Where We Are Headed
Where We Are Headed
Every year our first and most important financial commitment is to supply hot meals for the kids and to assure the salaries of our dedicated teachers. Some parents are able to pay the yearly tuition of $250 that pays for part of the costs per student to cover teachers’ very modest salaries. Many are not. St. Dunstan’s covers the purchase of fresh food from local farmers and pays 10 cooks. We also purchase and maintain the facilities, computers, classroom supplies, musical instruments, etc. And often there are surprises and unforeseen emergencies of one kind or another. Altogether this need comes to around $100,000 per year from us - sometimes more. Once again we rely solely on donations cheerfully given by individual members of St. Dunstan’s and our loyal friends around the Monterey Peninsula and beyond. Without us, St. Andre’s would be very different.
Around the corner
Once our nutritious meals are guaranteed and salaries for teachers are assured, we’re hoping to:
- Upgrade our computer lab.
- Elevate our English teaching with on-line resources.
- Improve our library with books in French, Haitian Kreyol, English and other languages.
- Look farther ahead and plan for laboratories for chemistry, biology and physics, and more internet resources to supplement classroom teaching.
We believe our work with St. Andre’s for four decades is exactly what Jesus has called us to do. To care for the poor. To bring hope where there is despair. To bring light where there has been only darkness.
We believe our lives here at home have grown in purpose and satisfaction because of the opportunities given us in Haiti to provide hope for the poorest of the poor.
We believe in miracles, because we have seen the Holy Spirit at work at St. Andre’s.
We believe there’s more to do, and much more love to share and receive.
If you would share in the wonder and joy of St. Andre’s, we would gratefully receive your financial gifts. We consider all gifts, whatever the amount, to be major gifts. Every cent will go straight to St. Andre’s priorities through the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti. Other than bank transfer fees, there are no administrative costs charged by St. Dunstan’s. Ever.
To donate, simply click below. Or, if you would like to send a check, please make it payable to St. Dunstan’s and write “For St. Andre’s” or “Haiti” on the memo line and mail it to the church at 28005 Robinson Canyon Road, Carmel, CA 93923. St. Dunstan’s is a non-profit corporation registered with the IRS.
Or come see us in person. On a Sunday or a week day, we welcome you.
Mèsi, Thank you!