As many of you may know I went to Haiti last year with a group of wonderful people to help build a children's center for the countless children affected by the 2010 earthquake. I've been fortunate enough to experience a great many things in my short life and nothing has ever made as much of an impact on me as meeting these children and witnessing their incredible resilience.
This year the team is heading back to continue the building process and I am desperately hoping to once again be part of that team. Just like last year each person must raise $5,000 in order to be a participant so I am asking everyone to consider donating anything they would like to my project.
All the money I raise goes exclusively to building supplies and other necessities for the center. All personal expenses such as travel, food and accomadation I pay myself.
This is a link to the center's website. Please please please take a couple of minutes to check it out and watch the video of the amazing woman Bonite who I was fortunate enough to meet last year. She is amazing.
If you decide to donate to my project I would be eternally grateful and if you go to the website and would rather donate directly to the center that would be equally as wonderful. These children have lost so much and they truly deserve this.
Thanks for taking the time to read my plea.
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.