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Amber to the Foyer de Sion Orphanage!

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Amber Skalski

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Dear Friends and Family,
I am reaching out to you because I want to volunteer at the Foyer de Sion Orphanage in Croix de Boquets, Haiti.
This is VERY last minute, but the other day, Julie, a Mom from my school where I teach, called me over in the morning carpool line and said..."We are going to Haiti on April 5th, could you go with us?" I found myself giddy and day-dreaming throughout the morning at the very thought of it. Julie and her husband, Dan have three daughters I have had the pleasure of having as students. They will be adopting a beautiful 2 1/2 year old boy, soon to be their son, from the orphanage. The process has been long and they take turns visiting him and bonding with every few months. He will attend pre-school at the school where I teach!

A little background...
I have been teaching pre-school for the past 12 years. This past fall, I launched SMALL CHANGE with our students. The idea being that very small and very young human beings could make a big change in the world. We pick a charity every few months and the kids themselves have to raise money to donate. It couldn't come from adults. So they created donation jars, decorated them with stickers paint and photos. Some kids did chores around the house, some did lemonade and fruit stands, some scooped poop, sold toys they grew out of, charged kisses to Grandma, looked for couch and car change and one little boy even went door-to-door and made any animal sound you wanted for a dollar. The pride that the children felt when they brought in their change to donate was a sweet and beautiful thing. SMALL CHANGE has raised over $1.000 to date.

Bringing us to the present...The Foyer de Sion Orphanage was our latest endeavor for our SMALL CHANGE fundraising. With the money the children raised, we will be able to purchase much needed educational toys and tools for the orphanage which is the home to 100 children from infants to teens. Julie and Dan, with volunteers, will be carrying these items on the plane and delivering them directly to Foyer do Sion. I am dreaming of being one of those volunteers with your tax-deductible donation.

If you are unable to donate at this time I completely understand, but I am reaching out to ask for help to anyone who may be able to do so at this time. The cost covers airfare, hotel, food, a translator and a driver(which are necessities)
In Haiti, my responsibilities would be to work with the younger children who are not in school but of a pre-school/kindergarten age. I am thrilled at the prospect of bringing activities, new games, art projects, lessons and teaching supplies to foster and develop early childhood education at Foyer de Sion.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it so much.
I ask that if you are able to donate, that you email me at:

amberskalski@yahoo.com

I will send you my home address where you can send a check made payable to "Foyer de Sion." That way, if I am unable to meet my goal, you will have the option of me: 1.Returning your check to you, no problem or
2. Donating it to the orphanage. Thank you Thank you!!!!!

...also visit foyerdesion.org for further information

Love, Amber

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