We are an organization of people brought together by food and food related businesses. We share a belief that we can use our knowledge and skills to improve the lives of impoverished children, those who care for them and the communities where they live.
At the core of our work is a belief that people – even kids – have the power to transform their own lives. We know that the best way to help kids in need is by supporting them as they change their own situations, and by building healthy, economically empowered community structures within which they can thrive.
We make existing organizations stronger, more efficient and measureably more effective. We leverage our entrepreneurial, culinary, mentoring and humanitarian skills — along with the funds we raise — to support the ongoing efforts of partner organizations.
We are currently collaborating with selected program partners in Haiti to advance projects that align with our core initiatives. Our areas of focus are:• Abolishing child slavery (restaveks)• Increasing the role of women in leadership and business• Reaching and empowering youth through sports
We are an organization serious about changing culture through food and food related businesses. We work to improve the lives of impoverished children, those who care for them and the communities where they live. Our work directly benefits kids in need by providing 4 Life Essentials: Food, Shelter, Clothing and Education.
We are committed to keeping the “administration” of our organization to a minimum. Currently we have two paid employees – Atema Eclai, our Managing Partner, and Juliette Edwards, our Haiti Program Manager (Juliette lives in Haiti). We pay a consulting fee to our accountant and have had some legal fees associated with creating a non-profit. Our Chefs, Board Members, mentors and other associates are all volunteers.
Our funding strategy is to use the Cookies4kids fundraisers toward our administrative and operational costs. All private donations will go directly to specific programs.
Altruistic support is essential to furthering Chefs4Kids. We rely on donations from you to help carry out our programs. Your generosity will directly change the course of an individual’s life.
In supporting Chefs4kids, you share in our commitment to changing culture through food and food related businesses. Together we will improve the lives of impoverished children, those who care for them and the communities where they live.
We are a transparent organization. By donating, you can feel confident your money will be used to directly support one of our programs.
Your donation is tax-deductible
Thank you for your support.
If you have questions about other ways to get involved, we’d love to hear from you, and will respond as quickly as possible. We also love comments and feedback on our Facebook page.