Here is our financial report for 2011! Thank you to our sponsors and donors. Without your financial assistance, the Centre Vie Orphanage would not be able to stay open. Every lit bit helps and gets put to very good use!
The Centre Vie Orphanage would like to express its heartfelt condolences to the Crisp Family and the congregation at the First Baptist Church in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Pastor Don Crisp won his battle with cancer on August 12, 2012 and he is now in the presence of the Lord whom he faithfully served. Pastor Don was
instrumental in encouraging and supporting our sponsorship program for the children. He was full of love and compassion for them and spoke about them on many occasions from the pulpit.
He will be dearly missed and always remembered.
Special Announcement on behalf of the Centre Vie Orphanage:
Jenna Yvonne McNamara, a.k.a "JYM" is an Internationally Published Fitness & Cover Model, Team Magnum Athlete, Business Owner, Lifestyle Transformation Coach, & previous Weight-Loss Success Story! (www.JennaYvonne.com) She will be doing a Charity Seminar in her home town of Smiths Falls, Ontario to provide information about lifestyle transformation, and share all of her tips & tricks on how she stays fit year-round regardless of the obstacles. She is excited to share her story with people and will be graciously donating all profits to the Centre Vie Orphanage in St. Marc, Haiti.(www.centrevie.org).
- Goal Setting
- How to Increase Energy
- Burn Fat, & Eat MORE!
WHO: Jenna Yvonne - Fitness & Lifestyle
COST: $20 (at the door)
DATE: Saturday, July 21st 2012
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
PLACE: 94 Cornelia St. W. Smiths Falls, Ontario CA
- One Month JYM Customized Lifestyle Improvement Program
- Karate Lessons from Smiths Falls Japan Karate Association
- Magnum Nutraceuticals Supplement Prize Package
- & Possibly MORE!
We would LOVE for you to help Centre Vie by attending the seminar! All who attend will have their name entered in our ballot box for a chance to win one of our incredible prizes!
Dear Centre Vie Sponsors and Donors,
I hope that you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying the beautiful sunshine! There are a few updates regarding the Centre Vie Orphanage that I'd like to share with you...
* The orphanage is in emergency mode and needs a monthly income of at least $2500 to survive. To be comfortable, $4,000 per month is needed but right now, we are taking things month by month and praying that things work out for the kids. Sponsorship contributions average $1600 per month so we are looking into new ways to generate money to make up the rest of what is needed.
* Two of our sponsors (Lisa and Kurt) recently raised approximately $2000 for the orphanage by hosting a BBQ/Yard Sale/Silent Auction. This extra money will ensure that the children are comfortable for the month of July and the first
part of August. Now we need to focus on raising funds for the new school year so that the children are able to continue their education. If you or anyone you know would like to host a fundraising event for Centre Vie, please contact me so that I can help you promote your event and be in attendance if you are within driving distance.
* Our website has been redesigned and an official logo has been created (thank you to Kait McNamara) for Centre Vie. Please check out the new site and share the link to raise awareness: centrevie.org
* Award-winning children's author Jo Ann Kairys has offered to partner with me in selling her newest book "Sunbelievable" and donating half of the proceeds to the orphanage. The book won the Mom's Choice award in the United States for 2012 and has won a plethora of other awards as well. Jo Ann has heart ties to
Haiti as her son was an emergency surgeon In Port-au-Prince right after the 2010 earthquake and her daughter-in-law was born in Haiti. If you are interested in purchasing the book (for ages 4-8), please contact me. Spreading the work also
helps a lot! The book has ties to science curriculum as it is about the sun and it contains a fact page courtesy of Jo Ann's nephew who works for NASA.
* We now have a Facebook Community page so you can find us on Facebook through our website or by searching "Centre Vie Orphanage" while on Facebook. If you go into the page and click the "Like" button, this will show your support and will help raise awareness. You can also share the link to the page on your
own profile to get more people on board. We currently have 93 people following our posts.
Thank you to all who have helped with this mission thus far. We hope and pray that you can continue to help and that you can spread awareness for 31 survivors. You are part of their survival stories.
