15,000 Meals Campaign

This December we are excited to bring out a special holiday promotion in partnership with select local Burger King locations. To support our efforts in Haiti, we will be offering BK fundraiser coupons and savings cards. Each $10 card sold will raise the funds to feed a child in need for three months! The promotion will run until December 31st. Locations include Greece Ridge Mall, Eastview Mall, Marketplace Mall, Humboldt Street, Farmington NY, Hamburg NY, Medina NY, and Leroy NY.

Though there have been many efforts to assist the people of Haiti, malnutrition, a crisis of sanitation, and educational and economic stagnation persist. We have made amazing progress in Haiti this year and are looking to continue our work.

By the end of 2017, ECM will be feeding seven thousand kids daily. We will have 15 bread ovens across Haiti providing nutritious meals. Three schools will be funded providing education for 500 children and we will be directly employing twenty five Haitians; indirectly supporting 250 Haitians. Though we are extremely proud of the work we have accomplished so far, we have only reached the tip of the iceberg.

According to the World Food Program:

-          1 in 5 children suffer from malnutrition, stunting their growth

-          1 in 10 children are severely malnourished, threatening their lives

-          Haiti is the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere and 60% live on less than $2 per day

-          50% of urban Haitians are unemployed

This promotion will help us reach our next goals of feeding 15,000 daily, building an additional 15 bread ovens for a total of 30, and employing an additional 25 Haitians to impact over 500 Haitians and help grow the local Haitian economy. We need your help to lift up our brothers and sisters in Haiti by encouraging sustainability and helping to provide vital nutrition.

Gratitude & Unity Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is often a time when we think about all we have to be grateful for. Family, health, and stability are often the first things that come to mind. This time of year it is also a good time to think about those who are not as fortunate to be thankful for those things. Better yet, it is the perfect time to give back – and break bread- with those that are in need.

Elevating Christian Ministries is proud to present “Gratitude & Unity” a community Thanksgiving dinner that is free to all those in need.  The event is also generously sponsored by Branden Albert a two-time NFL ProBowl & Rochester Native, SWAN, and Food Link. The event will feed 2,500 people on November, 22nd (the day before Thanksgiving) at The Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York. There will be a red carpet, live band, and activities for children of all ages!  Let’s gather as one community and share a meal.  If you are interested in attending, donating or getting involved you can find more information on our website. Be sure to pre-register!

There will also be a variety of agencies at the event where attendees will be able to learn more about programs that can be beneficial to them. These agencies include:

Planned Parenthood

Neighborhood Service Center

Community Place of Grater Rochester

Public Market

Eastman Dental

Smoking Health Action Coalition

Mental Health Association

Catholic Charities Community Services

Sonia Natural Products 

Coffee Connection

Shelia Forsett Paparazzi Accessories

Girl Scouts

There are many reasons to be thankful this year. Our community Thanksgiving is the perfect way to give back to the city that we love so much! Register to volunteer or attend today. If you can’t make it and would like to help, your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

What Haiti Means to Me

What Haiti Means to Me

Had we not been asked to go, and then answered the call with a "yes" we would have never gone back as many times as we have to help the people in this country. From feeding children in need to employing orphans transitioning into adulthood, to making sure children are given the best possible chance at a great education- we at HALF UNITED are committed to doing anything we can for anyone we can in Haiti.