PFTC House Orphanage
As of 2015, Power for the Children (PFTC) is focusing all efforts and financial resources to operate as an orphanage. We believe it is important to do this while remaining well-connected to & positively impacting the surrounding Haitian community. Toward this endeavor, PFTC continues to:
In order to continue with this important work, we need your help to establish a monthly donation income to pay for these essential bills. Would you join us in raising these children by becoming a monthly donor at any amount?
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. - James 1:27
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How We Began
Power for the Children (PFTC) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit started by Jeremy Whatley, a construction contractor from Orange County California and his wife Gustalia Etienne, a Haitian native. Jeremy and Gustalia are based in Haiti and work with anyone who will partner with them to directly take in, house, feed, educate, and care for orphaned and abandoned street children and some children who were child slaves (restavecs). The goal is to raise self-sufficient, Jesus-loving young adults able to care for themselves and with a heart to make a difference in the community around them. Besides raising these children, PFTC also provides job training and networks with locals to create small businesses and facilitate the creation of employment situations. Jeremy's specialty is training in mechanical and construction trades, his favorite being the implementation of green technologies at a scale that makes sense in poor, small communities. See our Mission Statement below to read about our original plan in starting this nonprofit.
Jeremy and Gustalia are regular people (not wealthy) and often resort to coming to the United States for construction jobs to fund the basic cost of raising all these children and their various projects. Though they seek financial and material donations (all donations to PFTC are tax deductable), the amounts received are often not enough. They are especially seeking monthly sponsors, who's support will help cover the basic bills associated with housing and raising all these children, and other help projects aimed at assisting and equipping the poorest young adults become self-sufficient and able to make their own income. We welcome you to get to know our children and what we do... to skype, email, and even visit us!
If you are the type of person who believes in sharing your resources with the less fortunate and wants to be involved in their lives, you have come to the right place!