In honor of World Humanitarian day, we brought back the opportunity to #BeyGOOD and support the children of Haiti.
In May 2015, on a humanitarian trip to the island of Haiti, Beyoncé visited local programs in a personal capacity to continue her support of previously funded programs and to learn more about humanitarian activities.
While on location, Beyoncé visited the Saint Damien Hospital in Tabarre. Funded completely through private contributions to NPH worldwide, St. Damien provides high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti and has associated public health and community programs that reach more than 90,000 children and adults annually.
However, due to a reduction in funding commitment, the hospital lost the equivalent of two months of funding resulting in significant cutbacks both in staff (450 Haitians are employed here) and in the number of children that could be treated. As an immediate result there were empty wards, reduced oncology intake, the reduction in the residents program that trains Haitian Doctors, and hundreds of children who were turned away from medical care they desperately need.
When we launched the first BeyGOOD Campaign alongside Teespring to benefit St. Damien, we asked for your help in solving this urgent funding crisis through the purchase of a BeyGOOD Haiti t-shirt. Through your generosity and social activity, St. Damien was able to provide full oncology treatment to children who would have otherwise been left unable to afford the care. Your purchase was able to change a life.
To further the efforts, and do even more good, we brought the BeyGOOD Haiti campaign back for 24 hours only. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt went directly to St. Damien to continue to provide oncology treatment for sick children.
Thank you for committing to #BeyGOOD and making a change in someone’s life.
Words by: Rachel Hislop