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Free the Kids needs your help to fund Espwa’s important First Communion and Confirmation celebrations!

We are nearly half way to reaching our Independence Day Campaign Goal – $300,000 in 3 months!

Did you know your donation to Free the Kids goes much further than giving our children basic necessities? 

The children at Pwoje Espwa know what it is like to feel forgotten, abandoned or outcast.  It is vital to give these vulnerable children an opportunity to participate in the spiritual life of their community.  Religious events and church community are an integral part of Haitian life.  By receiving sacraments or attending worship services, these children develop a sense of family at Espwa and of belonging in their community.  They are enriched with spiritual guidance, moral formation and personal development.

Free the Kids needs your help to fund Espwa’s important First Communion and Confirmation celebrations! 

We are pleased  to announce that the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation will be celebrated in late May for our children who have diligently prepared and studied. Father Marc Boisvert, Founder of Free the Kids will perform the First Communion ceremony for 29 of our wonderful children.  Another group of Espwa’s youth will be confirmed by Cardinal Chibly Langlois.

Each child receiving a sacrament will be given a new outfit to wear, making that day even more memorable.  Each child will receive a special gift, too, their very own rosary.

(Father Marc Boisvert is pictured with several of our Espwa kids

in the Sacrement de la Première Communion) 


Your donation to our Independence Day Campaign helps Free the Kids provide the basic daily necessities for 300+ children living at Pwoje Espwa’s 125-acre village near Les Cayes, Haiti.
Please consider going above and beyond with an extra donation for First Communion and Confirmation.  Today, you can help prepare these young Haitians for tomorrow with a strong spiritual foundation!
To support our First Communion and Confirmation  

I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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