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
The Coronavirus has found its way to Haiti and disrupted their daily lives in the same ways it has ours. A lack of infrastructure and conditions that make the ability for containment difficult, will only amplify the situation there. Our school is closed and our families have been given a “Stay at home” order. Our students are resilient and are far too familiar with studying at home as they did for a good portion this past fall during countrywide protests and unrest. They will get through this.
While we fortunately have generated some savings to continue supporting our fifteen employees in Haiti, we still ask for your assistance with these ongoing expenses. Haiti does not have resources such as unemployment to sustain them during times of hardship. Our employees rely on this pay to survive and we will do everything we can to continue supporting them. Our teachers are providing lesson plans to all the parents at our school. They have been instructed on how to help their children continue their studies at home and will be checked in with weekly. We ask that you consider donating to Destined for Grace in an effort to continue supporting our Haitian employees and students. Any amount you can give would be most appreciated.
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.
We look forward to the day when our school is back open, everyone is healthy and well and we can resume business as usual.
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. We have plans to build another classroom on our campus that will allow the 5th and 6th grade classes to have their own space. This building project is projected to cost $12,000.00. If you would like to donate to this cause you can do so by clicking the donate button below or sending a check to our PO Box. Indicate that your donation is for our building fund.
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.
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
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.
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 during store hours. Receipts are available upon request. 5960 Hollister Goleta, CA 11AM – 6PM Monday thorugh Saturday 12PM – 5PM Sunday We accept donations at 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, 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.
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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