Samantha Goldsberry via Crowdrise
February 20, 2012
I have always wanted to give back, to be a part of something that is larger than myself. Hope to Haiti offers that. I recently found out about this volunteer opportunity they offer to go to Jacmel, Haiti for 8 days in the summer and construct a children's center. This is an area that was hit extremely hard by the earthquake two years ago. Part of the requirements for being a volunteer is raising $5,000 for the tools and supplies needed for the children's center. All of the money donated goes to this worthy project no matter what, and all personal expenses such as food, travel, and lodging are paid for by me.
Please visit the link below and learn more about the children's center and the woman, Bonite, who works hard everyday to try and help the impoverished and orphaned youth of Jacmel.
Any donations that you can give would be greatly appreciated not only by the children who will benefit from this haven, but also myself. There aren't many opportunities one can have to go and make a marked difference in this world, and I would love to be able to take part in this one. Of course, if I don't reach the $5000, any and all monies will be donated to the children's center anyways, and that will make a difference no matter what.
Please give what you can for these children.
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.