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Sponsor Jn Bernard

Jn Bernard:     Photo and information coming soon! Your Sponsorship will provide Jn Bernard: One year of therapy in our clinic Assistance for him to be further assessed for adaptive equipment to assist his progress. Education and reassurance for his parents. As a Thank You from us, you will receive: 2-3 personal letters from her parents on how Jn Bernand is doing through your support. Five “Haiti 500” wristbands handmade by a Team Zaryen athlete with disability. See our Adaptive Sports page to learn more about Team Zaryen. Keep them or give them out and spread the word! Acknowledgement on our “Haiti 500 Sponsorship Wall of Fame” on our website and Facebook page. Ways to Connect With Your Recipient: Send letters, cards, and photographs Visit them in Haiti on a Mission Trip! Supporting his care will truly make a huge difference in this Jn Bernard’s life!   Join our Haiti 500 Club and […]


Sponsor Clairona Lima

Clairona: Clairona Lima is a precious little girl who has an unhealed ankle fracture and a chest deformity. She lives in a remote village called Lacoupe way up in the mountains of Haiti.   In this area, a medical clinic was recently opened two days per week at the new community center.  Her father brings all of his 7 children to the medical clinic when they need medical care.  When he heard that there was a new therapy clinic day there that Haiti Rehab Project opened in 2017, he was so excited.  He brought Clairona there as soon as he could.  He brought her because of her ankle fracture and because she can’t walk. Clairona’s mother passed away and her father struggles to provide for all of his children.  To get to the clinic, he walks for two and a half hours carrying Clairona.  Her father hopes she will be able to […]


Grant Received from Christopher Reeve Foundation!

HAITI REHAB PROJECT RECEIVES $8,000 GRANT FROM CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES     Utica, New York – (January,  2017) –Haiti Rehab Program is proud to announce that it has received a $8,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The award was one of 102 grants totaling $721,425 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Conceived by the late Dana Reeve, the program has awarded over 2,900 grants totaling over $20 million since 1999.  Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   Haiti Rehab Project will use the grant for to provide rehabilitation services in their new clinic in Gonaives, […]


Support Our Mobility Device Program

Providing mobility devices will dramatically improve the quality of life for people who are most in need.  We want to help meet the needs of those with physical disabilities in Haiti to obtain appropriate mobility devices. That’s why we started our Mobility Devices for Haiti program. In order to meet the needs of all in need, we feel these devices need to be made available free of charge to people who cannot afford them.  Therefore, we are looking for three Haiti 500 sponsors for to fund this program. Read more about our mobility device program here.


Sponsor equipment for Adaptive Sports programs.

We are committed to assisting those with disabilities in Haiti to be able to participate in sports and other leisure activities enhancing their quality of life.  Participating in sports activities is a way to build friendships and self esteem, provide exercise and promote teamwork for everyone. For those with disabilities, it means so much more. They realize they are not alone, that there is hope and life after an often devastating experience. It provides social support and inclusion opportunities. Choosing to sponsor Team Zaryen athletes will include providing equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, replacement crutch tips, shin guards, uniforms, cleats, soccer balls and basketballs. Adaptive sports significantly improves the quality of life of persons with disability.  It provides friendship, support and inclusion. Many of the players say that being part of Team Zaryen has made them feel alive again! Sponsoring this program is vitally important to the athletes quality of […]


Support the Shop in Port-au-Prince

Finding a job in Haiti in difficult enough, finding one if you have a disability is almost impossible.  In late 2013, we opened our shop in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.   At our shop, we provide a space for those with physical disabilities to meet, plan and work.  Here they have the opportunity to support themselves and their families in a country where finding employment is difficult and even more difficult for those with disabilities. In order to provide a place for Team Zaryen to work we are looking for 3 Haiti 500 donors to help fund the rent and utilities for the shop in Port-au-Prince.  Learn more about our shop here…


Support the Rehabilitation Clinic in Gonaives

The clinic in Gonaives is where we are able to provide our therapy services. Gonaives is a city of 300,000 people with no access to rehab care. Prior to our clinic opening, the closest clinic was in Port au Prince about a two hours drive away. by sponsoring the clinic, you can impact hundreds of lives in Haiti.  Our annual rent and utilities for the clinic is $3,500 USD.  Seven donors are needed to support our clinic. We will send you updates on our success throughout the year.


