WHO WE ARE
CHILDREN WITH DIGNITY is a non governmental organization who aim is to empower the underserved children through education, social services, advocacies and human rights. It is legally recognized by the New York State Department as an LLC and as a 501c3. Our goal is to bring joy to children that are deprived of basic life necessities.
On September, 17, 2015, CHILDREN WITH DIGNITY (CWD), a non profit organization, was officially launched, although, it has been working in the background for the last three years. Currently, CWD supports quality of education and protect the human right of every child. All children earn the right to be loved, nurtured, and valued; as well as to a basic education. children can individually express their talents and where they are socially and emotionally safe.
CWD believes that all individuals, in all parts of the world, everywhere in the world, have the right to a dignified life. A right to be educated, free from hunger, abuse, and human rights violations.
LOVE: Actions show love not emotional but a response to someone in need.
DIGNITY a quality of being worthy of honor or respect.
HOPE encourages the soul and without hope, life loses its meaning.
A dream was born when a post-graduate student at Long Island University went on an internship in the Dominican Republic. Visiting several Non- Governmental Organizations, helping the Haitians living in San Pedro, Ms. Renee Douyon witnessed these undocumented immigrants still struggling though a huge poverty crisis!
Fighting off centuries of government corruption, colonization, racial tension, and color discrimination that only resulted in deep wounds, Haitians were unable to get legal jobs, enjoy legal protections and privileges and yet found themselves in critical conditions leading to unsustainable situations for a dignified life. Right then and there, Ms. Douyon dreamt of a world for them. A world where these Haitians, her fellow brothers and sisters, could exercise their basic rights, enjoy the blessings of God and live with prestige and dignity. That’s how CHILDREN WITH DIGNITY was born!
WHAT WE DO
Our main objective is to help the less fortunate children, all around the world. However, Children With Dignity targets Haitians children who are impoverished, primarily orphans, child domestics, immigrants, and refugees, in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Through this organization, we want to make these underserved children feel dignified which can be achieved easily when matching a child with a sponsor. As a result, that child will be able to attend school, learn a trade, and receive basic care which raises their self-worth and foster dignity.
In a bid to support and strengthen Haitians, it began with helping children who were the most vulnerable victims, and lived in the most deplorable situations, such as hunger, homeless, parentless, stateless, HIV and others. So CHILDREN WITH DIGNITY aims to ensure that the children basic needs are being met as we provide them necessary care, a better place to stay, basic healthcare, opportunity to learn as well as Christmas gifts, all of which enhances their lives and raises self-dignity.
In a world where more than a billion children live on less than $2 per day, Ms Douyon found Child Sponsorship as the most strategic way to end child poverty. So if you feel in your heart that you can sponsor a child by sparing $20 a month then come join hands with us and extend your generosity to nurture these little souls of today become the proud, empowered citizens of tomorrow!
CHILDREN WITH DIGNITY will provide all sponsors with an in-depth child’s profile: a yearly letter from the child, a school report, a picture and a small token to thank you for joining your hearts.
FIRST CHRISTMAS PARTY
We hosted a special Christmas program for our children. You can also participate in these events by volunteering and devoting your time with the children, buying gifts and books for them, donate treats and goodies, helping children with Christmas decoration and tree and whatnot. We take account of every little effort put forward by you.
WHERE WE WORK
We try to accommodate and help every child around the world. Currently, our headquarter is located in New York, NY. Our main focus is on fostering and rehabilitating all children.
To curb the situation, we have decided to build a health center for the Haitian community to improve their overall health, wellness, and quality of life, bringing hope once more to brighten up their lives for a better future. To meet our fundraising goal, it will truly take a village. Are you able to support this incredible cause? Any amount you can contribute will make a difference—even $5. We believe that children should be loved, nurtured, and valued.
We aim to expand our horizons by introducing a clinical center for the Haitian community to improve their overall health, wellness, and quality of life, bringing hope once more to brighten up their lives for a bette