About Be Like Brit

Britney Gengel

19 year old Britney Gengel, a beautiful, fearless and compassionate young lady traveled to the country of Haiti with her school to help children, tragically a catastrophic earthquake hit collapsing the hotel she was in and went missing for 33 days. Before her death, she had sent a text to her mom saying "They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself." Her family could not let Brit die in vain and to fulfill her last wish they decided to start the Be Like Brit Foundation and build her orphanage in Haiti. The 19,000 sq. ft earthquake proof orphanage shaped in the letter B for Brit, stands strong as a beacon of hope for the people of Haiti. Today there are 66 beautiful children living and thriving at the Be Like Brit Orphanage.


To serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn & thrive.


Bringing joy, opportunity and voice to families in need.

How do you Be Like Brit?

Be compassionate, be kind, be hopeful, be happy, be sincere, be fearless, be courageous, be empathetic, be adventurous, be thankful, be the change and don't be afraid to be who you are!

Gold Participant

Be Like Brit is proud to be a Gold Participant with the Guide Star Exchange. Be Like Brit is a U.S.A. registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which operates a 19,000sf earthquake proof orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. The orphanage was built in loving memory of 19 year old Britney Gengel who perished in the Haiti Earthquake while on a service trip with her college, Lynn University. Today there are 66 beautiful children living and thriving in the orphanage. Hundreds of people, from all over the world, come visit the orphanage to volunteer and thousands of individuals are part of the Be Like Brit Family.

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