all events on hold until further notice (Covid-19)
October 5-12, 2020.
This one-week walking pilgrimage, will cover the sacred land of the Camino. This journey, departing from Sarria and ending in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, will consist of an average 20 km per day walk. Enjoy a fully curated experience, complete with an exciting itinerary, single/double room accommodations, pre-trip meetings, and many hidden surprises along the way. For more details or to reserve your place, contact us today.
Service & Yoga Retreat, Haiti.
Join us on a 10-day experience of a lifetime. The first five days, we will volunteering in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This will include visiting our school site in Canaan, where we will serve hot meals, distribute clothing, lead art, dance and sports classes with the incredible youth in our HHH programs. The next five days, will be spent in Jacmal -a small port town on the south coast of Haiti, known for its beautiful serene way of life and stunning beaches. There we will be practicing yoga, mediation, and mindfulness. and stress reduction programs. For more details or to reserve your place, please contact us today.
Over the years, Help Heal Humanity has facilitated several volunteer trips to Haiti. During these trips, HHH and our volunteers work to help vulnerable youth in the country. We organize the entire trip; we meet and qualify the volunteers before the journey starts. We provide packing recommendation, health and safety precautions, and arrange all accommodation and transportation. The itinerary includes a 24 hr supervised agenda.
Hosted by Angela Fuster, this yoga retreat brought together 17 students, 12 volunteers, 1 teacher, 1 retreat owner, 4 massage and body healers, 4 chefs, 3 photographers, 2 videographers, a world class jazz/funk band. Together, we raised $5,000 for Help Heal Humanity and $5000 for local youth in Mallorca, Spain.
Hosted by the talented Angela Fuster, this yoga retreat brought together 30 yogis', 7 body healers and 2 chefs. Tramuntana Flow Association also facilitated two charity concerts, one world class Jazz and Funk band and an epic Kirton by David Lurey. Together, we raised $3,300 for Help Heal Humanity and $3,300 for local youth in Mallorca, Spain.
In April 2020, the world renown yogi Meghan Currie hosted by-donation online yoga class with proceeds going to Help Heal Humanity’s Food for Humanity Campaign in Haiti. This event was organized in response to the devastating effects of Covid-19 in Haiti. The class raised enough funds to provide 7, 400 meals to feed 50 families for a month. Thank you to Meghan Currie and her yogis' for making this event a huge success.
Holiday Shopping, Yoga and Dinner Experience for Humanity. Dundas Yoga and Fitness.
November 30th 2019
Dundas Yoga and Fitness has organized a full day of Holiday Shopping events in Dundas, Ontario. All the stores in the community, give 15-20% off all shopping to the yoga participants. After shopping, yogis' end the day at Dundas Yoga & Fitness with Restorative Yoga class followed by dinner & drinks catered by Grain & Grit, Red Door Cucina and Jax Cafe. This event raised enough funds to send one student to attend school on a full sponsorship.
Limoncello Restaurante Pizzeria Dine for Humanity Events.
Located in Mallorca, Spain, Limoncello Restaurante Pizzeria has hosted several events to support our Help Heal Humanity. In August 2018 Limoncello hosted a Dinner for Humanity Party, the event raised enough funds to send six youth to school for one year.
In October 2019, the Limoncello Street Festival Party & Concert for Humanity was a incredible success. This event brought together five local restaurants, five bands, many amazing volunteers, and over 200 guests. The event raised enough funds to send six youth to school for one year.
As of July 2020, Limoncello Restaurante Pizzeria has started offering guests the option to add a $1 donation to their bill to support Help Heal Humanity’s lunch program.
In May 2019, Help Heal Humanity organized a gala and dinner party in Hamilton, Ontario. The event featured incredible dishes prepared and donated by five of Hamilton's finest restaurants: Naroma Pizza Bar, Nique Restaurant, Marina, Born and Raised Food Co. and Uno Mas. The event attracted over 300 guests and raised over $50,000 for our programs in Haiti. Thanks to all our restaurants who donated all the food and time to make this such an amazing event.
The VIG Chicago Dine for Humanity Events - Chocolate Party!
February & November 2018
In February 2018, The VIG Chicago hosted a Haitian Chocolate Dinner for Humanity with 40 guests. The evening featured a 7 course dinner meal prepared by Celebrity Chef Robert Kabakoff, raising $600.00. Fifty percent of the proceeds were donated to HHH and the other 50% went to purchase a new chocolate machine for the Haitian Chocolate company, Askanya.
The VIG hosted a brunch event with 80% of the proceeds supporting the Haiti School Building Project and 20% of the funds supporting local vulnerable youth in Chicago. Brunch was prepared by Celebrity Chefs Panini Pete and Robert Kabakoff. The event attracted 250 people and raised more than $8,000. towards building our school in Canaan, Haiti.