Sponsor Shammaelle

 Shammaelle On August 11, 2017, Shammaelle will be 3 years old. This will be her first year in Kindergarten. Her father, Orima Luccene is a member of Team Zaryen Amputee Soccer Team. Luccene tells us ” I have two children who should return to school this year. And I do not yet see the means. I am a professional who does not work yet. Economically I am really weak to support my children. So every year I want this year is seeing my two children return to school in the coming months. I have a daughter and a boy.” Lucceal’s father is a loving dad who wants the best for his children.  Having a disability in Haiti, makes is extremely difficult for his father to find work to support his family.  He wants nothing more to be able to provide for his children and will be receiving skills training through our […]


Sponsor Lucceal

LUCCEAL: Luccheal is almost 4. He is scheduled to start his 2nd year of Kindergarten. In Haiti, Kindergarten starts at age 3. His father, Orima Luccene is a member of Team Zaryen Amputee Soccer Team. Luccene tells us ” I have two children who should return to school this year. And I do not yet see the means. I am a professional who does not work yet. Economically I am really weak to support my children. So every year I want this year is seeing my two children return to school in the coming months. I have a daughter and a boy.”  Lucceal’s father is a loving dad who wants the best for his children.  Having a disability in Haiti, makes is extremely difficult for his father to find work to support his family.  He wants nothing more to be able to provide for his children and will be receiving […]


Supplies for our Mobility Device program

Your donation will be used to purchase supplies such as PVC pipe, needed to build walkers, canes and other rehabilitative equipment. In this way, the Team can pay-it-forward and help others needing these devices. Team Zaryen’s mission is to advocate and provide hope for others with disabilities in Haiti. This program allows them to do just that.


Supplies for our Mobility Device program

Your donation will be used to purchase supplies such as PVC pipe, needed to build walkers, canes and other rehabilitative equipment. In this way, the Team can pay-it-forward and help others needing these devices. Team Zaryen’s mission is to advocate and provide hope for others with disabilities in Haiti. This program allows them to do just that.


Support for a child of an adult with disability

As most Team Zaryen athletes currently don’t have a formal job, they are unable to send their children to school. In Haiti, parents pay for their children to go to school and also are required to buy uniforms each year. This is often an insurmountable barrier. When having to choose between feeding their family or providing an education they, of course, need to choose feeding their families. Your support of the education of their children will help to alleviate their burden and can change their lives of the many generations.


Skills training and program development

Our mission is to support people with disabilities in Haiti. Although we are not limiting our support to Team Zaryen, we have been highly involved with members of the Team Zaryen Amputee Soccer Team and Wheelchair basketball team. The team is made up of members with amputations, multiple fractures and spinal cord injuries who are determined to improve their own lives and the lives of others. After becoming injured, most Team Zaryen athletes cannot perform the job they previously had. Only two Team Zaryen athletes currently have a formal job and most can not afford to send their children to school. Providing skills training can change the future of the adult and their family. We believe in giving a hand- up not a hand out. We are currently looking to support training programs for personalized wristbands, sandal making and screen printing on apparel.


Sponsor medical appointments and/or procedures

Helping a family get a loved one to a needed procedure is a daunting task in Haiti. You can provide support for medical appointments such as orthopedic or neurology appointments, procedures such as x-rays or lab tests, transportation and follow-up care for a child or adult in need. Often a child or adult with disability has a critical medical need but are unable to receive them due to financial hardship. You can make this possible and truly effect their life!


Sponsor orthotic/prosthetic devices

Often a device such as a brace or prosthetic leg can dramatically improve function and quality of life. Equipment such as an orthotic, prosthetic, pediatric positioning device, specialized wheelchair, augmentative communication or feeding device may mean the difference of being included in their community or being stranded in their homes. Your gift of this device will be life changing!


