Give Another Human Being the Chance to Have a Healthy Life

There are many ways to give to CRUDEM. You can make a donation online, through the mail, or by wire transfer. You can also donate stocks and securities as well as goods and services. You can even donate medical and construction supplies and equipment, even your old cell phone.

The fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to donate is to donate online.


Make your online donation here by clicking
the red DONATE button to the right:

Make a donation in someone’s honor
by clicking the button below:

Once you enter the donation amount, you can add the person or group’s name and address or other information in the special instructions area in PayPal on the second screen.

Monthly Donations

Donations can be made in increments from $5.00 to $100.00 a month. Please use the different buttons below to choose which dollar amount you would like to donate every month to CRUDEM:



If you would like to wire transfer funds from your bank account to the CRUDEM Foundation bank account on a one-time or repeat basis, please contact the CRUDEM office at


Be An Angel Of The Day

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. Click here to learn more about Angel of the Day Sponsorships.



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.” Click here to learn more about Champion of the Month Sponsorships.

If you are interested in being a 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.)

donate5 program

Search the Internet and Earn Money for CRUDEM! The CRUDEM Foundation participates in the program that makes a small donation to the charity of your choice every time you use their Yahoo driven search engine.

To participate:
1. Go to
2. In the “Who Do You GoodSearch For?” box type in: CRUDEM Foundation
3. Click the gold “Verify” button
4. Search the Internet as usual

Employer Matching Gift Program

Many companies match their employees’ charitable donations. Check with your company’s Human Resource department or with the owner/boss for plan details, paper work and increase the impact of your donation – in many instances employers will match dollar for dollar.

Mark Your Personal Celebrations With Donations In Lieu of Gifts

More and more people add greater meaning to special occasions by requesting donations to The CRUDEM Foundation in lieu of personal gifts. We’ve received donations to mark weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements and other celebrations. If you would like brochures, pre-addressed envelopes or other materials for this purpose please contact the CRUDEM office at

Donate Medical and Construction Supplies

In 2009, we received almost $11,000,000 in goods and services. We are always appreciative of donations of medical supplies and equipment as well as some construction materials. If you think you can assist in securing such donations, please contact the CRUDEM office at

Please do not send us supplies without first checking with us to determine if they are suitable.

Please also note: We cannot accept any donations of clothing, toys, etc.


Send Us Your Old Cell Phones

Mail your old cell phones to us and we will turn them in for cash. Send your old cell phones to:

The CRUDEM Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 804
Ludlow, MA 01056

Donate Stocks and Other Securities

If you would like to donate securities, please contact the CRUDEM office at for transfer instructions.

The Dr. Theodore Dubuque Legacy Society

Ted Dubuque, a St Louis surgeon, first went to Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti just after it was built in 1986. With over 18 years experience as Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, he recognized the enormous need of the Haitian people. He equipped the operating room and spent six months as a surgical volunteer.

Over the next 16 years Ted traveled between northern Haiti and St Louis, providing care for the neediest patients, bringing medical specialty teams, procuring supplies and medicines, overseeing the staffing and management of the hospital and setting the standards for patient care. He also initiated fund raising efforts.


In 1993 Ted and his friend, Carlos Reese, founded the CRUDEM Foundation, a 501c3 charity, to sustain and improve Hôpital Sacré Coeur which has become the hospital of choice in Haiti. The Dr. Theodore Dubuque Legacy Society is designed to provide you the opportunity to assist in the continuation of this mission bringing relief to the people of Haiti.

For more detailed information or to discuss giving options, please contact:
Joni Paterson, Ph.D. Director/Development & Administration
CRUDEM Foundation

Making charitable contributions is an art-a creative process that adapts to the changing need and wishes of the donor. Planned giving enables a donor to arrange charitable contributions in ways that maximize personal objectives while minimizing the after-tax cost.


Depending on the asset you give and the gift arrangement you select, as a donor you can generally expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:

  • fulfill your philanthropic goals
  • reduce your income tax through a charitable deduction
  • avoid capital-gain tax on a gift of long-term appreciated property
  • retain a stream of income for life for yourself and/or other beneficiaries
  • increase your spendable income
  • eliminate potential federal estate tax on property passing to charity at death
  • reduce costs and time in estate settlement

We will be delighted to work with you and your advisors in arranging the planned gift that best suits your objectives. Here are some brief overviews of some of the ways to make a charitable contribution to CRUDEM:

Gift Annuity

In exchange for a transfer of cash, marketable securities or, in some circumstances, real estate, we contractually guarantee to make specified annuity payments to you and/or another beneficiary for life, the payout rate depending on the age and number of beneficiaries.

Gift of Appreciated Properties

A GAP is a popular alternative to a cash gift. Such a gift generates a double tax benefit, a charitable income tax deduction and the escape of any potential tax on the capital gain of the property. Gifts can consist of tangible personal property such as a work of art, rare books or a stamp collection.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Property is transferred under a Trust Agreement that specifies how and when the Trust principal and interest are to be distributed. The Charitable Beneficiary receives the remainder (what’s left) in the trust after it terminates. It may be created to become effective during your life time or after your death. CRTs can be tailored in many ways to suit individual needs.

Charitable Lead Trust

CLTs may be used by individuals who wish to make a gift, but retain the property in their family. Grantor Lead Trusts provide you with a charitable tax-deduction of the payments CRUDEM receives from the trust for a specified period of time. The donor is still taxed on the interest earned by the trust each year. Non-Grantor Lead Trusts do not provide you with a charitable income taxdeduction, neither are you taxed on the income the trust earns. At the end of the trust term, all assets remaining in the CLT are distributed to you or your beneficiaries.

Life Insurance

You may use life insurance as a direct funding medium of a gift, permitting you to make a substantial gift for a relatively modest annual outlay. You may also use insurance to replace the value of an asset you give to CRUDEM Foundation.