11 results for author: Zanmi Beni

St. Valentine’s Day at Zanmi Beni

Family Fun Day 2016

Family Fun Day 2016 Happening April 10th at Pinecrest Gardens. Buy Your Tickets Today!

Christmas is a special time of year.

Christmas is a special time of year, allowing us to celebrate family and friends and the feeling of togetherness the season brings.  Christmas is also a perfect time to give back to others.  Over the month of December the dedicated volunteers at Friends of Zanmi Beni as well as our dear friends and supporters at Peace, Love, World did just that!  Both groups worked to collect presents for the staff and 64 children of Zanmi Beni.  The list included essentials such as flashlights and batteries to special gifts like jewelry, dolls, and clothes. Advisory Board members Angie Cilkin and Carolyn Harris spearheaded the project on the Zanmi Beni side and ...

PIH Board Member Chef Jody Adams Visit to Zanmi Beni to work with cooks and bakers

In September 2015, I spent 2 days at Zanmi Beni working with the cooks at Pwason Beni and Boulanjri Beni. I had been invited by Loune to bring recipes to the team, using familiar and available Haitian ingredients in new ways. At Pwason Beni, 6 or 7 of us gathered around the prep table with knives and cutting boards and concentrated on knife-work for the recipes. Working together we chopped lots of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The cooks were focused, accurate and enthusiastic. The tone was serious in the beginning as we were getting to know each other and learning to communicate with Creole, French, English and kitchen body language, but eventually ...

Alina Villasante Honored

Our supporter and friend to Zanmi Beni, Alina Villasante is being honored in South Florida Luxury Guide Magazine as one of the Women of Style and Substance. Alina has designated Zanmi Beni as her charity. 100% of all donations will go to ZB. Click to read article Can we say Congratulations to Alina Villasante....


WHISK Restaurant (7382 SW 56 Avenue, South Miami) is hosting a "Sunday Supper" to benefit Zanmi Beni Children's Home on Sunday, May 17th at 6:30 pm. WHISK specializes in gourmet comfort food with a Southern flair. The chef's special dinner menu includes soup, salad, main course and dessert, each paired with a wine selection.  Seats are $100 each.  Call 786-268-8350 for reservations. Seating is limited, so call today!  http://www.whiskgourmet.com


Face painting, games, rides, balloons and more! Family Fun Day enjoyed by all! Pictures coming soon. We thank everyone who helped make the day a success-our sponsors, our volunteers, the organizing committee-all working to help the children of Zanmi Beni!

Democratic Leader Pelosi Leads Congressional Delegation Visit to Zanmi Beni

On Saturday, February 21, 2015 Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation visited Zanmi Beni. According to the Pelosi Statement on Congressional Delegation’s Visit to Haiti, the delegation “… learned of the great work the Zamni Beni Foundation is doing to provide a home and care for children who were displaced after the devastating 2010 earthquake.”   Members of the delegation included: Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Democratic Leader Rep Eliot Engel (D-NY), Foreign Affairs (Ranking Member)/Energy & Commerce Committees Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Appropriations Committee Rep Collin Peterson ...

Miami Friends of Zanmi Beni Dinner Raises Money for School Supplies

Over 100 people gathered at Calamari Restaurant in Coconut Grove on September 25, 2014 to support Zanmi Beni.  This year's  annual dinner was hosted by Carolyn Borlenghi Harris and Malena Giro.  Funds raised at this festive dinner provided for back packs, books, school supplies and school uniforms for the children of Zanmi Beni. Grateful thanks to all who participated!

ZB Summer Camp

In July, a group of high school and college students from Miami, New York and Louisville traveled to Haiti to hold the third annual ZB Summer Camp.