Sponsor Maykervens

MAYKERVENS: About one month after Maykervens was born his mother realized there was something wrong.  She went to four different hospitals in Port -au-Prince and two in Gonaives to find help.  She said it looked like there was water on his head.  They had an MRI done but they said that nothing was wrong.  His current diagnosis is Cerebral Palsy.   Maykervens mother has one other child and is struggling to provide for all of their needs.  She is separated from her husband and can not work because she has to take care of her kids.  Maykervens mother found the clinic just recently.   She said that someone told me to come here because there was good care for the kids. Maykeven’s mother says “I have seen improvement since coming to the clinic!   Before, he could not sit.  Now, he can sit in a small chair by himself.  Sometimes he […]

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Support therapy

Followup care after an injury or illness is an additional hardship for those with disabilities in an under developed nations. Without a job or health care insurance, it is often out of reach to receive therapy services. Helping an adult with a disability to maximize their function will certainly change their lives for the better. Many children with cerebral palsy or other developmental impairments have never had any therapy intervention. Your support can change their lives!


Sponsor Alysha

  ALYSHA: Alysha is an adorable 21 month old little girl.  She was born prematurely after her mom, Julienne Charles,  had a blood pressure problem during pregnancy. Alysha has cerebral palsy.  Her mother went to four hospitals , two in Port-au-Prince and two in Gonaives to try to find out what was wrong and how she could help her.  Her parents were told she has cerebral palsy but not given information on how to help her to develop.  They are having a lot of difficulty feeding her due to her spasticity.  She moves constantly and turns her head to the side.  Her mother is the only one that can successfully feed her.  This puts her at great risk for malnutrition.   Julienne found out about the clinic from another women.  She said ” There’s a woman who came here with her kids. When this woman first started coming, her child couldn’t run, […]

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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]  


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 […]


2014 Haiti Rehab Project 5K Race

Register               Volunteer               Sponsor the Race 9:00 am         Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up at Parkway Recreation Center 10:00 am       2/10 Mile Fun Run for Kids under 7   –  Let the kids run their race, too!   Free for any child with a registered adult. 10:15 am       2/10 Mile Wheelchair/Assistive Device Victory Lap – Have you or a loved one benefitted from rehabilitation?   Come celebrate your success and take a celebration lap with us.    Walk with your walker, cane or crutches, propel your wheelchair, or have someone help you along. 10:30 am       2 Mile and 5K Walk, Run and Roll for Rehab.    These will be simultaneous events. Those racing in wheelchairs line up first.  Runners next. Those walking line up in the back, please. 12:00 pm        Post Race Party and Award Ceremony at the Parkway Recreation Center Awards: 5K […]


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!


Join us at Saranac Thursday on June 27, 2013!

Matt Brewing Company Courtyard Doors Open 5:30 pm – Live Music 6-9 pm Must be 21 yrs   Your $20 donation to the Haiti Rehab Project includes:  Admission to FX Matt Brewery’s SARANAC Thursday (6/27 only)  3 complimentary drinks of your choice  A Haiti Rehab Project wristband to wear to the event  A chance to win one of these five themed gift baskets…Saranac Brewery – Adirondack Wine and Cheese -Tea Time – Coffee Me – Oneida Crystal Or Become a Member of the Haiti Rehab Project and: Enjoy the evening for FREE (our gift to you) Receive a subscription to our e-newsletter, keeping you up to date on our progress in Haiti. Go to Become a Member page to register Haiti Rehab Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support rehabilitation and medical clinics, orphanages, families, and outreach programs for those with special needs in Haiti. Where there […]

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Motivational Stones, Rubble and Signs

