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Blocks for Brit's House of Love

We're excited to have raised $223,000 of our $363,000 Britsionary House Project, known as Brit's House of Love! Our Be Like Brit Family helped us build Brit's Home in 2012 - now we are looking to you to help us raise the remaining $140,000 by "purchasing" the blocks needed to complete the project. Construction for this building is already underway, adjacent to the Children’s Home in Grand Goâve, Haiti.

The inspriation behind the name "Brit's House of Love" comes from the visit
Brit made to House of Love Orphanage during her mission trip in 2010.


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This Center is needed for many reasons:

Increase frequency of trips each year

If the Britsionarys were in a separate location, we could significantly increase the frequency of trips each year. This would mean:

  • Be Like Brit could expand our Britsionary Program by at least 50%. This will permit us to move forward financially and attract more volunteers; which in turn, allows us to expand operations and services to the people of Grand Goâve. The new Center will open the possibility of hosting corporate groups that are increasingly interested in team building sessions at BLB for shorter periods of time.
  • Effect on Revenue –Many Britsionarys, on their return from Haiti, are inspired to become more involved in the organization. They elect to sponsor children, become active volunteers, participate in fundraisers and support Be Like Brit in many ways that are instrumental to its viability and success. More Britisionarys means more revenue.
  • More home construction. Through home construction, the Britsionarys make a significant impact – we have built over 115 homes in Grand Goâve since the inception of our Britsionary Program.

More space for our teenagers

Our children are growing up, and many are entering their teens. They each share a room with three other children. As teenagers, they will need more space and privacy. There’s also a need and desire to have more of a physical separation between genders, as our children mature. This situation would be improved by converting the rooms that are occupied by Britsionarys to living space for the children.


Less demand on our current staff and more employment opportunities

Britsionary groups currently housed in the Children’s Home add further workload and pressure on our current kitchen space and staff resources. The staff is unable to accommodate more than 2 Britsionary groups per month in its current configuration. The Britsionary Center will create additional jobs for more local Haitians who will support housekeeping and kitchen duties related to the Britsionary Center.

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Cost Description Status
$15,000.00 FUNDED Land Prep Phase I COMPLETE
$68,000.00 FUNDED Foundation and First Floor Depot Walls (including labor) Phase I COMPLETE
$25,000.00 FUNDED Blocks, Rebar, Gravel and Sand to complete Depot Ceiling/2nd Level Floor (including labor) Phase I COMPLETE
$25,000.00 FUNDED Block, cement and labor on the walls Phase II
$5,000.00 FUNDED Rebar for inside of the walls Phase II
$5,000.00 FUNDED Window blocks and plexiglass Phase II
$15,000.00 FUNDED Plumbing for four bathrooms Phase II
$10,000.00 FUNDED Electrical for entire 2nd level Phase II
$10,000.00 FUNDED HVAC system for 2nd level bedrooms Phase II
$25,000.00 SEMI-FUNDED Complete 3rd Level Floor (including labor) - rebar, cement and labor ($5,000 Left to Raise) Phase II
$25,000.00 Block, cement and labor on the walls Phase III
$5,000.00 Rebar for inside of the walls Phase III
$5,000.00 Window blocks and plexiglass Phase III
$7,500.00 Plumbing for two bathrooms Phase III
$10,000.00 Electrical for entire 3rd level Phase III
$10,000.00 HVAC system for 3rd level bedrooms Phase III
$25,000.00 FUNDED Complete Ceiling/Roof of Building (including labor) Phase III
$10,000.00 Plaster for inside and outside of walls 1st Level Phase IV
$5,000.00 Paint for inside and outside of walls 1st Level Phase IV
$10,000.00 Tile for floors and bathroom walls 1st Level Phase IV
$10,000.00 Plaster for inside and outside of walls 2nd Level Phase IV
$5,000.00 Paint for inside and outside of walls 2nd Level Phase IV
$10,000.00 Tile for floors and four bathroom walls 2nd Level Phase IV
$7,500.00 Kitchen Phase IV
$10,000.00 Appliances for kitchen Phase IV
$5,000.00 Cabinetry for Kitchen Phase IV

Buy a Block for Brit's House of Love Virtual Wall

Thank you to the following donors who have supported our Blocks for Brit's House of Love Project!

