About Us

WHO WE ARE

South Florida Haiti Project is an adjunct charitable organization of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church based in Boca Raton, FL. The mission of South Florida Haiti Project is to improve the living conditions of the people of Bondeau, Haiti, by raising funds, providing in-kind gifts, sending volunteers, and providing clean water, basic education, health care, nutrition and shelter.

WHAT WE DO

South Florida Haiti Project’s ministries in Bondeau include education, a children’s home, clean water, food, healthcare, solar power, and community sanitation. We also provided leading support in the construction of Bon Samaritan Episcopal Church to help strengthen the community’s faith life. Our support is aimed at creating a culture of brotherhood and spirituality in the Episcopal tradition and raising the standard of living in Bondeau. Together, the ministries we support meet daily and long-term needs for people of all ages.

HOW WE STARTED

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church began its outreach program to Bondeau in 2003. The congregation started by supporting teacher salaries at the local school. In 2006, St. Gregory’s and other South Florida Episcopal churches built the new Bon Samaritan Episcopal School, and in the years since it has been expanded to grades pre-K to 11. A daily lunch program for the students was launched in 2008 and has since been expanded to include 40 local families. St. Gregory’s and others added a guest house, called Maison d’Amitie (Friendship House), in 2009 to help facilitate mission trips. In 2010, South Florida Haiti Project was formed to advance St. Gregory’s work in Bondeau and today includes the following South Florida partners: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, The Chapel of St. Andrew in Boca Raton, St. Andrew’s Schools in Boca Raton, The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Tequesta, The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Palm City, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Palmetto Bay, and many others. Significant support also comes from private donors in South Florida and other regions of the U.S., including the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan in New York City. Our major non-profit partners include Grey Dove and Water for Small Villages.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors South Florida Haiti Project

Fr. Andrew

The Rev. Andrew Sherman, President [asherman@st-gregorys.com]

The Rev. Kathleen Gannon, Vice President [revkathleen@stpaulsdelray.org]

Dave Gury

David Gury, Treasurer [dgury@att.net]

Diane Jones, Secretary
Charlotte Barry
Beth Shires
Joanne Grubman
John Holgerson
The Rev. Paul Kane
Tim Kilpatrick
The Rev. Jeanty Lain
Marci Navaro
The Rev. Sam Owen
The Rev. Spencer Potter
Maria Provost
Stephen Rowland
Deacon Anita Thorstad

Updated 6/23/16