Out of the Rubble and Into the Light… Inspirational messages of hope and restoration for all.   Nehemiah 4:2   New International Version (NIV) He said, “What are those people doing? Will they restore their wall? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble —destroyed as they are?” Help support our neighbors in Haiti as they rebuild from the rubble.  Words Word Set 1 Word Set 2 Word Set 3 Word Set 4 Red Love Dream Blessings Triumph Orange Hope Imagine Forgive Passion Yellow Believe Change Pray Determination Green Gratitude Strength Grace Harmony Blue Peace Courage Joy Friendship Purple Faith Inspire Rejoice Kindness   Words Word Set 5 Word Set 6 Word Set 7 Word Set 8 Red Success Remember Celebrate Wisdom Orange Teamwork Serenity Balance Explore Yellow Vision Compassion Create Honesty Green Synergy Simplify Focus Integrity Blue Optimism Persevere Listen Patience Purple Passion Imagine Encourage […]


Adaptive Builders Program

Help a disabled person support themselves and their family by building rehab and medical equipment to support clinics throughout Haiti.                                                                                            Adpative Builders Tool kit Drill, Screws Hammer, Nails PVC pipe , corners and wheels Wood and PVC pipe Glue Paint, Paint Brushes Material for shelves, cloth Price includes supplies and shipping to Haiti   Price will include supplies to build item in Haiti, labor for Haitian builder and delivery to a Haitian clinic.  Come back soon to see our progress on developing this program in Haiti.

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Occupational Therapy Month Service Project

Looking for an EASY OT Month Service Project? You can directly help rehabilitation programs in the devastated country of Haiti.   All the prep work is done for you.    Simply download our FREE fundraiser kit and begin!   Free fundraiser kit includes downloadable posters, forms and checklists for quick, simple, successful fundraising projects.  Additional Packages to enhance your fundraising effort are also available.  Individuals or Teams raising $500 or more will receive a Haiti Rehab Project engraved plaque as a thank you for your efforts.  Go to Fundraising Packages to get started now! Or Become a Member of Haiti Rehab Project By becoming a Haiti Rehab Project Member, you can directly help people in Haiti with disabilities support their families and send their children to school.   Through your membership your contribution will directly support daily work wages or tuition. These wages will help the team members buy food, water, and pay for education […]


Haiti Rehab Project and Team Zaryen Apparel

Haiti Rehab Project T-shirt  – $17.00 includes shipping (to contiguous USA) Purchase Haiti Rehab Project T-shirts with proceeds going directly towards the mission of the Haiti Rehab Project. T-shirts are washable, cotton-blend and come in black. Size :SmallMediumLargeXLarge   Haiti Rehab Project Wristbands  – $1.00 each includes shipping (to contiguous USA) Purchase Haiti Rehab Project wristbands with proceeds going directly towards the mission of the Haiti Rehab Project. Wristbands come in bright blue and bright green. For quantities greater than one, add item to cart and adjust quantity in the cart. Color :Bright blueBright Green

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Care Packages of Supplies

Rehab/Therapy Supplies Care Package – $500.00 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. Medical/Wound Care Supplies Care Package – $500.00 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.   Medicine Cabinet Care Package (for families) – $150 Band-Aids • […]


Fundraising Packages

Package 1 – FREE      Printable Posters about HRP      Easy Fundraising Ideas Checklist      Sports Event Checklist   Package 2 – $14.99     Printable Posters about HRP     Easy Fundraising Ideas Checklist     Sports Event Checklist (Please download these first 3 items using the form field above)     1 Fundraising Change Bank Canister     15 Haiti Rehab Project Wristbands Package 3 -$49.99     Printable Posters about HRP     Easy Fundraising Ideas Checklist     Sports Event Checklist (Please download these first 3 items using the form field above)     1 Fundraising Change Bank Canister    20 Haiti Rehab Project Wristbands    4 Haiti Rehab Project T-shirts (choose 4 sizes). Black only available at this time. Tee Shirt Type :HRP Logo Shirt-blackTeam Zaryen TurquoiseTeam Zaryen Bright GreenTeam Zaryen Light BlueTeam Zaryen Silver Metal GrayTeam Zaryen Gold Metal GoldTeam Zaryen Highlighter OrangeTeam Zaryen Highlighter GreenTeam Zaryen Highlighter YellowTeam Zaryen Hot PinkSize :SmallMediumLargeXLargeSize :SmallMediumLargeXLargeSize :SmallMediumLargeXLargeSize […]

