Savannah Rose Scaffe via Crowdrise
May 26, 2013
Hello! My name is Savannah Scaffe and I'm so glad that you're visiting my Hope to Haiti: Housewarming page!
Since the earthquake, I have heard of several groups that have travelled south in order to assist in the rebuild of the Haitian community and for many years I have desperatly wanted to lend a hand in giving hope to the homeless families. Unfortunatley, I have never had the opportunity to take a trip to Haiti but thanks to Random Acts, I just may get to go!
I am so very thankful to have found Random Acts. This non-profit has not only been welcoming but they have been a constant reminder that there are so many people across the world that have caring hearts and are willing to make sacrifices in their own lives in order to change the life of another person.
There is something incredible about the feeling that washes over a person when they help others that is unlike anything else. It's a joy that cannot be riveled and to me, nothing is more rewarding than giving. I cannot explain how much happiness it brings me nor can I begin to express how thankful I am to have an able body that can help rebuild communities.
I hope to never take for granted the roof that I have over my head nor the food that I have to eat because I know that there are countless children who do not have shelter from the storms and are left hungry each night.
With your help, we can build a safe haven for children, we can build a place for the to learn, to play, to grow!
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.