The mission of Formula for Life is to improve the nutrition and living conditions of orphaned children in Haiti. The values of Formula for Life are shaped by God’s message in Matthew 25:40, which states, “As you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”
Formula for Life was founded in 2007 by Biology major Cortney Shepard, now a medical student at Midwestern University – Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine. Formula for Life coordinates volunteer-driven events that support the improvement of living conditions for children who have lost parents to disease or natural disaster. These events have raised more than $150,000 in money and supplies.
Formula for Life focuses its efforts on the nutritional and residential needs of the orphans of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in northern Haiti. Construction of a self-sufficient orphanage on 15 acres of land that will be a home for 80 orphans began in December 2013. The main fundraising event for this project is a spring 5K run/walk that attracts both competitive runners and casual walkers.