Volunteering in Haiti: The Chance of a Life-time

Why is volunteering in Haiti something that anyone who gets the chance to do should do in their lives? Because volunteering is a life-changing experience that offers a new and exciting opportunity for you to help people. And many people find that the more we give, the happier we feel. You are doing good for others […]

Tee Up To Save Lives at our 20th Annual Golf Outing

2018 marks the 20thAnniversary of the FOTCOH Annual Golf Outing! Located at the Peoria County Club on Monday, September 24th, the golf outing offers an opportunity to not only fundraise for FOTCOH, but it also gives FOTCOH volunteers, donors, and supporters a chance to gather for a fun day of golf and socializing! Join us […]

Rena’s Beads Are Making A Huge Difference For Our Patients

For many years, Rena Wainscott made beaded jewelry to help support FOTCOH’s work in Haiti. Rena, who is the mother of Joy Doran, a long time supporter of FOTCOH, and the mother-in-law of FOTCOH volunteer and oral surgeon, Dr. Steve Doran, began creating beautiful necklaces that Joy and Rena sold and then donated 100% of […]

Our July 2018 Matching Gift Appeal Raised Nearly $40,000

We are excited to report that the July FOTCOH Matching Gift Appeal was a huge success!  Thanks to you we smashed through our goal of $30,000 ending our campaign with a tally of $39,570.  What does this mean for those we serve? It means malnourished babies receive life-saving medicine and nutritional support. It means pregnant […]

July All-Haitian Staff Medical Team Sees over 1900 Patients

For the two weeks of the all-Haitian staff clinic this past July, 1932 patients were seen. Thank you to our amazing staff for all their hard work! Here are a few updates from our Clinic Manager, Andre Boyer, about the number of patients seen: “We saw 221 patients total with 157 return clinic cards on […]

Civil Unrest in Haiti Has Not Stopped the Clinic from Opening

As you may already know, Haiti is currently experiencing demonstrations and a high level of civil unrest. Last week gasoline prices were increased by 38%, diesel prices rose 47%, and kerosene went up 51% in an effort to balance the budget in the country. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant announced a temporary […]

Rotary Speaker Honors Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry

“Nathan Ruby, executive director for Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH), recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. He described the nonprofit’s work to provide life-saving medical support and education to the Haitian community at large at their clinic in Jacmel, Haiti. Ruby traveled from Illinois headquarters to acknowledge the exceptional volunteer […]