Indian Grove Public School (IGPS) held many events during 2019 to support HHH and our student sponsorship program in Haiti. The Me-to-We Club turned HHH into a fundraising frenzy to help support the children of Haiti. Serena Bufalino attended the school on three occasions during the year to run student empowerment programs. In this capacity, the students help transform the world and the lives of students who really need their assistance. HHH is amazed at how much heart, spirit, and passion our Canadian students have when they hear about the daily conditions of our student counterparts in Haiti. Today, Help Heal Humanity is grateful to all the beautiful students who have and continue to support our students and communities in Haiti.
In collaboration with the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, Help Heal Humanity's Serena Bufalino and Evelisa Genova hosted and facilitated a day-long youth summit for the students, at the Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School. The summit explored the concept of Creative Activism, and how creativity can bring goodness and positive messages into the world. Serena Bufalino shared her own journey of creating Help for Humanity and how the power of all kids and students can make a difference. The group participated in a self- portraiture workshop facilitated by Evelisa. Students walked through a portraiture tutorial and used the tools to illustrate how they see themselves making a positive difference in the world around them. The workshop ended with the statement: “We are all connected; we are all affected”, which emphasized how we are all interconnected, and the well-being of people around us matters. To make the concept more realistic, we shared the story of how students in Toronto created global impact by helping fellow students in Haiti.
The Toronto District Secondary School (TDSS) has many specialized education classrooms scattered throughout the city. Each classroom is unique but all of them focus on helping students through difficult and challenging times. The TDSS has been an important supporter of the HHH’s Haiti School Building Project since its creation in 2011. The TDSS students raised funds by hosting bake, pizza, and garage sales. This was a win-win situation for participating students and teachers as everyone learned real lessons in empathy, compassion and basic human values.
In Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, HHH partnered with Born and Raised Restaurant to prepare 50-100 hot cooked meals on a weekly basis during Covid-19. HHH supported feeding the local community homeless and those who were living in “tent city” due to COVID-19. Founder and Executive Chef Vittorio Colacitti prepared hot meals weekly and our local HHH volunteers delivered the food to the homeless. This is a win-win experience as the local community comes together to make a positive difference for those most in need.
In addition to the Hamilton feeding program, Help Heal Humanity has partnered with St. Felix Centre in Toronto to provide hot cooked meals during various holidays when the shelter is closed.
Across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), classrooms participated in a variety of fundraising events. From vows of silence, to planting trees and selling plants, these elementary school students stepped up to help the children of Haiti. Through in-class programming and the teaching of leadership skills, HHH provided the knowledge and resources which enabled youth to make a difference in the lives of others.
This was one of HHH’s most unexpected surprises thanks to James Ashley and Nicola Millar who together created HighView Partners. HighView Partners is a Talent Search and Recruitment firm focused exclusively on Real Estate in the GTA. When James and Nicola came together to create this business they made it part of their mandate to give back to the community and help those in need. Wednesday, Oct 9th marked the one year anniversary party for HighView Partners and celebrated with a fundraising event for Help Heal Humanity. They raised significant funds which provided full sponsorship for 28 children at The Haiti School Building Project.
A great night to celebrate literacy, education and giving back. 75 incredible attendees supported the first Booknbrunch for Humanity. We extend a special, thank you to Daniela Kelloway and Zuzana Syrovy Drakul from BooknBrunch and Creeds for hosting. The night was filled with excitement, great energy, and fabulous company. 80% of the proceeds went toward sponsoring 4 children at The Haiti School Building Project for one year and the remaining 20% was donated to the Toronto Public Library.
Limoncello Restaurante and Pizzeria in San Cabanetta - Spain
Started in 2019 and continues to run on a monthly basis
HHH partnered with Limoncello Restaurante and Pizzeria in San Cabanetta, Spain to deliver over 200 hot cooked meals to the local homeless shelter Zaqueo. Founder and Executive chef of Limoncello, Tommy Forni prepares the hot cooked meals and delivers them with HHH volunteers to the shelter.
HHH delivers feeding programs in Canaan and Cite Soleil. In Canaan, we deliver 100 - 25 pound bags of rice, peas, and oil to the families attending our programs. HHH workers purchase all food supplies from local Haitian vendors and hire the Haitian cooks to prepare the meals for distribution. The monthly supplies provide families of 5-7 people sufficient food for one hot cooked meal a day.
In Cite Soleil, HHH provides hot cooked meals to over 300 children. This Food for Humanity Campaign operates when we are physically in Haiti. Serena Bufalino hires the local chef’s who together visit the grocery store and purchase all the food. Our HHH volunteers distribute the meals and do our best to ensure one meal a day given while we are on the grounds running our programs.