Give the Gift of Public Health

Author: Gena Robinson

This Holiday Season, you can help others while getting your Christmas shopping done at the same time through the Haiti Program's Give the Gift of Public Health initiative.  


If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything, please consider making a donation to the Haiti Program in honor of a dear friend or family member.

The Notre Dame Haiti Program has commissioned local artists in Leogane to  create drawings of Christmas scenes. The Program will send your friend a card, like the one at right, with a Christmas blessing as well as a note detailing what is being done in their honor.  Recipients will not be added to the mailing list.  For alumni, this gift will count towards yearly contributions to the University. 

Donors may choose to sponsor one of the specific projects listed, or they may designate general patient support.

  • A gift of $25 will provide lymphedema care for one month for 10 people
  • A gift of $50 will provide Mass Drug Administration for 100 people
  • A gift of $100 will provide 800 one pound bags of medicated salt to help a local vendor start a business.
  • A gift of $500 will provide a life-changing hydrocele surgery, enabling the patient to support his family once again.

More information and an order form can be found here.

All requests for cards must be postmarked by December 15th, so that Program Staff has time to process gifts in time for the holiday.

Mesi Anpil!  Thank you for your generosity, and have a very happy and blessed holiday season.  Jwaye Nwèl!