A lot happens in the course of a day at Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Patients arrive at 6 am, many having walked 10 miles or more, to get the medical attention that is in regrettably short supply in Haiti. All day long people stream into the hospital; mothers to deliver their babies, patients visiting one of the many clinics, and others in need of emergency care. In one day and under one roof patients consult with the doctors, complete all of their laboratory tests, return to the doctors for results and receive medications from the pharmacy. A day can mean life or death for those who come seeking care.
Over 50,000 people a year visit the hospital campus and nearly 350 full and part time employees work hard to make sure their healthcare needs are met and the patient is treated with the upmost dignity, respect and compassion. The cost per day of keeping the hospital properly staffed to face whatever medical need walks through the door is $3,616.
There is a Haitian proverb that says “Men anpil chay pa lou” – Many hands make the load lighter. With your generous sponsorship of a day (or more), you ensure that Hôpital Sacré Coeur stands ready to change the lives of hundreds of impoverished Haitians for generations to come.
A gratitude plaque with your name or the person(s) you are honoring will be placed in the clinical area.
Angel of the Day Sponsorships can be given as gifts in memory, in honor or to celebrate special days such as birthdays, anniversaries or feast days. Treat a loved one or yourself to this very special gift. Community groups, schools, churches and families may consider fundraising to collectively sponsor a day or more at Hôpital Sacré Coeur.
An acknowledgement card will be sent to the sponsor and recipient. The recipients and sponsors will be remembered in the recitation of the Our Father (“Papa Nou”) by the patients and staff of Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Sponsors may be publicized in our newsletters, web site and in the CRUDEM annual calendar unless they request otherwise.
Use the donate buttons below to be an Angel of the Day with a donation of $3,616,
or be an Angel of the Half Day with a donation of $1,808.
BE THE CHAMPION OF THE MONTH AT HÔPITAL SACRÉ COEUR!
Being born in a low resource country is no reason to be sentenced to a life without access to skilled medical care. At Hôpital Sacré Coeur, we are honored to relieve unnecessary suffering and cheat death of a much too early claim on someone’s life. Haitians are a hard working, resourceful, compassionate and resilient people. Every day they teach us how to live in gratitude and how to love one another no matter the circumstances.
Not a week goes by when many of the nearly 350 staff members of Hôpital Sacré Coeur voluntarily work extra hours and go the extra mile to serve the patients and their families. Hôpital Sacré Coeur is not just one of the largest employers in the northern region of Haiti; it is a place where nearly 350 employees live out a vocation and mission to care for their neighbors. To the people of the region, Hôpital Sacré Coeur is a living miracle. As one villager said, “We cannot conceive of Hôpital Sacré Coeur not being open. The thought of it, terrifies us.”
With your extraordinary donation, you ensure that the hospital is fully staffed with dedicated professionals for one month. In turn, thousands of people experience the answer to their prayers and receive the medical care they and their families need to continue their lives and to be a blessing to others.
For less than the cost of a luxury sedan, like the BMW 7 series or a Mercedes S Class, you have the unique honor of staffing an entire hospital for a month and directly impacting the lives of thousands of people. Without a doubt, your generosity will save a life; probably many lives. Talk about significant impact!
A gratitude plaque with your name or the person(s) you are honoring will be placed at the entrance to the hospital.
If you are interested in being The Champion of the month for $110,000, please download this form to mail in your donation.
(We cannot accept Champion of the Month donations online because PayPal limits single transactions to $10,000 or below.)