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"THRIFTYTRESOR"

For Advancement

"LIKE A THRIFTY BUT A REAL TRESOR"

Post Office Box 2542

OCALA, FLORIDA 34478

 

Leadership Perspective

As the chair person of "THRIFTYTRESOR" , I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each and everyone for what I see as A successful first year with "THRIFTY TRESOR". Our success is a remarkable achievement based on the hard work and dedication of many of us over the past year.

It is hard to imagine that first year already went by. From day one, we constantly strive to make, this effort, a charitable entity of All of us. Our mission gears toward making it better for all those Haitian children we are fortunate to reach. This work is driven by our continuing and passionate commitment to our mission to assist the  children, victim of that disaster of the January 12, 2010, beneficiaries of our social commitment and promote a better understanding of the Haitian community, our culture, and who we are as a whole. While pursuing such important and challenging journey, I have some questions to answer for my readers.

Q_ What have been our top accomplishments and why were they so important?
A
_ Looking back from where we started, we are confident that one of our top accomplishments has been the continued effort toward restructuring this idea to better bring the community together as a big family in a diversified environment. We strive to make THRIFTYTRESOR- the key reference for the Haitian children in our community back home. To effectively pursue such journey, we greatly need everyone to make it part of their new years resolution to become a PARTICIPANT, A BUYER of this e-store. Please join on other at your convenience.

Soon after we took the lead of THRIFTYTRESOR, we landed the first milestone with what we call "Sale
Gathering." The purpose of that social gathering is to bring the community together in a diversified environment where all participants are encouraged to present their views. Usually, we wish to have 60 to 100 people and at least two to three guest speakers, ranging from well known Haitian community leaders, professors, small business owners to American volunteers who provide assistance to Haitian people in Haiti. At the center of the social gathering activity is education. We want to make our children proud of who we are and where we come from to better increase their self-esteem and a growing hope that they are not alone in this period of recovery. We want them to be proud to say that they are HAITIANS wherever they are. At THRIFTYTRESOR, we want to see good things happen for the Haitian community, and we commit ourselves to making it happen. My Prayer is that we, as our members and supporters, would next year come together once more to make a bigger impact in the lives of others. I challenge you to find within your hearts a purpose and a goal, having one mind, as we challenge ourselves for change in the lives of others.


The second major accomplishment is the scholarship funds that we hope to established in the year 2012, to pay tuition for those childrend who become "Orphelins". THRIFTYTRESOR, currently pays for more than four children living in the rural areas of Port-au-Prince and Limbe, Southeast area, to go to school. We pay for their tuition, fees, clothes, etc. These twelve children are ranged from six years old now to fifteen.

Our income has been increasing steadily depleted in the past few months. What we currently have may seem small, but we sometimes have to slow down in order to speed up.

Last, but not least, major challenge has been to make the association a key reference for the Haitian community, among Haitian-Americans. For instance, when St. Vincent brings Haitians in Orlando, Miami, tampa, Jacksonville for training or to undergo major surgeries, our sister organization, Haafa is always there to make sure that the patients receive fair assistance, in terms of translation, food, moral support, etc. We want t join them for other needs, emotional, spiritual they may need and participate in fundraising activities to help those patients go back home.


Having said all of that does not mean that it has been an easy task. I have encountered a lot of disappointments throughout this journey. However, I always psyche myself with a positive attitude toward the associations well-being because "Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on!"

We have made positive strides in our focus to better the Haitian community and our organization, each and every blessed day we benefit from the Divine. With everyone's support, it has been an honor serving as the chairperson and I greatly appreciate that. Our mission must be passed down to another generation when our board convene for their annual meeting. A.Santel, a registered Nurse, Chairperson. is the key to our limited succes ans is the one who financemost of our effort. we are so lucky to have her around this project.

 Post Office Box 2542, Ocala, Fl. 34478 (904) 672-8241