Welcome

Welcome to the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia website.  We appreciate your visit and hope you will visit us again as we update this site often.  Please take a quick tour and let us know your thoughts.  We often send notices to Friends of HCP about urgent news, newsletters, social events, educational sessions, member news, and others.  May we ask that you take a minute to complete the contact/comment form to let us know your industry. frequency and types of news you would like to receive from us.  Your personal information will never be disclosed or sold to any organization.  Thank you again for visiting us.  

2016 Gala

You are cordially invited to attend the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia 2016 Gala to be held on December 17, 2016, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center at 700 N Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA, at 7:30 p.m.  We wish to give you an update of our work in Haiti over the past year and to share our vision for the future.  We especially need your support this year as Haiti is in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Access the invite and we ask that you place an advertisement in the gala book.  A special rate is offered to individuals and entities that place an ad no later than November 25, 2016.  We look forward to being in your company on December 17.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us via email or phone (215) 439-5409 or (215) 432-7585

Philadelphia Mobilization for Haiti

When Hurricane Matthew hit earlier this month, it left in its wake a devastated land and population from the Southeast to the Northwest region of Haiti.  As expected in such times, the need for food, water and medicine are always urgent since the sea salt impacts the agriculture, potable water, roads, health and infrastructural livelihood.  Due to the colossal level of damage this time, the current needs are even more dire.

As expected, the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia joined forces with its partner organizations to respond to this disaster, as it had done previously.  Following the 2010 earthquake, the Haiti Rescue Fund was set up in order to bring relief to those in need.  The Fund was conceived to accept ongoing donations year round in anticipation of the environmental costs to the island nation brought about the growing impact of global warming.  Read more….

Donate at HAITI Rescue Fund

Boston2Philly World Premiere

Ladies & Gentlemen,
It is with GREAT PLEASURE we inform you that the 90 Minute, Coming of Age Drama Boston2Philly, shot in over 30 locations throughout the great City of Philadelphia, involving over 300+ actors based out of the Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC  area, is finally ready for release!
The Theatrical World Premiere at the Ritz V Theater will be the first screening of the film just two days before the official public screening of Boston2Philly occurs.
The screening is a personal thank you from the Cast and Crew to all who have supported the making of the film and the mesage it encompasses. We formally invite friends & family of the cast/crew, associates of the numerous organizations involved with the film and key contributors to the Philadelphia Film Community in general.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with KEY members of the Production (Including lead actress Mia Mendez, John Jamison, Tai Birch and Jabez Griggs)
****Tickets can be purchased exclusively online and must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
THURSDAY, JULY  28, 2016  7:00PM-10:00PM
Where:  RITZ V THEATER – 214 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Admission:  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL : $16.00;
*TICKETS ARE LIMITED! SO ACT FAST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston2philly-world-premiere-tickets-26358048633?discount=Haiti

Haiti the First Black Republic

You are invited to a book signing event on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Black and Nobel Bookstore, located at 1409 W. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19140.  The author is a young Haitian, Frantz Derenoncourt, who is a first generation Haitian-American born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.  Find more details about this event on our calendar.  Please support this rare breed of Haitian writers.  

Haitian Minister Visits Philadelphia

Minister Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin invites you to a press conference at 5:00 p.m. followed by a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown, located at 21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA.  During the event, Minister Balmir Villedrouin will showcase the known and hidden treasures of Haiti and hope to mingle with hotel industry representatives.  We look forward to seeing you on November 18, 2015.
Invitation Letter:  Tourism Minister Visit

website status

Dear Friends:

We have begun the reconstruction of our website to include our activities for the year 2015.  Please be patient as we are ensuring that all links work properly.  If a link does not work, please do not hesitate to leave us a comment.  Thank you for your understanding.

2015 Annual Fundraising Gala

The 2015 Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia Gala will be on December 5, 2015, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 700 N. Cedar Road, Jenkintown, PA  at 8:30 p.m.  Join us early at 7:45 p.m. for cheese and crackers to chat and to meet new friends.  Please purchase your ticket(s) here.
View the invite and we strongly suggest you place an ad in our gala booklet for a one-year advertisement to HCP friends.  Obtain more information by clicking here.
We look forward to being in your company on December 5, 2015.  Thank you for your continued support.

Haitian Film

Our famous Haitian filmmaker, Rachelle Salnave, will be screening here latest film project on Friday, July 31, at noon, at the International House at 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA .  Please see the flyer that offers more details about this event.  We need you to share this with friends and family and have a crowd come to support here endeavors.  See you on Friday at noon.

2015 BBQ Event

Please join the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia at its annual Barbecue event on August 8.  Each year this event brings the Haitian community together to share good Haitian food, to tell old and new jokes, to reconnect with old friends and to make new friends, to pass on a tradition to Haitian-American children.  Please bring soccer balls & volleyballs, lawn chairs, board games and let us have some good fun.

This year’s BBQ is on Saturday, August 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the corner of Sedgely Drive and Poplar Drive, in the Art museum area of Fairmount Park.  Please ensure that you check the list of items needed to make this event successful another year.  Your contribution to the bbq is greatly appreciated.  All Haitians, Haitians-at-Heart, Friends of Haiti are welcome.  We look forward to your continued participation.