How to contact us and donate to a project.
While our ministries are located primarily in Haiti we use a U.S. mailing address for ease and economy of mailing. We have also found it much less complicated to clear packages through customs when brought in by the mission courrier flight rather than being sent through the local post office.
If you are located in Canada donations for tax purposes may be sent to:
The Ind. Holiness Church Missions
104 - 610 Perehudoff Cres.
SASKATOON, SK, CANADA S7N 4H5
U.S. Donations may be forward to:
Mr. David Wikle
1384 Dafler Road
West Alexandria, OH, USA 45381
For correspondence and donations of gifts-in-kind our U.S. Mailing Address is:
Rev. A. R. Chabot-Stahls
c/o Agape Flights, Inc.
100 Airport Ave PAP-1119
Venice, FL 34285
Our immediate needs include:
- Funding for the reconstruction efforts. A temporary home can be built for about US$3,000 and is available pre-fab locally from a company which employs Haitians, thus providing gainful employment to many while also helping the local economy.
Repairs to three churches and schools which were damaged during the quake on January 12, 2010 and are still needing repairs. Funding is needed for cement, sand, blocks, and steel support bars.
- Bulk food is still needed to supplement the needs of many families.
Please note that on all items which are sent to us for use in Haiti that we must pay the shipping costs plus customs fees. We pay $1.50/lb shipping plus about $1.00/lb customs fees and box handling charges (TOTAL US$2.50/lb). It is important that those who donate gifts-in-kind remember to also send a check in advance for these costs as we do not have funding in our budget for this added expense.
Other items which we can always use in our programs include:
New and used musical instruments: recorders, brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, etc),reed instruments (clarinet, saxophone, etc), stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass fiddle, etc) also keyboards and accordions for our music programs.
School supplies such as school bags, pencils, notebooks, etc...
Each summer we hold youth camps. These are camps in which we work with children and young adults. Some are Bible Camps and at others we also teach music - one camp in particular, located in Les Cayes on the south coast, features not only singing but also band. Some of our members also work with groups of young people giving music lessons but instruments are very expensive are not easily available here in Haiti. (For this reason we are always on the lookout for used instruments).
The Summer 2011 Music Camp was held on the grounds of Palacio del Ingombe in Santo Domingo in the Mirador del Oueste suburb. It was an exciting time to see young people from both Haiti and the Dominican Republic come together and participate with a spirit of unity. The Ministry of the Environment, which has authority of the grounds, was so impressed with the initiative, that they provided us with a fully catered hot, sit-down dinner under white awnings and completely furnished as you'd expect for an outdoor wedding with fine china, silverware, and crystal, and even sent a representative to congratulate us on the camp on the last afternoon.
If you are interested in coming and helping in one of our camps we would be interested in hearing from you. Or if you and your group would like to be involved in the reconstruction efforts and have raised funds for a project that you would like to come and help with - please let us know and we will see what we can do to put you right to work!
This summer we are planning to have youth camp near Cabaret with a choir camp near Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.
If someone has a used accordion that they would like to give we have several groups which could make very good use of one. (It costs us about $2.50 US/lb weight to ship in and pay the customs fees on any donated items - if shipped directly to Haiti the cost is much higher so please use our Venice, FL address
for all such items sent).