Obamacare Info Session & sign up

Do you want to learn more about the Obamacare and the new Affordable Care Act?  Have you signed up for your health coverage yet?  The deadline of March 31st to avoid a huge penalty for not signing up is fast approaching.  The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia and the Haitian Catholic Community of Philadelphia are holding an informative and sign up session on

Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

St. Williams Church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Signing up on that day will not affect your children’s CHIP coverage.   Please attend and bring a friend and neighbor; the session is free to all.   Volunteers will be there to answer your questions in Creole, French, and English.

High School Juniors and Seniors

Do you need help with completing your FAFSA?  Free assistance is available to you weekly on the following dates and times at Philadelphia Education Fund College Access & Success Center Gallery One, Street Level, 9th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107:

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Special dates are added as follows:  Wednesday, 1/29 & Monday, 2/3: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Backpack Project

The Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia, the French International School of Philadelphia, and students of the Girard College in Philadelphia will join forces on Monday, January 20,  to pack fully supplied book bags to benefit children of Emmanuel Baptiste de la Saintete.   This is one of HCP’s traditions and one of its many annual activities.  Each year, a different school is selected to receive this wonderful gift.    Please support this great project by going to the tab “Help Us” and make a donation to ensure that this project along others continue to be a reality.  We hope to count on you.
Girard College will also hold different activities open to the public, such an Annual Jobs & Opportunity Fair, a Community Health and Wellness Fair, a Kids’ Carnival, and an Engagement Expo.  Throughout the day, the Philadelphia Orchestra will entertain the public with a free concert.   Please share this information with another.

Have you Heard? Blessings Upon Haiti

We have a cardinal.  Pope Francis announced on January 12, 2014, on the 4th anniversary of the Earthquake, that Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, major town in the southern part of Haiti, is one of the new 16 Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church.  Pray for this man to continue his journey doing his best to be like Jesus.  Time to celebrate this blessing upon our beloved Haiti Cherie.

Cleft Palate surgery

Surgical Volunteers International and Smile Train will be in Haiti from January 11-18, 2014, to provide free patient screening and cleft palate surgery at Mission Baptist Hospital, Haiti.  Local contact numbers are 3646-5546 and 3725-4401 for those wishing to call for more information. Also, feel free to  call the organization at 832-434-1593 or email at tflood1431@gmail.com


Check out these jobs at the Montgomery County Community College.  Please share this information with all your friends and family members.  Best wishes with your job search.

4th Annual Memorial Service

The International Humanitarian Outreach Ministries, Inc. (IHOM) will hold a 4th annual memorial service for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Church Center for the United Nations located at 777 1st Avenue at 44th Street, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY  10017.  This is a joint project of the Permanent Mission of Haiti at the United Nations, Councilman Dr. Mathieu Eugene, Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, Give Them a Hand Foundation, and the United African Congress.
The event is open to the public but pre-registration is required.  Send an email to rsvp@ihominc.org or call 877-351-8919 or go to www.ihominc.org.  All attendees must show valid picture ids to grant access to the building.
Healing Prayer Service: 1 – 2 p.m.; Memorial Program 2 – 5 p.m.; Reception: 5 p.m.   Attend the entire event or give an hour of your time but please do your best to attend.
Approved parking for that event at Alliance Parking, 240 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017 on Friday during any 10 hours for only $20.  MUST PURCHASE ONLINE.  

Happy New Year

We wish you a wonderful year 2014.  Thank you for your partnership in 2013; we could not be where we are today had you not walked with us each day of the year.   We look forward to working with you again in 2014.  Please check our 2013 supporters and partner with them.  Thank you for your continued trust and remember that every dollar you donate to HCP is used to help the Haitian people.

Small Business Day

Monday is small business day; walk around your neighborhood to discover the jewels hidden in your backyard.  Please plan to support your small business neighborhood store or any small business by purchasing one item.

Thank you for a Successful 2013 Gala

Members of the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia wish to extend a warm thank you for making the 2013 Fundraising Gala another successful event.  We could not have done it without your support; being in attendance made it extra special.  Seeing so many of you smiling, laughing, eating the delicious food prepared by Fifi’s restaurant and freezing in astonishment when you see an old acquaintance brought so much joy to our own hearts.
Thank you also to those who offered to help with the service.  Our volunteer members take pride in limiting the number of support staff hired to ensure that your financial contribution goes to full use.  This is why we do not mind being at the doors to warmly greet you, to serve you food and wine, to bus your tables, and to respond to your every need that evening.
We are bursting with energy to embrace our 2014 projects, though we are taking a week off.  We hope to receive your continued support when we call on you in the coming year.  If you wish to roll your sleeves and to join our group, please do not hesitate to fill out the comment form to let us know how.
Please note that your financial contributions are never too small; so please go to the Help Us box and donate $10, $15, $50, and more of course.  If you do not want to contribute online, mail your contribution or call us; we will gladly drive to you to pick it up.
Come back in a couple of weeks; pictures of the Gala will be uploaded; you may be in one of them.  Share the website with your friends and family and plan to visit us often.  Thank you again for your wonderful support.