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Fighting Voluntourism With Sustainability

Opinion
JORDAN PLACE, CEO & PRESIDENT During one of my first rotations as a medical student, the topic of my non-profit work came up in a conversation with my attending physician. After asking a few questions about what we do in Haiti, his next statement was something along the lines of, "I've heard that a lot of money raised for relief work in Haiti has been mismanaged by unskilled volunteers and doesn't accomplish anything sustainable." I heard the question in his voice before he got a chance to ask it—what makes your work any different? This is a valid question and one that I hope everyone who chooses to partake in charitable giving is willing to ask of the organizations they support. Medical "voluntourism" is a real problem and requires would-be…
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Service Trip Review

Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is available below! You can also click here to download a PDF version. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.3phaiti.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/newsletter-2019-03.pdf"]
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Opinion: In response to “Why Haiti?” Executive Director asks “Why not?”

Opinion
JORDAN PLACE, CEO & PRESIDENT “Why Haiti?” This is a question I often hear. There are countless homeless veterans, for example, and other groups of individuals in need right here in the United States. It is natural to believe that we must take care of our own people before assisting others. From a certain perspective, this argument makes sense. It can seem wasteful and as if our priorities are out of line if we are leaving the country to help others without helping "our own”. However, I've often found these questioners to be more interested in critiquing my desire to serve than in actually helping homeless veterans or others in need. This is how I have generally responded. First, I explain that understand where they are coming from, but because…
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3P and the Giving Season

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Over $4,000 raised!

Over $4,000 raised!

News
The numbers are in - our second annual Hit the Streets for Haiti 5k and silent auction brought in over $4,000! A huge thanks to all of our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and contributors. Last year we raised about $2,500, so this year's increase is exciting and hopefully representative of our future growth. If you missed it, don't worry - you can still give to the cause or subscribe to receive updates about future events and more. From the entire team: thank you!
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2018 Hit the Streets for Haiti 5k

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Race day: September 29, 2018! Hit the Streets for Haiti 5k is a 5k Run/Walk hosted at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) to raise money for Project Piti Pami, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help provide sustainable health care in Haiti through community education and training. All proceeds collected from the 5k will go towards supporting ongoing service projects in Haiti. The race will be a full 5k with individual times recorded. There will be age group awards for both men and women. The first 30 participants to register will receive a free event T-shirt! All other participants will have the opportunity to purchase a T-shirt at the event. In addition to the 5k, we will have a silent auction, snacks for the runners, and lots of music…
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Year in Review

Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is available below! You can also click here to download a PDF version. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.3phaiti.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/newsletter-2018-07.pdf"]
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