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Hope to Haiti 2013: Housewarming

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BENEFITING: RANDOM ACTS

ORGANIZER: RANDOM ACTS

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013

Julie Yip

THE STORY:

Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, there was a girl who didn’t know what to do with her life. She was blessed with an education, with housing and food and health and all the sorts of things frequently taken for granted. But none of it seemed to mean much. She flitted from hobby to hobby, sport to sport, looking for something with meaning.

Until three years ago, when an earthquake shattered Haiti, a small impoverished country in the Caribbean, half of an easily forgotten and ignored island.

The girl learned about a group called Random Acts, which arranged fundraising efforts in order to build a children’s centre to house and educate orphans. In 2011, Random Acts said they were taking a team to do actual hands-on work in Jacmel, Haiti, and the girl’s heart leapt within her and said, “Yes. Do this.”

So she worked hard and begged her friends for help and pulled weeds and baked cookies and for two summers, she went to Haiti and worked hard there and saw the Jacmel Children’s Centre go from being an empty dirt plot to being a concrete building frame. She saw children at an art school who had next to nothing to call their own, yet were generous beyond measure with what little they had, as well as their love. She felt like she was finally doing something meaningful.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. In February 2013, Random Acts announced Hope to “Haiti 2013: Homecoming,” meant to oversee the finishing touches on the Jacmel Children’s Centre and to visit the art school children in their new homes. And the girl knows in her heart that it is time to finish the project and see the building to its completion.

So. Once again, I will be baking cookies and pulling weeds and doing odd jobs and begging you for help so that together we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children (and adults) in Jacmel, Haiti. In order to go on the trip, which runs June 21-29, I will need to be one of the first 24 people to raise $5000 (plus all my own expenses and airfare).

What’s in it for you? (You mean other than the warm fuzzies and knowing that you’re helping people in need?)

- All donations of $75 or more will receive a bunch of my super awesome amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (you’ll have to provide me with a mailing address if you’re not local)

- Every donation, no matter the size, counts as an entry into a Haitian artwork raffle (five prizes, winners drawn randomly)! Every additional $20 gets you another raffle entry.

- The single highest donor (cumulative) will receive a handcrafted piece of jewelry made by me from a Haitian stone! (ooooooh, aaaaaaah)

- Highest donors numbers 2 through 5 will receive a spiffy, larger piece of Haitian artwork

Does this story have a happy ending? In a way, that’s up to you. Your generosity and prayers can change the world.

Thank you for your time.

For more details about the Hope to Haiti project, including requirements for joining the trip, please visit our Hope to Haiti website.

Important information regarding the funds you raise or donate: All donations raised through this campaign will go to Random Acts, a division of The Art Department, Inc. The primary commitment for these funds is to complete the Jacmel Children's Center and continue to offer operating support to the JCC and our other projects in Haiti (this includes administrative and operational expenses associated with our H2H project). Should funds from this campaign be available after our commitment is satisfied, we reserve the right to re-allocate them to future development projects or special initiatives.

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MONEY RAISED
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  • Julie Yip

    $50

  • Amy

    $25

  • Chris Hollstein and Samantha Eldredge

    $300

  • AJ Miller

    $20

  • Ted & Lennie Wilkinson

    $25

  • Linda Stephens

    $75

  • Sarah & Jon Yee

    $250

  • Sandy Yip

    $500

  • Satterberg's

    $50

  • The Shelton Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Holdens

    $100

  • S. LaCour

     

  • Ecks & Em

    $175

  • The Driscolls

    $200

  • The Aist Family

    $25

  • Cherylyn Crill-Hornsby

    $40

  • The Lees

    $75

  • The Fosters

    $50

  • Dr. Aylor Chiropractic Office

    $100

  • Judy Mersey

    $100

  • Jim & Barbara Larson

    $75

  • The Teensmas

    $100

  • Demi

    $20

  • Lauren S

    $10

  • Rea

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • W&J Gerry

    $100

  • Julie Yip

    $225

  • Alex Chuzo

    $50

  • Leona

    $75

  • Zabrina Way

    $15

  • Mrs A

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Galen & Karen Tittel

    $100

  • SheltonFam

    $50

  • Sierra White

    $15

  • Bec Cross

    $25

  • Katherine Bullock

    $25

  • Cathi & Danny Wofford

    $75

  • Robin Sussman

    $25

  • Judy Y

    $150

  • Kelsey Tipton

    $45

  • Nicole Edson

    $20

  • Joanna West

    $20

  • Kay and Larry Driscoll

    $100

  • Roger & Lynn Halcomb

    $50

  • Jennifer Dorner

    $20

  • Sandra Yip

    $250

  • Vanesha

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jarj

    $275

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100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $151,505 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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RANDOM ACTS

Amount Raised

$12,438

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Katherine Bullock

Amount Raised

$6,027

 

121% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Andrea Niessen

Amount Raised

$5,640

 

113% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Stephanie Durning

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

112% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Vanesha Gya

Amount Raised

$5,241

 

105% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Carrie Reisser

Amount Raised

$5,150

 

103% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Robbie Lawrence

Amount Raised

$5,114

 

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Aliya Siddiqi

Amount Raised

$5,108

 

102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jarj

Jarj

DONATION: $275

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Okay...one last helping PUSH .....! :) 6 years ago

Vanesha

Vanesha

DONATION: $15

Looking forward to seeing you there <3 6 years ago

Sandra Yip

Sandra Yip

DONATION: $250

6 years ago

Jennifer Dorner

Jennifer Dorner

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Roger & Lynn Halcomb

Roger & Lynn Halcomb

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Kay and Larry Driscoll

Kay and Larry Driscoll

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Joanna West

Joanna West

DONATION: $20

You're on a roll, lady... keep the momentum going! :) 6 years ago

Nicole Edson

Nicole Edson

DONATION: $20

*cyber hugs* 6 years ago

Kelsey Tipton

Kelsey Tipton

DONATION: $45

Yay Julie! 6 years ago