Hello! My name is Abby.
Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to Haiti last year, but I'm hoping this is the year it happens! When I think about all the good Random Acts has done, and will continue to do, my heart aches to be a part of it. With the current state of the world and all the unspeakable acts of violence and destruction; I can only hope to be able to help change the world for the better in whatever way I can.
Hope to Haiti is an excellent way to help those in need in one of the poorest countries in the world. We can't look to the government or the people in power to change the world for the better and help people like those in Haiti. In this case, a small group of people can make more of an impact than they ever will. We can look to ourselves to take matters into our own hands and do the best we can; see the smiles we'll bring to the faces of those we help and know that we were the cause.
There is no such thing as a small contribution. Every dollar helps and makes you a part of the solution. Every dollar I raise will go directly to the Hope to Haiti project. All costs associated with travel, accomodation, and food will be covered by me.
RANDOM ACTS wrote -
Two years ago, after a destructive and devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, Random Acts provided major funding for a journey to Jacmel to assist in rebuilding homes, communities and lives. During our initial visit, a dental clinic was reconstructed, an orphanage was refurbished and a carpentry school with 1600 donated tools was founded.
Later, in 2011, Misha Collins and the Random Acts team returned. This time, we were joined by a group of 22 enthusiastic volunteers. For the volunteers, work began before they arrived in Haiti. To secure their spot, each person expended vast amounts of energy and determination to raise at least $5000. What a great accomplishment! The monies raised from those donations, and donations from our amazing supporters, provided the tools and supplies used during our mission.
While there, the volunteers and staff opened their hearts and arms to demonstrate the true power of kindness. They worked in the fierce heat of the Haitian sun to aid in the construction of a multi-purpose community center; a facility that will provide shelter, as well as educate and feed homeless and orphaned children. Plus, our team members participated in creative and recreational activities with the children, such as arts, crafts and games.
But, our work isn’t done. That's why we're going back in 2012.
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.
For details about the Hope to Haiti project, including requirments for joining the trip, please visit our Hope to Haiti website.