"Team Many Hands"- December 30,2017 - January 6, 2018$10

Alicia Remillard$50

Allison MacDonald$100

Amanda Forget$20

Amanda Rebokis - Team KWFSTA$20

Amanda Rebokis - Team KWFSTA$10

Amelia Avila$10

Ancient Order of Hibernians$100

Andrew & Chrissy Chaban$5,000

Angela Cornacchioli Snell in Memory of Britney Gengel$20

Ann Lauring$500

Ann Paton in Honor of The Board of Directors of Be Like Brit$200
Anne Genovese - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$45

Anonymous$100

Anonymous$100

Anonymous$10

Anonymous$100

Anonymous$20

Anonymous$500

Anonymous$40

Anonymous$10,000

Anonymous$

Anonymous$50

Anonymous$100

Anonymous$50

Anonymous$100

Anonymous$250

Anonymous$50

Anonymous$20

Anonymous$10

Anonymous - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$100
Anonymous - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$20

Anonymous - Team Noodly$20

Anonymous - Wolf & Company$250

Audrey Fulkerson$500

Barbara Bianco$10

Barbara Dunn$25

Barry O'Brien$50

Battelle Always Giving - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Battelle Always Giving - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Ben Bryk$10

Bertrand Dufour$50

Beth Sargeant$100

Betsy & Paul Wood - Team Chantal$200

Betsy Ellsworth$100

Bette Sparks$10

Beverly Tetreault in Memory of Britney Gengel$20

Bill Creamer$50

Bill Mooney in Honor of Kathleen Rafferty-Mooney$250

Bill Reynolds$500

Bob & Jennifer Carey$100

Bobbie Longe$50

Bobby Wunderlich$100

Bonny Rose - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$25

Brad, Stephanie, & Scout Hanks$10

Brandon Quiterio - Wolf & Company $20

Brian & Janice Foley$100

Brittany McNally - Team Vry Grrd$10

Brittany Rits$10

Brittney Walenta$50

Bruce & Alexa Potter - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$200

Bryan Moore - 2017 Team Country Bank Britsionary$100

Butch & Brenda Rits$10

Caitlin Palazzo$100

Carissa Soucie$20

Carlene Sherbourne - Team Brisk$100

Carlo Tarini - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$50

Carlo Tarini - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$100

Carlo Tarini - Team It's The Little Things$100

Carol Constantino in Honor of Maureen Bonin Bedard$50

Carol Mikkelsen - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Carol Richard$20

Carole & Robert Roy$50

Carolyn Casey in Honor of Project 351$250

Carolyn Dykema - Team Pilgrim First$500

Caron & Thomas Raphael$25

Catherine Torello & Juliana Ennis$250

Charles Dubois$50

Cheryl Southwick$50

Child Tools Consulting$20

Chloe Rits$10

Chris Palmer - Team Brisk$50

Chris Palmer - Team Noodly$50

Chris Palmer - Team Road Rage$50

Christina Lloyd - Team To Be Determined$100

Christina Wieszbicki$50

Christine Bandy-Helderman$75

Christine Cassidy in honor of The Gengel Family for their dedication $500

Christine Daley$20

Christine Steinwand in Honor of Thomas Gengel$100

Christopber Hall & Catherine Smith-Hall$10

Cindy Harrison in Memory of Steph Whooten$50

Clarice Palmer$100

Coastal Fellowship Church$500

Courtney & Keegan McClanahan$10

Curtis Steinwand$1,000

Cynthia Merchant$20

Cynthia and Evan Graber$20

Dan Levy$20

Daniel & Lena Heavey$10

Daniel Shaughnessy in Honor of Edward Shaughnessy$50

Danielle Hearnlaye$20

Danielle Intinarelli - Team Braidy Bunch$10

Danielle Menla$10

Darcy and Nick D'Andrea$50

David Gilmore in Honor of Bennett Gilmore$100

David and Annette Ahlin$50

Deb & Chhristopber Flynn$30

Debbie Pallatto-Fontaine & Richard Fontaine$250

Deborah Bryk$10

Debra Dedoming - Team Ratskills$10

Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Nu in Honor and Memory of all past and present members $1,500

