You can now donate online to HHE by going to the St. Columba website. To go there now, click the image to your left.
ALERT!- DUE TO COVID-19, WE HAVE CANCELED OUR FISH-FRY APR. 24! PLEASE THINK ABOUT SENDING A DONATION ON LINE BY CLICKING THE "PLEASE DONATE" LINK ABOVE LEFT.
FUNDING FOR YEAR 11!-
2020-2021 - 50 Students at St. Mary Magdalene Classical Ctr.
We have raised our scholarships to $252 in order to help with rising costs of supplies and to raise the payment to run the school--teachers and staff! = $12,600
FUNDING YEAR #9 2018-19: Success including funding for communication equipment-batteries, printer, cellphone including solar power systems to support our management and violence reduction!
Click button below to donate online at St. Columba website!
GREAT SUCCESS 5th Summer's End "White Party"! Finished funding year #10 - on to #11!
Summer's End "White Party"
Saturday Aug. 24, 2019 4-7:30 pm $40 donation in advance ($50 at door) at Rectory garden,
FISH FRY - KARAOKE! FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2019 6pm!
Volunteer, community-managed, full scholarships for 50 of the most impoverished children in Grand Ravine, Port-Au-Prince. Attending the St. Mary Magdalen Classical Center, a Catholic school. Funded by HopeForHaiti:Education-HHE, a ministry within St. Columba Church, Oakland. Mail "HHE" check to St. Columba Parish, 6401 San Pablo, Oakland, Ca. 94608 Tax-exempt receipts will be delivered. ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SPONSORS--INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS, $250 PER STUDENT! YOU CAN START NOW TO DONATE TO YEAR #10. WE ALSO ARE LOOKING FOR $$$ TO HELP CREATE A PEACE PROGRAM THAT WILL STOP THE ONGOING VIOLENCE BY MILITANT GANGS. JUST PUT "PEACE" IN YOUR CHEQUE MEMO!
SUMMER'S END "WHITE PARTY", AUG. 18, 2018 Big Success!
This year people said this was the best of 4! We had wine, food, live music with Randy Moore, silent auction. Why "White" party? A southern custom of coming out at the end of summer with white clothes. "A beautiful sight dressed in end of summer white". We have been able to send the necessary funds for tuition and school supplies for the 50 kids at St. Mary Magdalene Classical Center. Also we have obtained funding for a communication system: computer, internet... We want to support this school to work on peaceful resolution of violent gang activities that have shut down our school regularly for the last several years Thanks to all our donors!. SEE SLIDESHOW BELOW: put mouse on first pic and click "play", every 7 seconds pic changes. To stop show, press "PAUSE" on the left of the current pic. You can select pics by numbers. You can see all numbers by dragging them with mouse to left or right and then click on the one you want.
FISH FRY-KARAOKE Apr. 13, 2018 6-10 Great Success!
PAST FUNDRAISERS FOR YEAR #8
FISH FRY - KARAOKE! APRIL 26,2017, FRIDAY 6 PM
Great Success! $2,200
Haitian Culture Night! 2016 - Guest: Pres. Point-du-Jour; The Whistler! Kablaya, Olison; A success: great food, music, guest!
SUCCESS! JAN 9TH HAITI CULTURAL NIGHT, 2016 COMMEMORATION OF THE EARTHQUAKE - THE WHISTLER! $1500+ CURRY JERSEY RAFFLE! $2,450 RAISED
At St. Columba we held a Pre-Holiday Boutique in the parish hall, Nov. 8, 2015. We netted $500! We sold classy gifts and hand-crafted items by our very own parishioners. Please consider still shopping "off the grid" away from corporate America before Black Friday and buying local, re-using resources, and putting your money toward supporting our 100 students in Haiti for a 7th year of schooling! These values are integral to our Catholic faith--sharing our riches and conserving our resources. Donate $20 for a Curry Jersey raffle chance!
END OF SUMMER "WHITE PARTY" - AUG. 29 4-8
ST. COLUMBA PARISH HOUSE GARDEN
A HUGE SUCCESS $4,000+ TO GET OUR 100 STUDENTS INTO YEAR 6! THANKS FIRST TO ELENA GAUDET, THE PERSON WITH THE GREAT IDEA AND THE ORGANIZER! THANKS TO THIS GREAT TEAM WHO MADE SUCH A WELL DONE, IMPRESSIVE PARTY. This fundraiser brings us close to funding our 100 scholarships for year 6! We still need about $2,000 to finish tuition payments and our expenses for bank fees and our communications person. Please consider donating for this! See PayPal button below.
DONATIONS/PARTIAL OR FULL SCHOLARSHIPS:
DONATIONS/PARTIAL OR FULL SCHOLARSHIPS:
- FULL SCHOLARSHIP: $250 tuition plus supplies. Program managed by volunteers. Overhead costs are minimal, $1200 out of $25,000 for transportation, phone, internet
- Think about doing a group scholarship-- 5 people @$50 = $250!
- Or make a donation and we can put it with other donations to make a scholarship!
- CHECKS: Make checks payable to HHE to St. Columba Parish 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, Ca 94608
- TAX EXEMPTION: THOSE WISHING TAX EXEMPTION WILL RECEIVE A LETTER CONFIRMING THEIR DONATION.
- CASH: THOSE WISHING TO DONATE CASH, CALL TOM LUCE, 510-575-6326 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. ALL DONATIONS WILL BE VERIFIED BY A THANK YOU.
- THOSE WISHING NEWS WILL RECEIVE A REGULAR NEWSLETTER BY E-MAIL.
GET INVOLVED IN FUNDRAISING -
$25,000 annually - 100 students
A FIRST:we finished year #3 with our bills paid up to date! YEAR #4: Thanks to generous donors from HaitiRise!(DBA), we were able to pay year #5 in full on time.
Year #6 was completely funded. Our goal is now year #8, 2017-2018.
*Recruiting sponsors, *working events.
Call Tom Luce, 510-575-6326
ONGOING RECRUITMENT OF SPONSORS-- INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP
Contact Tom Luce firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-575-6326
Give a gift in your name to Hope For Haiti:Education, a gift of justice.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO HELP RAISE MONEY: School supplies; tuition for year = $25,000*
*100 STUDENTS (reduced from 170 to better meet our goal.)
- Organize sales events--yard, flea, books, at other churches, at your place or at a park
- Recruit sponsors: other parishes, groups of people such as a class of students, a group at work, organizations
- Work on on-line and grant writing possibilities
- Create other events, receptions, dinners, card games (why not Texas Hold'Em?)
- Join coming year's annual events
When only a few get involved it becomes hard work, but with a lot, the workload gets light. Tell your friends!