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Green Arrow Supports Belle Glade Youth Center


Green Arrow Supports First Haitian Baptist Church’s Mission

Green Arrow Supports Local Community

Green Arrow is excited to support our South Florida community by supporting The First Haitian Baptist Church Youth & Children Development Center. Our donation will be going toward the construction of a new Youth Center, which will replace the quickly deteriorating facilities that over 120 children call home while their parents or caregivers are at work.

“Pastor Morales’ Place” Helps Others

Palm Beach County is one of the richest counties in Florida, but Belle Glade is one of the poorest cities in the state. With many drugs and gangs in Belle Glade, the Youth & Children Development Center contributes not only to the education, but also the well-being, of every child and family that attends. The Pastor and his family, who run the facility, keep kids off the street by collecting participating students from school. The community has grown so fond of First Haitian Baptist Church’s Center that they have lovingly nicknamed it “Pastor Morales’ Place.”

The current facility consists of two 1960’s houses that were repurposed by First Haitian Baptist Church to teach, feed, and enrich local children from kindergarten to 8th grade. Due to age & hurricanes, the homes are almost uninhabitable. What makes this Center such an asset to the community is its ability to teach children in both Creole and English. As many of the students are children of immigrants–or immigrants themselves–setting them up for a smooth transition into American culture by ensuring they get proper education while learning English is paramount to their success.

With this new Center, the Church hopes to expand its current programs to include a senior’s program, cultural learning, and a nursery.

How You Can Help

Green Arrow is thrilled to contribute to such an important cause. If you’d like to learn more or donate, you can refer to The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, Commandery of the Palm Beaches, who supports this project.

Donations can be made by check made out to:

SOSJ, Commandery of the Palm Beaches
Note: Restricted to Belle Glade Project

Mailed to:

SOSJ, Commandery of the Palm Beaches
P.O. Box 764
Palm Beach, FL 33480