aiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with an average life expectancy of 45, ravaged and devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010, and filled with children who long for a hope-filled future. Sheridan members and friends can travel in a day to visit our partners. This is why we partner with Haiti!
In 2009, an exploratory team from Sheridan traveled to Haiti to discover the partnerships that would form through The Haitian Timoun Foundation (Haiti Children's Foundation or HTF). What our team discovered was a place and partnership where we could make a tremendous impact with our partnership and financial contributions.
Service Opportunities in Haiti
Through HTF, partnerships have developed in Haiti that have span more than a decade. The mission statement for HTF is "That ALL may have life!" This is what you experience when you are a part of the partnership with HTF and Sheridan Lutheran Church. Sheridan's partnership is a way to live the promise of the resurrection! Our partnership with Haiti includes the following service opportunities:
- Annual optometry clinics (typically in October)
- Summer internship possibilities
- serving as a member of the summer Vacation Bible School team, as well as child, family, and college sponsor.
Approximate Trip Cost
Cost for the Optometry Clinic is around $1,500.
Cost for the summer VBS experience is around $1,900.