About Us

Who We Are

Treasures In Earthen Jars (TIEJ) is a faith-based 501 © (3) non-profit organization that currently provides services to disadvantaged impoverished people in the East Flatbush, Flatlands, Canarsie, Midwood, and Mill Basin sections of Brooklyn. Incorporated in 2019, the organization was founded by a group of religious activists and community leaders and have been a beacon of hope to our neighbors for more than two decades.

The main purpose of the organization is to bridge the socio-economic and cultural gap by supporting our fellow brothers and sisters in need of comprehensive social services that are too often not readily available in our neighborhoods. As members of the community, we have seen firsthand the socio-economic, cultural challenges and collective pain experienced by these marginalized groups and vow to put our resources together to help our neighbors the best we can.

Treasures in an Earthen Jar (TIEJ), though small, we recognize the severity of the socio-economic and educational poverty that exist in these impoverished sections of Brooklyn and have offered a comprehensive approach rooted in community assistance and support to economically and educationally diverse families. Our team of professional volunteers which consists of occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, school psychologists continue to provide a plethora of services, though limited to improve the quality of life and making a lasting impact on society one person, one family, one community at a time.

The leadership at Treasures in an Earthen Jar (TIEJ) offers a broad range of socio-emotional, language and educational support to communicate in a common language familiar to our constituents. Cultural representation and appreciation for culture is one of the ideals we honor at TIEJ. The TIEJ team consists of compassionate professionals: social workers, school psychologists, retired NYPD detective, religious leaders, as well as an educator who volunteer and share their expertise to serve and support a hard-to-reach niche of immigrants and residents who are uninformed about available resources and perhaps fearful to seek information because of their immigration status.

Our Mission

Treasures in Earthen Jars Food Pantry Inc. seeks to feed the hungry, mend the broken hearted, and reverse the rampant course of social inequalities one child, one family, and one community at a time. We serve our community with compassion, love and dignity as we see in everyone beautiful broken pieces that can become the most stunning mosaic when mended with care and respect.

Our Vision

Be the social organization that offers hope to disadvantaged individuals mainly members of our society with immigrant, cultural and social barriers that prevent them from reaching their potential.

Our Values

We demand INTEGRITY in all we do.

We RESPECT the innate worth of every Treasures In Earthen Jars stakeholder, including our clients, volunteers, donors, staff and community partners, and we strive to reflect that respect in every interaction.

We acknowledge that it is only through COLLABORATION with many partners that the work of Treasures In Earthen Jars is successfully accomplished.

We are committed to responsible STEWARDSHIP of the time our stakeholders give us, the talents they share with us and the funds they invest in us.

We believe that our COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE ensures the highest quality services for our clients today and the resources to sustain them in the future.

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Our Team

Our vision is working with people to help the ones in need to find a way to solve their own dilemmas

Novella Nemorin


Nukson Gedeon

Vice President

Kletely Andre


Dorothy Vincent


Rev. Ismael Jean


Rev. Jean Diderot Augustin

Executive Director

Carolle Augustin

Social Service Director

Dr. Magalie Alexis


Ginette Lafortune

Pantry Coordinator

Emmanuel Cesar


Claudie Obas