Inspired by their 2012 trip to Haiti, Laura and Austin Morris launched their own unique initiative to support not for profit organizations that focus on education, public health or job creation. In 2014, Others, a fair trade boutique in Fargo North Dakota, was born out of Laura and Austin’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
The Haitian Pride Breakfast Program just completed its third year of operation and thanks to generous philanthropic partners, it has expanded this year and is now providing breakfast to 1,510 children at seven schools, five days per week. On a recent trip to Haiti, Tom Iovino and several iF Foundation supporters were able to see first hand the impact of the Breakfast Program as well as hear directly from program beneficiaries about the tremendous need for this unique initiative. The Breakfast Program is the philanthropic outreach program of the iF Foundation and while the long-term focus of iF’s mission is sustainable economic development, addressing the immediate need of poor childhood nutrition is an important component of our commitment to the community. Every child who attends St. Joseph’s, Immaculee, Baptiste Bordes, Christ Roi, Christ-Vivant, Ebenezer and Holy Cross primary schools receives a delicious and nutritious meal to jump start their day.