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Art & Craft Fair In Aid Of The Haven Project

Please come along to this fundraising event in aid of the Haven Project (Building Homes and Hope in Haiti) on Sunday 12th of December!

Handmade goods for sale include: jewellery, pottery, crochet, knitting, candles, cards and textile crafts!

There will also be a cake sale, music, face painting, spot prizes and lots more!

When: Sunday 12th of December between 12.00 - 18.00

Where: St. Joseph's Hall, Ballytivnan, Sligo Town

Do come along and show your support for a great cause!

There will also be a cake sale after the 7.30 pm Mass on Saturday the 11th of December in St. Joseph's Hall.

About The Haven Project
Haven is an Irish non governmental, non political, non religious organisation working to build sustainable communities, through the provision of housing, and emergency relief and by implementing community development programmes in Haiti.

The organisation was founded in late 2008 by Leslie Buckley and his wife Carmel. Leslie's business interests brought him to Haiti for the first time in 2004. Appalled by the conditions in which the people of Haiti are living in, he set up Haven.

By training, up-skilling and employing local Haitian people throughout the year, Haven is creating jobs and encouraging local trade and industry. Schools, playgrounds, and community buildings are key elements of Haven's community building projects.

Our shelter programmes run throughout the year. However twice a year, in April and October, Haven's Haitian workforce is joined on site by a team of volunteers who take part in an intensive Build it Week. While in Haiti, volunteers live and work on the building site in extremely basic conditions.

Since the earthquake hit Haiti's capital city, Port au Prince, on January 12th, 2010, Haven has been working in affected areas providing emergency relief to those most in need.

Haven currently employs 10 expatriate staff members who are based across Haiti, in Port au Prince, Gonaives, and Ouanaminthe.


Haven's vision is of a Haiti made up ofsustainable communities, free from poverty, with each family having a safe place to call home.


Haven's mission is to build strong and sustainable communities, through the provision of adequate shelter and the implementation of practical training courses, capacity building programmes and income generation projects.


All of Haven's projects are beneficiary focused, and as such are dictated by the needs of each community in which we are working. The basic values that underpin our work are:


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