CHI 360º Gala: A Benefit for Haiti

Community Health Initiative, Haiti
September 2021
10:00 AM CDT
September 2021
09:00 PM CDT
GOAL $19,000.00
88.7% To Goal

About Our Auction

The 360º Gala is CHI's biggest fundraiser of the year! Historically, we have gathered to honor our staff and partners in Haiti and celebrate our work over the past year. Since COVID, it has been a hybrid event, and you can participate from anywhere through our online auction. Score some fabulous and unique items, and support our crew in Haiti, from the comfort of your own home!

About Community Health Initiative, Haiti

The Community Health Initiative, Haiti, (CHI, Haiti) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 by American doctors Chris Buresh and Josh White, friends since medical school. With their passion for global health and combined 14 years of work in Haiti, the two started CHI to partner with local communities in Arcahaie, Haiti, to address the pressing health needs as identified by the communities. To the doctors’ surprise, when asked about their most urgent request, the community asked for a road! As a healthcare organization, building a road seemed an unusual first project, but as we worked alongside the community members building the road, we began to learn the important reasons for the request, and how it actually was connected to health. This first lesson has informed our approach: listening deeply, setting aside our own priorities, and truly learning how to work in solidarity with our Haitian partners. We envision a day when all babies are born with a skilled birth attendant present, no child suffers from malnutrition, people no longer die of diarrhea or pneumonia, and chronic diseases are identified and treated using local expertise in Haiti.

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