In Memoriam – Neil Robertson

News on March 23rd, 2017 Comments Off

176803_20170313The members of the US Based-Board and Leogane-Based Staff of the Rasin Foundation are deeply saddened by the death of our good friend and supporter Neil Robertson.  Despite his illness, Neil was a passionate advocate for the people of Haiti and supporter of the work of the Rasin Foundation. His passion, dedication, creativity and friendship were an inspiration to all of us at the Rasin Foundation.

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1944 – 2017
SKOWHEGAN – Neil C. Robertson, of Skowhegan, passed away on Feb. 28, 2017, from complications of cancer. Read more »

Payroll Deduction – a new way to support the Rasin Foundation

Uncategorized on February 26th, 2017 Comments Off

If you work at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center or for the federal government you can now support the Rasin Foundation through payroll deduction! Check with your human resources department for details. cfc_wide

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Annual Fundraiser Saturday October 1, 2016

News on May 29th, 2016 Comments Off

Thank you everyone for another wonderful event.

Please join us for an evening of Haitian music, food, art and performance at our annual gala at our new venue the Villa Victoria Center Center for the the Arts in Boston. Saturday October 1, 2016 7-10pm

Featuring Haitian singer-songwriter Riva Nyri Precil




Event Sponsors Greatly Appreciated


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January 2015 visiting physician volunteers

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On January 21-23. 2015, Dr. Michel Ange Ferdinand, a family practice physician from New Jersey, was ecstatic to visit Leogane and work at the Rasin Foundation Medical clinic.  In one morning session, he was able to see 15 patients while other providers were also working.  He loved the community and the calming and welcoming atmosphere of the clinic and promised to return and connect us with other colleagues for the benefit of the people ofLeogane.


Thanks for new Gyn Exam Table Donation and Electricity

Uncategorized on February 4th, 2015 Comments Off

Thanks to Dr. Kenneth Pariser and Dr. Eva Balash, the Rasin Foundation Medical Clinic is fitted with a gynecological exam room. The clinic staff was very happy to also receive the equipment including office chairs and an autoclave machine. Also in the past two months, the clinic has been repainted and connected to the electrical grid! Thanks to all our donors who made it possible to bring electricity to the clinic.


2014 Cross Cultural Nursing and Medicine Conference

News on February 4th, 2015 Comments Off

On November 15, 2014, the Rasin Foundation held its second Cross Cultural Nursing and Medicine conference in Leogane, Haiti.  An enthusiastic audience of nurses and physicians spent the day discussing medical topics such as Typhoid and Yellow Fever, Cervical and Colo-rectal Cancer, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Ebola.  Dr. Arielle Adrien, Dr. Kenes Eloy and Jill Hallisey, nurse practitioner were the main presenters.  If you would like to participate at our next conference in 2015, please contact the Rasin Foundation.


Hurricane Mathew

News on October 9th, 2014 Comments Off

Hurricane Mathew has left a path of devastation in Haiti with hundreds dead and tens of thousands homeless with massive destruction in the areas of Les Cayes and Jérémie.  Many people have asked us about our community.  While there was heavy rain and wind and flooding, the Petite Rivière section of Logane where our clinic is located was not hit too badly.  While there will no doubt be some needs within our community, the major needs in Haiti at the moment are further west.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who bore the brunt of the hurricane, the families who lost loved ones and those struggling to deal with the aftermath.  Our thanks go out to all those who are helping in the area and those who have donated to support those efforts.  The Rasin Foundation is not a disaster relief organization and we do not have the staff or expertise to assist at this time and instead have donated to the relief efforts of those with experience and expertise on the ground in Les Cayes and Jérémie.  There are many highly rated charities that operate in Haiti that you can contribute to. Two that are located in the hardest hit areas and have years of experience are –  The Haitian Health Foundation  and Hope for Haiti 

Thank you for your support of the people of Haiti.



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2014 Rasin Foundation Fundraiser

Uncategorized on September 29th, 2014 Comments Off

                      The Rasin Foundation 5th Annual Fundraiser Sunday 9/28/14

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the people of Leogane and the Rasin Foundation.

It was a wonderful evening with friends and supporters, great food, music and fashion.  A very special thanks to the generous and talented performers who made the evening such a huge success – Rebecca Noelle Zama, Fritz Orvil, Charlot Lucien, and Prajje Jr. Jean Baptiste and his models and production teams.

Hope to see you all again next year and in Leogane.

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Annual Fundraiser October 4, 2015

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Sunday October 4, 2015   7 – 10:30 PM

Elm Bank (Massachusetts Horticultural Society), Wellesley MA

Haitian food and live music by Edy Bruisseaux, fashion show by Boston/New York Haitian designer Prajje

Silent Auction

Sponsors and Corporate Donors and Auction Donors welcome

Early Bird Ticket Discount Prices until August 31