Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) is a grassroots community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization strongly committed to strengthen and improve the quality of life of the Haitian Community in the Charlotte Metropolitan area and beyond.
We will accomplish our mission through education, social services, advocacy, community support, leadership development, community organizing, and by establishing alliances with other organizations in the community at large while promoting our heritage and culture.
Due to the opportunities in banking, finance, health care industries and the real estate market, many Haitians are attracted to the Charlotte area. Unfortunately, many have gone back to their previous states due to the lack of community interactions between Haitians and integration within the Charlotte Community. The Haitian Community was growing quickly, but there wasn’t an organization present to meet its needs. Additionally, Haiti was not seen as part of the growing international community here in Charlotte.
In the summer of 2009, Sabine Guerrier conjointly with other members of the community decided to create HHFoH. This organization will not only help professional Haitians interact with one another, but also help in finding solutions and locating resources to meet the various needs of the community and promote Haitian culture.
The January 12th, 2010 earthquake has shifted the organization’s focus to be an integral part in the relief and rebuilding effort in Haiti while partnering with the International Community.
Oct 2009 – Presentation at York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC
Nov 2009 – Conducted informational session with Department of Social Services (DSS) & Mental Health Association (MHA)
Dec 2009 – Participated at NC Non-Profit Academy
Sept 2009 –Jan 2010 – Partnered with IRS to provide income tax training to the Haitian community
Jan 2010 – Partnered with the FBI to educate the Haitian Community on their legal/civic rights
Feb 2010 – Led a team of 36 volunteers to Haiti for relief effort
Feb 2010 – Speaker at AT&T benefit concert for Haiti
Mar 2010 – Collaborated with American Red Cross-Donors Appreciation Day event
May 2010 – Guest Speaker at “The Chocolate Drop” TV Show & represented Haiti at YMCA Cultural Fair
May 2010 – Represented Haiti at Caribbean Day Festival Parade
Jul 2010 – Represented Haiti at Bank of America Diversity Cultural Fair
Nov 2010 – Represented Haiti at City of Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade
May 2011 – Hosted “Taste of Haiti” Fundraising Event
Jun 2011 – Shipped and Donated Ambulance to Haiti Hospital
Sep 2011 – Conducted EMS Training for Drs/Nurses and Drivers at Haiti Hospital
Jan 2012 – Hosted 2nd commemorative event in remembrance of the 2010 earthquake
Sep 2012 – Provided free healthcare clinic and medicines to over 1000 people in rural areas in Haiti
Jan 2013 – Hosted 3rd commemorative event in remembrance of the 2010 earthquake
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Donations may be made by check made payable to Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti and mailed to:
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti
7620 Ridgefield Drive
Charlotte, NC 28269
Interested in volunteering with HHFoH?
QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Sabine Guerrier, President
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.