Toys for Kids in Haiti

Today we hear from our September Team Volunteer, Mary Timmerman, who is currently at the FOTCOH clinic:

“As a new member of the FOTCOH team, I am so impressed with all the other team members. They work hard and try to help all the Haitian people, and the Haitians appreciate everything that we do. The children are so special. One member of the team brought small toys and machines/matchbox cars for the kids. The children were delighted with the toys. Their smiles make everything that we do worth it. Thank you for letting me share in this experience.”

Thank you, Mary, for your dedication to FOTCOH and for taking the time to share your story!



How can you get involved in helping children and adults in Haiti?

You can help us provide life-saving support to the Haitian population in and around our medical clinic in a few different ways.

One way is by becoming a volunteer. Volunteer teams from the U.S. travel to Haiti to provide support for the most impoverished people in Haiti, who otherwise would have no access to medical care or wellness education of any kind. Team volunteers work side-by-side with experienced FOTCOH personnel, treating people who otherwise will go without any medical attention. All volunteers return home with a sense of experience and satisfaction unmatched in other endeavors.

Another way is by donating to FOTCOH. FOTCOH provides life-saving support to over 15,000 Haitian patients every year. We bring doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists and non-medical volunteers to our clinic to triage injuries, treat illness, offer prenatal care, perform major surgery, and offer nutritional support. We also teach WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) practices to educate the Haitian population about the importance of handwashing and clean water use. In doing so, we create economic opportunity by training and employing a Haitian staff. Funds go to purchasing medications, surgical supplies, and supporting our Medika Mamba program for malnourished Haitian children.

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