‘Mom and Pop’ Philanthropists Sustain Haitian Hopes

by | Mar 27, 2011 | Vincentian Family | 3 comments

These “mom and pop” philanthropists are proving that micro-aid philanthropy can make a difference in people lives. It is a style of philanthropy called micro aid – Reginald Amide, a student from St. John’s University in New York City, helped to organize a Haiti relief dinner last month with the university’s Haitian student organization. The dinner’s proceeds were donated to Zafen.org, a new microfinance website. Edlyne Abellard, a 43- year old registered nurse from New Jersey, conducted a clothing drive at her church and shipped her donations to Port-Au-Prince, where she was born. She and her husband have also increased their monthly donation to a private school that was destroyed by the earthquake.


  • Have you ever considered organizing something to support the Vincentian Family’s efforts in Haiti?
  • Are you aware that Zafen.org makes it easy for a group of friends to bundle their support?





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