Dennis Fenton in Honor of Cory Fenton$100

Devan Michael - Team Road Rage$10

Diane & Robert Quinlan$30

Diane Adams$25

Diane Betti$20

Diane Grande$20

Dianne Long$50

Donald & Judith Keller$25

Donna Amaral$50

Donna Jordan$10

Donna Simoncini - Team Ratskills$50

Doreen Bauckman$50

Dorothy Borrelli$100

Dorothy MiDura$10

Duncan & Heather Stewart$50

Ed & Lorraine Rits$10

Edmund Begley$50

Eileen Pouch$100

Elizabeth Gadoury - Team Little Ratskills$50

Elizabeth Hughes in Honor of Ed Hughes$50

Elizabeth Schako$150

Elizabeth Smith$30

Ellie Ellsworth$30

Emery & JeannitaGaudet$50

Emily Rose - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$25

Emily Rubenstein - Team KWFSTA$25

Eric Wood$100

Eric and Maria Richmond of Ransford Pest Control$200

Erick Solms$50

Ericka Humphrey$50

Erin McGrail$10

Eve Patterson - Team Brisk$10

Eve Patterson - Team Brisk$10

Faith Justice - Team Kwasan De Moms$50

Flose Boursiquot$10

Fr. John Madden - Team Ratskills$50

Fr. John Madden - Team Road Rage$50

Fr. John Madden - Team Small Team Big House$50

Fr. John Madden - Team Brisk$50

Fr. John Madden - Team Noodly$50

Francis & Ann-Marie Leahy$10

Frederick Glass in Memory of Johnny Pun$100

Gail & Stephen Herman$10

Gail F. Nemsick - Shrewsbury, MA$10

George Nanis$100

Georgianna & Mike Tippo$150

Gerald & Joan Dio$100

Gerald Degnan$20

Gerald Gagne - Wolf & Company$1,000

Geri Novia$250

Gerry Kelley & Debra Pressley$20

Gina Smith$100

Gina Snyder - Team KWFSTA$25

Glen Frederick$100

Glenda Castro$20

Glenn Van Lenten #EveryBreathIsAGift$100

Grace Robinson$10

Greg & Trish Gauthier - V&G Plumbing & Heating Co.$500

Hannah Begley$10

Happy Birthday Sean! - Love, CJ and Josie$10

Hayley Barnes in Memory of Devin Reffitt$10

Heineman Family $50

Hillary Burr - Wolf & Company $100

Holly Morin & Zachary Duguay$10

Howard Mariotti in Honor of Madeline$100

In Memory of Fr. Robert Lord$50

In Memory of Richard DiCicco$20

In Memory of Yvonne Pfeiffer Burk$10

Isaac Rits$10

JR Robinson$10

Jackie Gray$10

Jacqueline Latino$20

James & Myra Connor$34

James & Peggy Kieras$100

James Archibald$20

James Baker$15

Jan Kollar$250

Jane Flynn$500

Jane Kelley$10

Janice Dionis$100

Jason Davidson in Honor of Shanae Draper$100

Jeanne Angers$50

Jeff & Mary Walsh$500

Jeff & Mary Walsh$750

Jeff Robinson$10

Jeffrey & Patricia Lee$10

Jeffrey Myra in Honor of Rachel Myra$20

Jenna Riedl - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$100

Jennifer Berryman Naide - Team Are We There Yet?$100

Jenny Foley in Memory of Steph Whooten$50

Jessica Ormiston$20

Jessica Ryan$40

Jim & Shelley Collins$10

Jim Hirst$50

Jim Locklier in Honor of Cade Bush$50

Jim Pierce in Honor of Bill Stasny$50

Joan & Jeffrey Guimond$100

Joan Dusavage$50

John & Carol Hanks$10

John & DonnaGrenier$50

John Brunet$10

John Inangelo$50

John J. Heller - Shrewsbury, MA$10

John Mullan$20

John Sansoucy$50

John Scanlon$250

Joseph OBrien$100

Josh Alvarez$50

Joshua Gelbwaks - Team Jupiter in Memory of Sean Henry$10

Josie Galore Heller RIP 2002-2018$10

Joy & Melinda Floyd$30

Joy Keyser in Memory of Walter Easterday$20

Joyce Coll$100

Julia Clarke-Pounder$20

JupiterFIRST Church$250

Kaeli Rits$10

Kapri Stickley$25

Kari & Kelsey MacLeod - Team Headlights & Halfbacks$100

Kate & Donna Thoene - Team Noodly$100

Kate MacCausland$100

Kate Salmon-Robinson$10

Kathie Ciarametaro in Honor of Maureen Maloney D'Agostino$20

Kathleen McClintock$100

Kathleen Taimi in Memory of Britney Gengel$100

Kathryn Houston$20

Kathryn Rezuke - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$50

Kathryn Ryan - Wolf & Company $20

Kathryn Wanta$20

Kathy Nagle$50

Katie Amero$20

Katie Bisnette$25

Kelly Bush$30

Kelly Kerchief$20

Kerry Hannigan$50

Kerry Hannigan - Team Road Rage$50

Kevin Conant$100

Kevin Nemsick - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Kimberly Roberts$100