Centre Vie Program Coordinator
The award-winning children's book "Sunbelievable" has arrived! We have 25 copies and 16 are already spoken for. Please visit the "Sunbelievable" page of our website to place your order or e-mail: email@example.com
$8.00 of each purchase goes to the children at the Centre Vie Orphanage in St. Marc, Haiti:)
Thank you to the following businesses for
donating items or services to our Centre Vie Orphanage Fundraising Day and thank you to Kurt Pushee for telling them the Centre Vie story:
Merickville Food Market (hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments)
Butler's Victorian Pantry (dinner rolls)
Grahame's Bakery (cinnamon rolls)
Bulk Barn (jellybeans for guessing game)
Rowland Leather (sheepskin hat, leather gloves)
Tammy's Nails (gift basket)
Salamander's Restaurant (dinner for two)
Nakhon Thai (gift certificate)
The Branch (gift certificate)
Smiths Falls Japan Karate Association (one month of karate lessons)
Turn Out Stables (two riding lessons)
Tiss Consignments (sun visor LED emergency flashing light)
The Black Tomato Restaurant (gift certificate)
Howitzer Hockey ("The Helix" hockey stick)
Old Mother Hubbard's Primitive Signs (two signs)
The Heat Source: Gerald Meunier (chimney sweep or clean & service and one chord of firewood)
Aphroditi Escape Spa (manicure & pedicure gift certificate)
The Brigadoon Restaurant (gift certificate)
Canadian Tire (treadmill)
Etched Elegance (glass vase set with detached candle holder)
Lisa Ferguson and Kurt Pushee worked very hard to organize a yard sale, a BBQ and a silent auction to raise funds for the Centre Vie Orphanage. Thank you as well, to all generous donors who donated items for the the Centre Vie Fundraisin Event! The grand total of what was raised for the orphanage will be announced soon!!
Not only did 8 year old Sophia Rutherford donate her birthday money to the Centre Vie Orphanage this year ($300), but she also plans to donate money that she raised from selling lemonade this past weekend. We love when kids help other kids and we love Sophia and her huge heart!
Click on the link below to get some background information about the book "Sunbelievable." Award-winning children's author, Jo Ann Kairys, has offered to donate 50% of all net sales to the Centre Vie Orphanage! You will see that her family has many ties to Haiti:
Award-winning children's author, Jo Ann Kairys has offered to help raise funds for the children of the Centre Vie Orphanage in St. Marc, Haiti. The orphanage is in crisis. It receives approximately $1300 per month from wonderful sponsors in Canada, but a bare minimum of $2500 per month is desperately needed to keep the doors open for 31 earthquake survivors.
Not only did the 31 children survive the massive earthquake in January 2010, but they also survived the cholera outbreak that hit Haiti in late October 2010, killing over 4000 people and hospitalizing thousands. Many of the children brought to the Centre Vie Orphanage were traumatized, malnourished and alone. In the past two years, the children have experienced healing and love, and are all healthy and happy. They have also formed very strong bonds with one another. Each child has a unique earthquake survival story and is a walking testimony to
faith and courage.
OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $2500 by July 1, 2012.
When you purchase the award-winning children’s book, Sunbelievable, 50% of net sales will be donated to the orphanage on your behalf. The first 50 books will be autographed by the author!
U.S. residents can purchase Sunbelievable from:
Canadian residents can purchase the books through this website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help keep these wonderful children safe, loved and healthy through your support. Please spread the word!
"A Change is Gonna Come"
~Chelsea Arden 2010
A change is gonna come
to help this broken world of ours
piece by stubborn piece.
We will prevail
Let those who have nothing
be your inspiration
Our world is broken, shattered
scattered across the universe.
Those dying of hunger
or praying for security
for a chance to turn 35,
their piece is found
and returned to peaceful
The ones living in fear
of a bomb or a bullet or a footstep.
Without seeing the sunshine
streaming in through the dust
as their family is led away.
They will find comfort.
Their piece is a damaged one.
What about the ones without a voice?
Who can't speak for themselves?
What about them?
Their piece is retrieved
and returned to whom it belongs:
The rest of the world is found
sprinkled in among the stars
and all at once
We are whole.
We are peace.
But not yet.
But don't worry; I know.
A change is gonna come.