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Hustle for Haiti

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BENEFITING: Hands Together, Inc.

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Margaret Shafer

THE STORY:

I'm going to "run" this year's NYC Marathon, and while I don't have a specific goal in mind as far as fundraising efforts, I thought that it would be a good opportunity to ask my friends to learn a bit more about an organization I admire and make a donation if you have the means. My sister (pictured left) has been working with Hands Together in Haiti for about 15 years, and we are continually impressed by her reports and stories of the fabulous work they do. Below is a blurb with more detail about the organization, or for an account from the founder following the earthquake, please go to this link: http://www.handstogether.org/news/2010/reflection-earthquake-fr-tom-hagan. Thank you for taking the time to read through this!

About HT: Hands Together has been working with the poorest of the poor in Haiti for over 20 years. We were able to mobilize immediately after the earthquake due to our experience in food and water distribution and contacts throughout the Port-au-Prince slums. Our approach now is twofold--improve lives of those in the urban slums through education and healthcare, and invigorate agriculture in the countryside to work toward a more sustainable future for Haiti.

What started as a group of US college students visiting Haiti has grown into a network of eight free schools, mobile clinic, and elderly outreach program in the vast slums of Port-au-Prince, as well as water well digging and agricultural development projects in northern Haiti. Our founder, Rev Thomas Hagan, lives in Port-au-Prince and oversees our Port-au-Prince operations. Our schools are some of the only free schools in the country, and we give each of our 4000 school children a hot meal every day. Our US operation is very lean--a donated office in Springfield, MA, with one full-time staff person.

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$950

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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Uuuucks Na Na Na Na

    $50

  • Olivia Wolf

    $30

  • Proud Parents

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • U-s-h-e-r Raymond

    $100

  • wyclef jean

    $50

  • MARGARET! MARGARET!

    $15

  • Daphne

    $25

  • Foghorn

    $50

  • Free Weezy

    $20

  • Sheila the GPS

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $20

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190% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Ruuunnnn Duchess!!! 6 years ago

Sheila the GPS

Sheila the GPS

DONATION: $60

go mags!!! good luck xo 6 years ago

Free Weezy

Free Weezy

DONATION: $20

Margaret, Don't stop to pee. Celebrate with syrup. Cheers, Free Weezy 6 years ago

Foghorn

Foghorn

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Daphne

Daphne

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 6 years ago

MARGARET! MARGARET!

MARGARET! MARGARET!

DONATION: $15

6 years ago

wyclef jean

wyclef jean

DONATION: $50

go margaret!!!! 6 years ago

U-s-h-e-r Raymond

U-s-h-e-r Raymond

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Your gonna Rock it Pidge! 6 years ago

Proud Parents

Proud Parents

DONATION: $300

In grateful support of this wonderful work . love, Mom and Dad 6 years ago