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Striving to give every child of Haiti a chance at a promising future.

Striving to give every child of Haiti a chance at a promising future.

Our Mission

The Timoun Lakay Foundation (TLF) strives to make a positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children in Haiti through financial and in-kind contributions to help improve their quality of life and increase their chances at a future filled with promise.

Our Vision

TLF envisions a Haiti in which boys and girls:

  • Have access to quality education and services to help them reach their full potential

  • Have the ability to make healthy and informed choices about their lives to actively integrate into society with pride and dignity.
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An Evening of Classic Charity

Written by Anna George

As the holidays approach, themes of giving and sharing ignite and charitable organizations make it possible for such altruism to reach disadvantaged populations. One of these exceptional organizations, Timoun Lakay Foundation (TLF), held their first ever Classic Benefit on November 5th at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure in Weston. TLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help underprivileged and at-risk children in Haiti by providing resources to help improve their quality of life and increase their chances towards a promising future.

Through private donations and community events, TLF collects food, supplies, and money for Haitian organizations that serve children (i.e., orphanages and schools). The TLF Classic Benefit not only raised funds to continue supporting TLF’s partners in Haiti, but it was also a celebration of its remarkable success and growth since TLF’s establishment in 2009.

The evening began with a cocktail hour where traditional dancers and drummers entertained guests while they mingled and surveyed the impressive display of donated items for the silent auction.

Guests then moved to the main dining room elegantly decorated with photos from TLF’s various trips to Haiti, reminding everyone why we were all there. Once guests were seated, MC Christopher Gomez of the aztig urban salon, introduced Haitian poet Jilianne Théodore who performed a heart-wrenching poem about Haiti’s beauty and resilience. Soon after TLF board member, Frederica Stines, came to the podium to give some background on TLF’s roots and development over the past few years. Rachelle Sylvain-Spence, TLF President and Founder, spoke next sharing an emotional thank you to those who believed in her vision and helped the organization grow from just an idea to what it is today. Rachelle then presented awards to two of TLF’s major supporters, UPS Americas Region and the Andrews and Company accounting firm followed by an award to Barbara Seraphin in recognition of her tireless and longstanding philanthropic work in the Haitian community.  In her remarks Mrs. Seraphin spoke of Haiti’s great needs and encouraged the audience not to lose sight of the power of giving even if it seems like “just a drop in the ocean.”

Guests then delighted in a Caribbean themed dinner before ending the night on the dance floor. The benefit raised nearly $12,000.00 and the organization is already looking forward to making the TLF Classic Benefit and annual event.



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