Category Archives : HRP Blog


Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

This event was a wonderful success.  Thank you for your support! Hey local Haiti Rehab Project fans. Help us bring Haitian Athletes to the Boilermaker! Enjoy our Chicken BBQ at the Center for Rehab behind Faxton St. Lukes Healthcare on May 25 from 11am to 5pm or til gone. BBQ by Jim Spinella includes: Half BBQ chicken, salt potatoes, cole slaw, roll, drink and desert!  [download the flyer .pdf]  

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Rehab Clinic Grand Opening!!

On January 7, 2016, the Haiti Rehab Project proudly sponsored the opening of the Rehab Clinic of Artibonite in Gonaives, Haiti.  Accomplishing this important goal – providing an area of 300,000 people access to rehabilitation services – was a culmination of many months of preparation and fundraising.  Imagine so many individuals who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, or car accident or those caring for a child with special needs that do not have the availability of crucial rehabilitative services.  Now, those who desperately need these services around Gonaives, will not have to travel hours to Port-au-Prince to receive this care. This clinic also serves as a central hub for our Community Based Rehab Program for the surrounding mountainous villages.  We can reach even more people in the remote communities with this program.  Our teams participate in mobile medical and rehab clinics in areas that have little or no […]


September 2015

We’re in the news! Time Warner Cable covered our 2015 5K and Obstacle Challenge at FT Proctor Park in Utica, NY. Local Volunteers Host Event Seeking Donations to Help Build Medical Clinic in Haiti Supporters of the Haiti Rehab Project gathered in Proctor Park Saturday. They were racing to raise money for the organization that is determined to help Haitians in need. They tell Time Warner Cable News reporter Melissa Krull although the earthquake took place five years ago, the devastation continues. UTICA, N.Y. — Some of the people injured during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still in need of medical care. A group of volunteers is hoping to change that through the “Haiti Rehab Project.” “I was there initially when it was still prevalent in everyone’s mind, but we leave there and their disabilities and their struggles don’t end. And now, these are people that are disabled in […]


April 2014 Mission Trip

12 weeks until our next mission trip to Haiti!  Our group is fundraising for help with travel expenses and for supplies to bring for teaching Team Zaryen how to make canes, walkers and crutches out of PVC pipe.  Some new or used supplies we need are: Power saw Jigsaw PVC Pipe Cutter or hack saw Measuring tape Carpenters square Dead blow Hammer Hammer Misc. clamps Vice grips 80 and 100-grit sandpaper or Coarse/Medium Sanding Sponge Eye Goggles Face mask Cordless Drill Misc Drill Bits Power Palm Sander Thank you for any assistance you can give!


Medical/Wound Care Supplies Care Package

    Medical/Wound Care Supplies Care Package Medical Wound Supply Shopping List • Gloves all sizes • Masks • Gowns • Soap / Dispensers • Hand sanitizer • Disinfectant Wipes • Alcohol Wipes • Stethoscopes • Blood Pressure Cuffs • O2 Sat machines • Various dressings (2 x2s, 4x4s, Kerlex rolls, etc) • Paper and Nylon Tape, scissors


Clinic/Office Supplies Care Package

  Clinic/ Office Supplies Care Package Office Supplies Shopping List • Black Pens, Highlighters • Computer Paper • Lined pads, Note pads • Post it notes • Tape, Tape Dispenser • 3 hole punch • Stapler, Staples • Calculator • File Folders • Binders


Sport Equipment Care Package

  Sport Equipment Care Package Sport Equipment Shopping List • Sneakers and Cleats (new or used) • Soccer and other balls all types and sizes, deflated • Whiffle ball set • Baseball/Softball Gloves, Balls • Nerf balls/Footballs • Pop up nets • Inflatable hoops/nets/games • Air pump • Cones


Rehab & Therapy Supply Care Package

Rehab/Therapy Supplies Care Package Rehab Therapy Supplies Shopping List • Gait belts • Theraband, Scissors • Cuff weights • Large and Small Goniometers • Knee Immobilizers, Knee Braces, Ankle Braces, Ace Bandages • Shoe lifts, Darco Shoes, Forefoot and Rearfoot relief shoes • Feeding Equipment (sip cups with lids, built up utensils, weighted utensils, scoop dish) • Slings, Shoulder Immobilizers • Various Splints, Resting hand, Cock up, Universal cuffs, etc • Velcro, Padding materials, Dycem • Upper Extremity / Fine Motor Activities • Elastic Shoe laces, Reachers, dressing sticks, sock aides • Thick-It


Pediatric Positioning Care Package

Pediatric Positioning Care Package (to be sent home with families) Pediatric Positioning Shopping List • Small bolsters (Pool Noodles cut into 18 inch rolls) for prone on elbows and quadruped positioning • Positioning devices for supported sitting • Baby blankets for swaddling /positioning rolls • Rattles, sensory toys


Medical/Wound Care Supplies Care Package

Medical/Wound Care Supplies Care Package Medical Wound Supply Shopping List • Gloves all sizes • Masks • Gowns • Soap / Dispensers • Hand sanitizer • Disinfectant Wipes • Alcohol Wipes • Stethoscopes • Blood Pressure Cuffs • O2 Sat machines • Various dressings (2 x2s, 4x4s, Kerlex rolls, etc) • Paper and Nylon Tape, scissors