***FUNDRAISER YARD SALE*** Come on down and support Open Doorways July 13th & July 14th. 9am - 7pm. 400 William Ave. Beausejour. 

Fundraising events such as this help us to raise money to meet our operating budget of approx. $3,000 USD per month.  With the decline of the Canadian dollar over the past year, a significant strain has been put on ODO resources.  We would like to establish and maintain a regular donor base to ensure the stability of cash flow, fund a vehicle purchase and any future education costs for the children.  We would like to encourage you to become a dedicated monthly donor so we can continue to provide for the children so they can have a bright and stable future.  For ease of making monthly or one-time donations we have set up automatic banking withdrawals.  Please see the attached link below to fill out a donation form.  It can be returned to ODO via email or mail.

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ODO was blessed with many donations over 2016. Sunova's Change Machine donated over $500. 2 year old Tavis Lavoie donated $165, money he collected at his birthday party! Christmas was an exceptional time of year, with one family donating over $1500 in lieu of giving gifts to each other. Many more one time donations were excepeted and appreciated from many in the community and other organizations. As well the monthly donors contiune their support.

In November, Founder Sharon Dugard and Board Member Della Markham got a long overdue visit to the Orphanage. The staff and kids are happy, healthy and safe after Hurricane Matthew swept through the country. The Orphange was hit with hard rain, shutting down the school for days but was far enough away from the eye of the storm and did not sustain any serious damage. Sharon and Della were greeted by the 13 children with open arms when they arrived at the Orphange. They got to meet the three new house mothers working at the Orphange and have a good discussion with the director. "It was great to see the children again and even better to see them so happy. We're thankful to how well the staff keeps everything running,"Sharon said. Board members are looking forward to another visit hopefully in the near future.

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Lilianne Gauthier, Secretary, Open Doorways Orphanage Volunteer Board of Directors

Haiti, the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, has countless children struggling daily with the realities of dying, being orphaned, abandoned or sold to slavery. The vision of Open Doorways Orphanage is to establish a home for some of these children who are desperately longing to be individually nurtured with love and given the basic provisions of food, clothing, shelter, safe water, medical care and education. Giving these children the opportunity to embrace the gift of their life and the hope to reach their full potential with dignity can in turn empower them to bring healing and a brighter future for themselves and their country.

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