BENEFITING: Haiti First
The Haitian Children’s Initiative is a organization created by like-mided individuals who share a common desire to help the less fortunate gain access to daily essentials and increase efforts from the community to lend a hand and by encouraging teamwork. Our mission is to provide shoes for over 2,000 children in need. We have been collecting lightly used to brand new shoes in todler to children sizes. These shoes will be directly distributed to kids in different communities throughout the island. New socks are also a welcomed donation. After participating in an annual holiday toy drive in the community of Thomassin, Haiti with close friends and family, we’ve received nothing but gratifying satisfaction and a warm hearts. Upon noticing the joy on the childrens faces from receiving something so simple as a yoyo, a doll or a soccer ball, we couldn’t help but notice the lack of everyday needs such as a pair of shoes, let alone shoes that properly fit. Since walking is often the only mode of transportation for the community, proper fitting shoes that offer adequate support are vitally important. Shoes provide foot protection as well as comfort. It’s a small vision that we now have to see our friends, family, and members of the community step up and help provide these much needed essentials to improve a child’s quality of life.