Kirk Huehls - Team Cherylann's Clan$50

Kirk Huehls - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$50

Kirk Huehls - Team It's The Little Things$50

Kirsten Stevens$100

Kristin Halley - Team To Be Determined$200

Kristin Strasheim - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$25

Kyle Rits$10

Kyndal K. Heller - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Laura Arena$100

Laura Bond$20

Laura Bond - Team KWFSTA$40

Laura Busch$10

Lauren Canale$20

Lauren Gwozdz - Team Small Team Big House$50

Lauren Ricci-Warren in Honor of Hannah Begley$20

Laurie Kalil$50

Laurie Lewis$10

Laurie Lewis$10

Laurie Lewis$10

Laurie Wietecha$50

Leoda Hersom$100

Leslie Chaney$20

Leslie Harrison - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$50

Linda Sheridan$50

Lionel Lamoureux$500

Lisa Buoncuore - Team Francky$100

Lisa Krikorian$50

Lisa Zia - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$50

Lisa and Megan Birch - Team Are We There Yet$50

Lisa and Megan Birch - Team Are We There Yet$50

Lisa and Megan Birch - Team C'mon Jawhn$50

Lisa and Megan Birch - Team Francky$50

Lisa and Megan Birch - Team Love$50

Lisa and Megan Birch in Honor of Jim Birch$500

Liz Blake - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Liz McDonald - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Lloyd Polk$500

Loretta Marschner$10

Lori Santaniello$10

Lori Seward in Honor of Michael D. Fisher$20

Lorraine Henry - Team Jupiter in Memory of Sean Henry $100

Louis Relerford$20

Luce Celestin in Honor of Love Pun$10

Luke James Nemsick - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Marcelle Carter in Honor of Joe & Claudia Carter$50

Margaret Favrot in Honor of Gret & Alma O'Neil$50

Margaret Materson$20

Margo Wood - Team Many Hands$100

Maria & Peter Cutillo$100

Maria Ascher in Memory of Britney Gengel$100

Marianne Cooley in Memory of Britney Gengel$100

Marie Carole Ridore in Honor of Gerald Jean$20

Marie Felice$10

Marie King$50

Marie Melican$100

Marissa Scicchitano - Wolf & Company $50

Marjorie Jean Louis$10

Mark Finnegan$20

Mark Sullivan$100

Mark and Alexia O'Connell - Wolf & Company$1,000

Marlene Mathon$10

Marsha & Bill Martin$100

Marta Ferreira$10

Martha Adams$5

Martha Conley$100

Martin Caine - Wolf & Company $500

Mary Ann & Richard Nawrocki in Memory of Maryann Persson$100

Mary Cringan in Honor of Project 351$250

Mary Ellen Matthew$500

Mary Jo Lopez$20

Mary Leach$20

Mary McLemore$1,000

Mary Piekarz$50

Mary Toomey in Memory of Rita Trombi$10

Mary-Ellen Boyle$50

MaryKay McGrail$20

Marylin Queen$20

Marylin Quinn$25

Mastermans LLP$100

Matt Tricomi$500

Matt Wolfe$10

Matthew & Kathleen Akulonis$100

Matthew Glynn in Memory of Joshua Matthew Glynn$1,000

Matthew Williams$10

Matthewe Nemsick - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Maura McKeown - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Maureen Sewall$100

Megan Tranfaglia$10

Melanie Bonsu$20

Melissa-Jean Provost in Memory of Steph Whooten$10

Michael Bryk$10

Michael Carbonneau$10

Michael Martin - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Michael and Nina Mazloff - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$100

Michaela Dumais$500

Michele McCarthy$50

Michelle Gour$40

Mike & Kelley Rits$10

Mike Fisher$20

Mike Martin, Nancy, Shannon, and Dan - Team KSWFSTA$200
Mike, Wendy, Chris & Tim Heineman for Team Dirty Dozen$50

Mildred Anderson$100

Nadine, Meaghan, & Nicole Ekstrom - Team Ratskills$100

Nancy McKenzie$50

Nancy Miller & Matt Christiano - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$150

