Olomouc – Learn to be a seamstress, have a better wardrobe, equipped classroom or school library, have something to treat… In this way and much more, a container with a material collection, which the Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc will send to the Caribbean this autumn, will help poor Haitians.

You can start filling the container for Haiti these days. We will see if the weight of the shipment can be strengthened to a maximum of 14 tons.

We have been helping Haiti for 12 years. During that time, together with Czech donors, we mediated the education of more than 800 poor children. We intervened on the spot immediately after the devastating earthquake in 2010 and also last autumn after Hurricane Matthew, when we managed to secure new, more durable metal roofs for almost 40 families, as well as schools and destroyed churches. Again with the help of Czech donors.
Now it’s the turn for the Container for Haiti. The collection will last until September 30, 2017.

“The key issue is to equip the sewing workshop opened by our colleagues in Gonaïves. Haitians can learn the trade on sewing machines, get a job and at the same time start sewing school uniforms, which are mandatory for Haitian schoolchildren, even though many of their parents cannot afford to pay for them, ”says Klára Lőffelmannová from the Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc. He emphasizes that the collection mainly counts on pedal sewing machines, which are functional. It would not be possible to connect the electricity in the slum, because there is not enough electricity supply.
And what more is needed in Haiti? Sharpen…

Sewing workshop equipment
– Pedal sewing machines
– Buttons
– Threads
– Tailor’s scissors
– Needles
– Tailor’s meters
– Chalks
– Fabrics

Summer clothes and shoes
Mosquito nets

School supplies
– School backpacks
– Exercise books
– Papers
– Thursdays
– Ordinary pencils
– Sharpeners
– Rubber
– Rulers
– Ballpoint pens
– Crayons
– Wax crayons
– Fixes
– Adhesives
– Scissors
– Colors
– Brushes
– Chalk on a blackboard
– Chalk on the ground
– Mushrooms on the board
– Globes
– Drawing aids for teachers (ruler, compass, protractor, ruler with line)
– Drawing aids for children
– Adhesive tapes
– Folders
– Binders

School furniture
– PC desks
– Chairs and benches
– Plastic furniture

School library
– Textbooks in Fj
– Encyclopedia Fj, Aj
– Atlasy Fj, Aj
– Children’s books in Fj and Aj
– Board games in Fj or Aj

Sports equipment
– Balls
– Colored jerseys
– Ball pump
– Skipping ropes
– Scooters
– Plastic slides

Medical supplies
– Balls for therapy
– Mattresses for children (light)
– Exercise bikes
– Bandages
– Patches
– Surgical gloves
– Plastic cups
– Plastic plates
– Wheelchairs
– Crutches

Hygiene supplies
– Soaps
– Disinfectants and cleaners
– Hand disinfection
– Dishcloths
– Dust cloths
– Dish sponges
– Kitchen cloths
– Cleaning gloves
– Plastic food boxes
– Mops
– Brooms
– Buckets

Tools and other utensils
– Repair tools
– Garden tools (hoes, pickaxes, watering cans)

Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc, Křížkovského 6, 779 00 Olomouc

By post to the above address or in person every weekday from 9 am to 3 pm to the above address.

Your questions will be answered in person by the project coordinator in Haiti Klára Lőffelmannová on tel: 581 115 217, 739 500 402.

It is also possible to contribute financially to the collection to the account: 43-9935450227 / 0100 or through prayer.


A container for Haiti in a TV MORAVA report.