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Hope to Haiti 2013: Housewarming

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BENEFITING: RANDOM ACTS

ORGANIZER: RANDOM ACTS

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013

Laura Millington

THE STORY:

I found out about Random Acts last year shortly before their trip to Haiti and missed out on helping fund the project.  I swore I'd get involved next round, so here I am!  

Small things can make a difference, especially if you have a lot of people contributing - be it money or use of their talents.  Together, we can do something grand.  I'd absolutely love the opportunity to work with Random Acts in Haiti first-hand, but the important thing is to see this project get the funding it needs.  Even if you can only spare a little cash, it's going to a good cause.  And if you can't spare even that, pass the word around!  We take an awful lot for granted and this is a chance to give back and help people far less fortunate than ourselves.  Let's make the lives of some kids just a little brighter!

 

RANDOM ACTS wrote -

Three years ago, after a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, Random Acts made a commitment to help rebuild homes, communities, and lives. Since then, we've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Haiti and funneled that money directly into local, sustainable projects serving children in Jacmel. Our projects have provided hundreds of children with a safe place to sleep, clean water and regular meals, health care, a school to go to, families who care for them and, most importantly, hope for the future.

We've also taken two trips to Haiti ourselves, joined by our top fundraisers, who each accomplished the incredible feat of raising at least $5,000.

During our first trip in 2011, Random Acts staff and volunteers worked in the fierce heat of the Haitian sun to help break ground on the Jacmel Children's Center, an orphanage and school for children in need. We also met and connected with the students and staff of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, the Faith & Love Orphanage, and the Espoir des Enfants Orphanage.

In 2012, we went back to Jacmel to do it all over again. The walls of the Jacmel Children's Center towered above us, a tangible result of our hard work and dedication that brought many of the returning volunteers to tears. We also participated in creative and recreational activities with the children from the other organizations in between painting and doing construction work.

Now, we're nearing the end of our work in Haiti. The Jacmel Children's Center is already two storeys high and has a roof over it. It still needs windows and doors, tiling, plumbing, solar panels, paint, and furnishings, but all that will be completed this summer. Random Acts will journey there one last time to help do it. 

Please join us!

In order to participate, you must raise your funds through Crowdrise at this project page. Click the "Join the Team" button to get started!

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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$55

MONEY RAISED
  • Captain West

    $10

  • Laura Millington

    $20

  • Edith Whent

    $25

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1% 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

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Aliya Siddiqi

Amount Raised

$5,108

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Edith Whent

Edith Whent

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Laura Millington

Laura Millington

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Captain West

Captain West

DONATION: $10

Bad timing, Laura, if I were back overseas this would have been more. So sorry. 4 years ago