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     This was my second ever September Sale.

     As the main fundraiser for our primary school, It was especially near and dear to my heart. I felt that this September sale was much more coherent, and less stressful than my involvement last year. I put in 3x the hours, but it ended up […]

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Sahara Pradhan ’15, has been heavily involved in VHP since her freshman year. She has served as the Education Initiative Director, the VP for Outreach, and as the Co-President for Fundraising and Development. She recently came back to Vassar to visit us and took this opportunity to help with the preparation for Setauket Sale.
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On October […]

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This past September, the Vassar Haiti Project had our first art sale of the school year! This annual sale, which takes place over Vassar College’s Parents Weekend, normally occurs in April; however, for the 2015-16 school year, Vassar held Parents Weekend in September. For the first time ever, VHP’s “April Sale” took place in September. […]

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February kicked off with a weekend art sale in Setauket, Long Island to raise funds for the final reconstruction stages of Chermaitre’s new kindergarten and community center. Our partnership with the St. James RC Church there was successful beyond our wildest imagination, and we are grateful to have been welcomed so heartily into the community. None […]

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As previously mentioned, VHP kicked off October with its Haiti Chérie Sale — a successful three-day event that featured a meet-and-greet with Haitian Artist George Desarmes, performances by both Edwidge Danticat and the Vassar Devils, and a speech by our very own Andrew Meade. Reflecting below on the event is Lanbo Yang ’15, director of VHP’s […]

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Welcome to a new school year with the Vassar Haiti Project! We’ve had a busy and fruitful autumn. This September, our ears were graced with the musical stylings of Les Petits Chanteurs, the talented Haitian boys choir, who visited us at Vassar during their East Coast tour. Furthermore, this month we had the opportunity to […]

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Freshman James Landreth ’16 reflects on his first experience at the Haitian Art Auction and Sale this past weekend – the most important date on VHP’s annual calendar! Needless to say, thanks to all of you, the sale was once again a resounding success chock full of memorable and exciting moments. Is it 2014 yet? […]

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We are proud to host George Desarmes (a.k.a. Yves Michaud) for a Meet the Artist session at the Annual Art Auction & Sale next week.  In addition to showcasing and debuting Desarmes’ numerous paintings, the event is an exciting opportunity to meet a gifted Haitian artist, and gain intimate insights into his life and creative […]

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Avon Avon Avon!

Last weekend, the Avon Sale in Avon, Connecticut (the hometown of our very own Co-VP of Programming, Sarah Oliver ’15) was a dazzling success. People flowed in and out, as word of our project spread throughout the town.
Here’s a first hand account from the hometown girl herself:

“My first weekend back at Vassar was actually spent […]

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VP for Outreach Cindy Fung ’14 shares her take on the event and seeing it to fruition:
For an event that required three months of preparation, thirty student volunteers, and too many excel spreadsheets, the Art and Soul Reception was worth every sleepless night. The reception, first of its kind in the history of VHP, turned […]

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