A cross-cultural initiative empowering young people to make a sustainable difference in the world

The Haiti Plunge is a cross-cultural educational program initiative set up for high school and college youth to prove that young people can make a difference in the world. The program takes place in the mountainous Cabaret Region of Haiti, 58 miles north of Port au Prince.

Since 1984, the Haiti Plunge has been sending mission teams exclusively to this area to sustainably develop a nine-village agricultural cooperative, with the goal of empowering the Haitian people to take charge of their own future and their country.

 

 

Haiti Plunge is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit which receipts all donations for tax purposes.

Checks can be made out to Haiti Plunge Inc. and mailed to:
The Haiti Plunge, Inc. • P.O. Box 376, Adams, MA  01220

Donations can also made through our website's Paypal Account:

 

HPI  Establishes Peg  Downing  Scholarship Fund

Peg Downing, an avid supporter of The Haiti Plunge since the program’s inception in 1984 died on Feb. 24th.  She provided an opportunity for many children living in the villages HPI serves, the chance to attend school.  Memorial donations were received by the organization to set up a scholarship in her memory.  The scholarship will be awarded to a Haitian student interested in pursuing a nursing career.  Peg was a lifetime educator, first as a teacher at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Pittsfield, MA then as its principal.  Her life was dedicated to molding and shaping  young people.  The Peg Downing Scholarship is a fitting tribute to Peg and will be awarded to the recipient for four years.  The Haitian student selected to received the scholarship will receive it annually until she graduates from nursing school.   Donations to this scholarship fund may be sent to: Haiti Plunge Inc./ PDS,  PO Box 376, Adams, MA  01220. 

To learn about the first recipient, please CLICK HERE to read the letter sent to the donors.

 

 

WATER PROJECT UPDATE:

The first draw water from one of the storage tanks.

There was a heavy rain the night before, which filled the tanks. The smiles on the kids faces are not only for the clean water but also that they did not have to walk 3 to 5 miles to get it and carry it back. The people are very grateful to the donors who made this happen for them.


THE HAITI PLUNGE IN THE MEDIA:

Daniel Warren produced this video to bring awareness to the rain water collection project to provide clean, drinking water for the people. Watch it here and visit the "Support Us" page to learn more about this imprtant and life saving project.

The Chris Canning Show on Access Pittsfield TV broadcast a feature: 'The Haiti Plunge with Sister Eunice'. Watch it here.