Our Mission

The mission of Haiti Plunge, Inc. is to educate, challenge and empower both American and Haitian youth in social, educational and agricultural sustainable development in rural Haiti. The organization is committed to enabling young people to make a difference with their lives and be of service to others.   

The Haiti Plunge

Newsletters

Download a copy of The Catalyst, our newsletter:

Annual Report

In Social Media

The Western Massachusetts Catholic Voices Blog recently posted about how a team of high school students from Mary, Mother of Hope Parish in Springfield and St. Mary’s Parish in Longmeadow, along with Sister of St. Joseph Eunice Tassone and Fr. Matt Alcombright, journeyed to Haiti as part of The Haiti Plunge. Download and read the blog.

In the Media

The Chris Canning Show on Access Pittsfield TV broadcast a feature: 'The Haiti Plunge with Sister Eunice'. Watch it here.

 

Haiti Plunge Inc.( HPI ) will be honored on Oct. 29, 2017 by Berkshire Interfaith Organizing ( BIO) at its annual MICAH ( Ministry in Community Action Honoree) Award celebration.  This event will provide the membership of BIO the opportunity to express its appreciation for contributions given by HPI to the people of Haiti and will be received on behalf of the HPI organization by Sr. Eunice Tassone, ssj one of the organization's founders.  The Haiti Plunge provides unique, cross-cultural educational experiences for high school and college age youth  in sustainable development as it exists in a developing nation.  For thirty-four years HPI has challenged thousands of Berkshire youth to make a difference in one small part of the world.  That difference continues to be made in the nine bush villages and the lives of 40,000 people that HPI serves. The Haiti Plunge website: wwwthehaitiplunge.org will give you a visual reflection of what young people are capable of doing if given the opportunity. 
This event is opened to the public.  Ticket are $35 and can be purchase by calling   413- 652-0031   or   413-346-3241

Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Institute

In addition to receiving a project stipend from the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Institute, HPI was recognized as June 2016's Proect of the Month for our Raised Gardens for Women Project.

Here is the HPI's video submission to Roots and Shoots:

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. To learn more about Roots and Shoots and the Project of the Month recogniation click here

The Catholic Mirror

Read about The Haiti Plunge in the Spring 2014 issue of The Catholic Mirror, the magazine of the Diocese of Springfield, MA.

The Haiti Plunge Inc. sends eight teams to Haiti annually. Seventy percent of every team are students, who are responsible for raising all the funds necessary to participate. They are assisted by Haiti Plunge staff, medical personnel and various professionals or skilled workers who will teach the population.  

Haiti Plunge Inc. takes every precaution for team safety. When the team lands in Haiti, they are met by the Haitian staff at the airport and are transported by the organization’s vehicles directly to their residence in the mountains. Access to medical care, secure shelter and protected food and water supply are provided.