Sirilia Gives Her Family a Home

Tucking children into bed, folding tasty ingredients into a sauce on the stove, and having a quiet spot to relax with a cup of tea – these are just a few things moms love about having their own home.   Sadly, for many living at and near our Haiti North site, stable shelter isn’t always a reality.   Where Sirilia lives, agriculture …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Home-Sweet-Home’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  There’s no place like home. Having a safe place to sleep and a roof over one’s head is a basic right everyone should have access to. Sadly, many people live on the streets, or in unsafe structures.  …

A Wave of Change in St. Dominque

Since 1999, Chalice supporters have made a difference in Haiti. They’ve provided disaster relief in the wake of the 2010 earthquake and 2016 hurricane, and helped sponsored children complete their education. And at our St. Dominique site, grants, gift catalogue purchases and sponsorships fueled by generous donors are generating waves of change.  At one of the orphanages Chalice works with in Haiti, finding the …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Colourful Clothes’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world.  An outfit is a form of self-expression, and at our sponsor sites in Haiti, many children and adults are rocking some colourful garb. Our top 5 ‘Colourful Clothes’ photos are a celebration of the beautiful cultures that influence style around the world.  #5: …

Kindness Goes a Long Way in Haiti

You never quite know where a dash of kindness will lead. Sometimes it means hope for someone struggling, an extra bit of income, or a new friend. For the students attending the Sant Ti moun Byenvini school near our Haiti North site, it meant full bellies and a whole lot of relief.  In early 2021, Haiti struggled with political upheaval and a …

How Can Special Money Make a Difference?

Chalice donors know sponsorship makes an impact on children every day around the world. But what some might not know is there are other ways to support your sponsored child. Around here, we call it ‘special money.’   That’s when a sponsor chooses to donate extra money to their sponsored child, elder or family. But does …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Harvest Season’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world. Fall has just begun, and for many in Canada, that means apple-picking season! And gourd season, and pumpkin season…in short, it’s harvest season. Across the globe, many of our sites harvest at this time …

Food Brings Happiness to Schoolchildren

“A hungry man is an angry man”, they say, and Ajugboul has seen that firsthand. The elderly woman lives in one of the remote villages surrounding our Wa site in Ghana, and used to quarrel with her two grandsons over not having enough food to eat. The boys were abandoned by their parents, and finding …

Photo Friday: Our top 5 ‘Simple Joys’’ photos!

Welcome to Photo Friday! Each Friday, we share photo collections of our favourite shots from our sponsor sites around the world. In First Timothy 6:2-12, Timothy famously writes that, “The love of money is the root of all evils.” It’s easy for us to be led astray by pursuit of money and goods, but it’s …