Clowns for Haiti Charity
In October 2009, two school friends (Peter Gannon and Peter Hanley) visited Haiti inspired to volunteer in an orphanage run by a lady from Co Mayo – Gina Heraty. After a very positive experience visiting the ‘Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage’, Peter and Peter travelled to Haiti again in December of the same year.
This time, they connected with and started raising money for a little school called ‘The School of Miracles and Restoration’, in Port au Prince, Haiti. Devastatingly, on Jan 12th 2010, life in Haiti changed forever when an earthquake measuring 7.0 magnitude killed over 230,000 people and left another 1,000,000 homeless. One of the victims was a young American volunteer teacher called Molly. She was Peter Gannon’s friend and the inspiration for what we now do in our efforts to re-build Haitian communities.
Peter Gannon and Peter Hanley returned to Haiti once more in February 2010 determined to help rebuild ‘The School of Miracles and Restoration’ and make links with other Haitian schools. Watch the video to see the story of Pete and Pete from the beginning.
On their return, ‘Clowns for Haiti’ was established with the view to link Haitian and Irish schoolchildren through the performing arts. Since 2010, ‘Clowns for Haiti’ has delivered hundreds of performances and workshops to communities in both countries in an effort to raise awareness of Haiti’s plight and to ensure on-going fundraising to support the re-building of life in Haiti.
We want you to join the Clowns, participate in the great fun (!) and bring hope to Haiti.
Thank you. Merci!