About Us

Our Vision

To transform the lives of very young children in Haiti through literacy.

Our Mission Statement

To provide books and literacy materials and preliminary training for personnel to develop primary level children’s reading skills and enhance their joy in reading in libraries, schools, and centers in underserved areas of Haiti.

Our Values

  1. Partnership: Partner with organizations, both within and beyond Haiti
  2. Action: Work to benefit as many children as soon as possible
  3. Education: Embody passion for education with the flexibility to seek new solutions
  4. Stewardship: Promote the responsible use of resources to achieve goals

PILH Steering Committee

Dr. Sara Mansbach

Family Literacy Consultant
7750 Rotarian

Rhonda Alperin

Francophile Community Leader
Co-organizer Sous-Terrain Française

Rita Yarbrough

Retired Business Leader
7750 Rotarian

Dr. Reggie Brooker
Board Member

Retired Oncologist
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Lisa Bodenheimer
Board Member

Clemson University Librarian
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolinazz

Thiela Schnaufer
Board Member

Retired Latin Teacher
Community Leader
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Rev. Patrick Gué, Phd
Board Member

Adjunct Professor, Wesley Seminary
Haitian Evangelical Wesleyan Church Minister
Previous 7750 Rotarian

Melinda Long
Board Member

Children’s Books Author
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Tracey Welch Tiddy
Board Member

7750 Rotarian

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