I visited Haiti on a Global Orphan (GO) Project vision trip in May. The Global Orphan project sponsors orphan villages in 13 countries around the world. Their model of orphan care is slightly different than many organizations. Each village not only cares for orphans, but also has a micro-business, with the goal of helping each village become economically sustainable within 5 years.
While in Haiti, I visited 5 GO project villages. The kids there stole my heart! