Jessica Gibson via Crowdrise
May 19, 2011
Whenever I see appeals for charity, whenever there is a disaster, or whenever I think about things going on in the world, I wish I could do more than just donate a few pounds. I can never afford to donate very much, because I'm not a super-rich person. I've always wanted to GO to one of these far flung places and actually DO something, actually physically make a change beyond just seeing the name of a charity appear on my bank statement.
This may be the opportunity to go somewhere and make that change. I'm appealing for your help to raise $5000 to qualify me as a Hope To Haiti volunteer, so that this summer I can go to Haiti with Random Acts (a division of The Art Department) and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Anything you can spare will help. Thank you.
(below is the official explanation from the Art Department themselves)
THE ART DEPARTMENT wrote -
In June 2011, Misha Collins, Matt Cohen and the Random Acts team will take a group of 40 lucky people to Jacmel, Haiti to help build a refuge for some of Haiti’s hungry and homeless children.
You can be a part of this unique and exciting experience by raising donations for Random Acts. The first 40 people to raise $5,000 each will earn the opportunity to be a part of bringing Hope to Haiti.
You will have the rare opportunity to make a tangible connection to your donation by immersing yourself in another culture and watching the product of your daily labor become something that will make a difference in people’s lives. You will make connections and build friendships with the people in the community that you are helping. You may even leave Haiti with a new perspective on your own life and circumstances.
In order to participate, you must raise your funds through Crowdrise at this project page.
Register your profile, then click the Join the Team button to get started.
Please note: travel expenses to Haiti are not included in the $5,000 donation and will be the responsibility of each volunteer participant. Travel must be coordinated through Random Acts.
For all the details, FAQs and more, go to our Hope to Haiti page at therandomact.org/hopetohaiti.