift Store Donations

We accept donations at both of our locations during store hours.  Receipts are available upon request. 5960 Hollister Ave. & 5949 Hollister Ave. Goleta, CA 11AM – 6PM Monday through Saturday 12PM – 5PM Sunday   We accept donations during business hours only.  Donations must be clean, in working order, and salable or they will be denied. All donations are accepted at our staff’s discretion. Receipts are available upon request. Call to schedule a large donation pickup, 805-619-0649. We accept some furniture, household items, clothes, shoes, knick knacks, glassware, holiday decorations, etc. All donations are the discretion of our drivers and staff. If they do not think it will sell in our store, they will not take it. We do not accept items such as CRT TV’s/Big screen TVs or computer monitors, beds/bedframes/headboards/footboards/mattresses/box springs/cribs, anything you buckle a child into (car seats, booser seats, strollers, high chairs, etc.), building materials, pool tables/air hockey tables/ping pong tables, carpeting, VCRs and VHS tapes, Chemicals- Paint, Copiers/Printers, Damaged/Soiled/Smelly items, Desks over 40″ in length (including L desks), Encyclopedias, Entertainment Centers/ Armoires, Large Dining Tables, Filing Cabinets, China Cabinets, Exercise equipment, Large appliances, Pianos/Organs, Ceiling fans, window treatments ie blinds/drapes/rods, etc., Skis or ski equipment, Unframed mirrors, UNSALABLE ITEMS, Stereo Consoles/ Stereo Cabinets, Large speakers. Items not on this list are accepted at our discretion.


Supplies for Trips

We need school supplies so that our students are well equipped for the entire school year.  We take school supplies every time that we travel to Haiti.  Our most needed supplies are scissors, pencil pouches, pencil sharpeners and always pens and pencils. We also take personal supplies such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, washcloths, etc. to Haiti on our volunteer trips.  If you would like to make a donation of supplies contact us by email so we can let you know where to drop them off.  Or, you can write a check and indicate supplies in the memo line.

Airline Miles

If you have airline miles (American Airlines) that you know you will not use you can donate them to us.  We travel to Haiti at least three times a year and could always put your extra miles to good use.  Contact us if this is something you would like to do.

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