Barbara Gilbert

Hope Village
  • My Goal:
  • $75,500
  • Raised So Far:
  • $1,435
  • # of Donations:
  • 8
$1435 of $75500 goal
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In 2004 I began my journey with the poor of Jamaica, which resulted in several projects including Barbaras Village, a 14 home community in Spanish Town. Since that time I have continued to raise funds for housing with a project called Barbaras Village Too. I always wanted to build a village called Hope Village, as that is what I am all about. I am just an ordinary person, trying to plant seeds of hope.

It's time!

The growing need for housing only increases with the extreme poverty and the annual hurricanes. Many families for generations have only had dilapidated tiny shacks to live in-pieces of tin and old wood thrown together-very primitive living conditions. There is no indoor plumbing or electricity.

The poor are happy though. With each visit they give me so much more than I could ever give them. I have met the poor living under a tree (as the family pictured here), living on the streets, living in a dumpster, living between rocks covered with fish net.

As for me, I am part of the working poor in the US, a social worker and waitress and a single mom. I do not own a home and probably never will because I am going to keep building homes for the poor of Jamaica. They have become my family and this is a lifetime commitment from my heart. The poor of Jamaica have taught me many lessons, and one of the main ones is to feel blessed for what I have and I have shelter.

On the day we opened Barbara's Village, lives were monumentally changed. Families were transported from deplorable conditions and violent areas, to a community of peace, which has come together as one.

I have a dream for the poor of Jamaica and it is Hope Village, a place where dreams really can come true.

Please help me change the life of a few more families! After all, you have shelter!

About Food For The Poor

Since its inception in 1982, Food For The Poor has been serving the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Thanks to faithful donors, Food For The Poor's programs provide housing, clean water, education, micro-enterprise initiatives, healthcare, and emergency relief in addition to feeding hundreds of thousands of people each day.

Collectively, Food For The Poor has raised over $11 billion in aid, more than half of which was provided in the last five years, and has built more than 100,000 housing units for the destitute. The best part? Total administrative costs have remained under 5%, which means that more than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help those in desperate need.

Want to help? Please click the DONATE button at the top of this page now.

The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Any gift amount is appreciated and will directly go to helping the poor. Help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thanks so much for your generosity! Together, we can change the world!


Donating online is fast, easy, and totally secure. If you would prefer to send a check please mail it to:

Food For The Poor Inc.
Attn: Champions
6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Write on the check's memo line SC 085315 to ensure proper tracking.

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Barbara Gilbert is fundraising for Champions benefiting Food For The Poor.

In 2004 I began my journey with the poor of Jamaica, which resulted in several projects including Barbaras Village, a 14 home community in Spanish Town. Since that time I have continued to raise funds for housing with a project called Barbaras Village Too. I always wanted to build a village called Hope Village, as that is what I am all about. I am just an ordinary person, trying to plant seeds of hope.

It's time!

The growing need for housing only increases with the extreme poverty and the annual hurricanes. Many families for generations have only had dilapidated tiny shacks to live in-pieces of tin and old wood thrown together-very primitive living conditions. There is no indoor plumbing or electricity.

The poor are happy though. With each visit they give me so much more than I could ever give them. I have met the poor living under a tree (as the family pictured here), living on the streets, living in a dumpster, living between rocks covered with fish net.

As for me, I am part of the working poor in the US, a social worker and waitress and a single mom. I do not own a home and probably never will because I am going to keep building homes for the poor of Jamaica. They have become my family and this is a lifetime commitment from my heart. The poor of Jamaica have taught me many lessons, and one of the main ones is to feel blessed for what I have and I have shelter.

On the day we opened Barbara's Village, lives were monumentally changed. Families were transported from deplorable conditions and violent areas, to a community of peace, which has come together as one.

I have a dream for the poor of Jamaica and it is Hope Village, a place where dreams really can come true.

Please help me change the life of a few more families! After all, you have shelter!

About Food For The Poor

Since its inception in 1982, Food For The Poor has been serving the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Thanks to faithful donors, Food For The Poor's programs provide housing, clean water, education, micro-enterprise initiatives, healthcare, and emergency relief in addition to feeding hundreds of thousands of people each day.

Collectively, Food For The Poor has raised over $11 billion in aid, more than half of which was provided in the last five years, and has built more than 100,000 housing units for the destitute. The best part? Total administrative costs have remained under 5%, which means that more than 95% of all donations go directly to programs that help those in desperate need.

Want to help? Please click the DONATE button at the top of this page now.

The process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Any gift amount is appreciated and will directly go to helping the poor. Help me reach my goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter!

Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!

Thanks so much for your generosity! Together, we can change the world!


Donating online is fast, easy, and totally secure. If you would prefer to send a check please mail it to:

Food For The Poor Inc.
Attn: Champions
6401 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Write on the check's memo line SC 085315 to ensure proper tracking.

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