Skuola Screenshot PieceFinding a solution to the deforestation problem in Haiti is not going to be an easy task. As a native born Haitian, I traveled the entire island to get a good grasp of how deforestation can be solved.
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Map of HaitiHaiti is the second largest Island in the Caribbean. Haiti is situated 77 km southeast of Cuba. Haiti occupies the western third of the island it shares with the Dominican Republic and has 1530 km of coast line.
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WHY GIVE TO HAITI?

A fundraiser at Tigeorges' Restaurant netted $14,000 and attracted figures including Council President Eric Garcetti.
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Tigeorges became a focal point of local relief efforts after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 12, 2010. The fundraiser at his restaurant netted $14,000 and attracted TV cameras and politicians figures such as Council President Eric Garcetti.

The majority of the proceeds went to the Yele Haiti Foundation, which was helping coordinate the delivery of emergency services and materials to aid in the earthquake relief.

After traveling to Haiti, Tigeorge realized that there are several great organizations in Haiti (such as Yele) who are focused on helping the Haitian people through the earthquake, but are not focusing on the deforestation issue in Haiti (something near and dear to his heart). Tigeorge opened the Tigeorges Foundation, a non-profit organization, focused on helping Haitian farmers

Why should I donate?

  • One of the greatest reasons to donate to any charity is to help the less fortunate. Tigeorge faced several triumphs and tribulations in the past year, but that does not stop him from helping his beloved countrymen in Haiti.
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  • Donations to charity are tax deductible expenses. Tigeorges Foundation is a qualified tax-exempt organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.