Neal Schreckinger$50

New England Carpet and Flooring$250

Nicholas Maccarone$20

Nicholas, Makayla, & Zachary$30

Nick Maccarone$20

Nicole & Lexi Hahn - Team G.O.A.T$50

Nicole & Lexi Hahn - Team Ok Boss!$50

Nicole MacEachern - Team N'ap Boule in Memory of Steph Whooten$20

Nina Merigliano$10

Nora Pavone & Samuel Orlan$250

Patrice Aguda-Brown$50

Patricia & Albert Hanlon$50

Patricia & C. Leonard Bennett$50

Patricia Bernateau - Team Brisk$75

Patricia Bock$100

Patricia Bonsignore - Team Kwasan De Moms$50

Patricia Jandreau$66

Patricia Parker$100

Patricia Vigeant$10

Patricia Wood$20

Patrick Mead in Honor of the Future of Haiti$10

Patti Rodriguez - Team C'mon Jawhn$100

Patty & Don DiPietro$10

Patty Angevine - Team Brisk$50

Paul & Diane DiCicco$100

Paul A. Cipro$100

Paul Lamoureux & Brit's B*tches$100

Penelope & Nick Love in Memory of Britney Gengel$20

Peyton J. Heller - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Philip Ceryanek$50

R Jason Kulak - Wolf & Company $100

Rachel Feeney$10

Rachel Jamieson$30

Rachel Myra$10

Rae Ann Stone - Team Small Team Big House$400

Rebecca Pawlik$10

Richard Ranti & Andrea Bonsignore - Team Kwasan De Moms$100

Robert Heald - Team KWFSTA$50

Robert Huchinson - Team Road Rage$50

Robert Williams$1,000

Robin Lassy$141

Roseleen & Anthony Dellorusso$20

Rosemary Cochrane$10

Rosemary Henry in Honor of the Holy Cross Group $375

Ruth Penka$10

Ruth Penka in Memory of Steve Penka$10

SJ PreCalc G-Block$50

Sandi Sanford in Honor of Chloe Rits$50

Sandra Basso$50

Sara Howard - Team Kwasan De Moms$25

Sarah Reis$20

Scamp Robinson$10

Scott Baranowski$100

Scott Scovin$20

Scott Siemen - Team Brisk$100

Selena Senesac in Honor of Cathryn Senesac$100

Shari Weiss in Memory of Kinsley Britney Weiss and Britney Gengel$50
Shawn & Vincent King - Team Headlights and Halfbacks$100

Sheila Bodine$100

Sherry Berube$20

Silvia Navarrete$100

Sophia Shepard - Team KWFSTA$50

Starr Kelly$20

Stephanie Kellett - Team Dirty Dozen$50

Stephanie Kellett - Team KWFSTA$25

Stephanie Stratton - Team To Be Determined$200

Stephanie Stratton - Team To Be Determined $100

Stephen & Jeanette Wood$100

Stephen King - Wolf & Company$100

Susan Broderick$50

Susan E. Foley$50

Susan Paradis$20

Tanner O'Connell$10

Tara Byron in Honor of Debbie Atkins$100

Team Flow!$675

Teena Porter$50

Teresa Pasceri - Team To Be Determined in Memory of Britney Gengel$50

Teresa Prezioso - Wolf & Company$50

Terry Gilchrist in Honor of Michael Jackson$10

Terry Lunt$20

Tess Hickey in Honor of Ed McTigue$50

The Belcher Family - Ashley, Allison, & Mitchell - Never forgotten$50

The Clarke-Pounder Family$50

The Coughlin Family: Cindy, Brian, Sean, & Elyse in Memory of Britney Gengel$50

The Fulkerson Family$500

The George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation$5,000

The George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation$320

The Gordon Family$50

The Jankowski Family$50

The Kinney Family$10

The Legare Family$100

The Maresca Family$1,000

The Terry Family$500

The Terzi Family$100

The Trombi Family$50

Theresa Nys$20

Therese & M. Keoseian$100

Thomas & Eileen Sheahan$10

Tim Loew$25

Timothy Claman$100

Timothy Forde$1,000

Tina Donovan$50

Tom Mitchell in Memory of Johnny Pun$50

Toni-Marie Gillette-Sylvester$20

Tonna Charitable Trust$500

Tony Domineck$100

Tracey Benard$20

Tracey Heald$100

Tracey S. Heller - Shrewsbury, MA$10

Trisha Goens in Memory of Yvonne Burk$10

Tyler & Chloe Rits$10

Vera Calihan$100

Veronica Gomes$50

Veronica La Marque$50

Vickie Diamond - Team Jupiter in Memory of Sean Henry$100

Vickie Martin in Memory of Yvonne Pfeiffer Burk$250

Vickie Martin in Memory of Yvonne Pfeiffer Burk$250

Wachusett Regional High School BLB Club in Memory of Britney Gengel$100

Wayne Snell$50

Wendy McFaul$100

William & Kathy Murphy$20

William Dames$50

William Dames in Memory of Johnny Pun$50

William Volpe in Honor of Chloe Rits$20

Wolf & Company Charitable Foundation Group Gift$1,000

Yvonne Cooper$20