Milestone in Shoppers Optimum Donations – 500,000 points and counting!

With donated Shoppers Optimum Points we have purchased an automated blood pressure cuff (top), and a “touchless” thermometer (bottom). They are now a part of the Helping Haiti Medical Clinic’s triage area (middle).In January 2016 Helping Haiti partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to enable Canadians to donate their Optimum points to Helping Haiti. Since then we have received many donations – ranging from 2 points to 60,000 points. Including Shoppers Drug Mart’s initial donation of 198,000 (a value of $350), we have received a total of 508,139 Points (as of January 3rd, 2017). This has worked out to almost $1000 for us to spend on medical and first aid supplies at Shoppers.

Update: As of January 1, 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart customers will no longer have the option to donate their loyalty points to charity.

Happy New Year from Helping Haiti!

The Helping Haiti Medical Clinic was open in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to support our community.
The Helping Haiti Medical Clinic was open in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew to support our community.
Our team, here in Canada, and in Haiti would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support in 2016!

2016 was a strong year for Helping Haiti. Mario, our head nurse at the Helping Haiti Medical Clinic in Cite Soleil, Haiti, lead our team through seeing 1,848 patients (469 of them were children), who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford health care or medication for their injuries and illnesses.

Last year we also partnered with Kindness In Action, which brought a dental team to our clinic for a week. They helped over 300 people with their dental needs. Extracting, filling, cleaning, educating and relieving a tremendous amount of pain. 

2016 also saw Hurricane Matthew devastate communities across Haiti. Our clinic was open to the public the evening Matthew arrived in Cite Soleil to act as a safe shelter. Following the worst of the storm and as soon as our nurses were physically able to get to the clinic (of course, they and their families faced this crisis also) it was opened to treat the many sicknesses caused by the flooding and lack of sanitation facilities.

2017 will be another big year! We will continue to work towards an expanded Clinic program and the development of the Helping Haiti Community Centre. Please join us in raising a glass for work well done!