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About Team Zaryen

This amputee soccer team was created after the 2010 earthquake when hundreds in Haiti needed to have limbs amputated due to severe injuries or wounds that would not heal. Zaryen, the Creole word for Tarantula, is a spider known to carry on despite the loss of a limb. This fitting name describes the passion of the team and their vision to expand its mission beyond soccer. This team wants to send a message of hope to all who are disabled that they can carry on and be successful in Haiti. Currently, only 2 members of Team Zaryen have a formal job. They are unable to support themselves and are often homeless and hungry. Please donate to help give them skills to support themselves and their families. The sports programs give them a sense of belonging and an opportunity to be successful. The Team Zaryen outreach programs give them an opportunity […]


Become a Haiti Rehab Project Member

More than two-thirds of the labor force in Haiti is unemployed. Ten percent (10%) of Haitians are disabled, and individuals with disabilities in Haiti have a much more difficult time gaining employment. Please join us in making a change. Through your membership, your contribution will directly support education, skills training programs, and daily work wages for those with disabilities. Your support will provide hope for a better future when individuals with disabilities can fully support themselves and their families, giving them the opportunity to work, give back to their communities, and share their hope with others. Your membership will also support rehab and medical clinics in Haiti.  By providing supplies, equipment and funds to expand rehab and medical programs, you will directly affect many lives in Haiti. With your support you will have the reassurance that you are giving directly to Haitians in need.  And as our gift to you, you’ll receive […]

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Support Team Zaryen’s Initiatives and Outreach Programs

Help us support Team Zaryen and their initiatives to change the lives of people with disabilities in Haiti. This amputee soccer team was created after the 2010 earthquake when hundreds in Haiti needed to have limbs amputated due to severe injuries or wounds that would not heal. Zaryen, the Creole word for Tarantula, is a spider known to carry on despite the loss of a limb. This fitting name describes the passion of the team and their vision to expand its mission beyond soccer. This team wants to send a message of hope to all who are disabled that they can carry on and be successful in Haiti. Currently, only 2 members of Team Zaryen have a formal job. They are unable to support themselves and are often homeless and hungry. Please donate to help give them skills to support themselves and their families. The sports programs give them a […]


Send Care Packages

Care Packages are distributed to rehabilitation and medical clinics, outreach programs, orphanages and families throughout Haiti. They are sent to the greatest areas of need to promote healthcare services, proper growth and development for babies with special needs and enhance sport and recreational programs to improve the quality of life for those in Haiti. Build CARE PACKAGES and ship to: Haiti Rehab Project P.O. Box 43 Vernon, NY 13476   Packages of supplies are sent with individuals who are volunteering in Haiti. Volunteers check own luggage bag plus one additional suitcase or duffle bag full of needed supplies. Items must meet airline regulations for checked luggage. The following are examples of care package items only. Care packages can include different selections of items or the package can be the all of the same item. Please send a donation along with your care package to assist with shipping fees to Haiti. […]


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About / Contact Us

Welcome to the Haiti Rehab Project! We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support rehabilitation and medical clinics, orphanages, families, and outreach programs for those with special needs in Haiti. Watch this video to learn more about us. Haiti Rehab Project P.O. Box 43 Vernon, NY 13476


Send Haiti Rehab Care Packages

CARE PACKAGES: o Packages of supplies are sent with individuals who are volunteering in Haiti. Volunteers check own luggage bag plus one additional suitcase or duffle bag full of needed supplies. Checked luggage must meet airline dimensions requirements. o Please ship CARE PACKAGE items to Collection Center in Vernon Center, NY for final packaging and shipping to Haiti. CARE PACKAGES FOR REHAB AND MEDICAL CLINICS • To be distributed to clinics, outreach programs, orphanages and families to promote medical and rehabilitation services for those in need. Rehab/Therapy Supplies Care Package • 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, […]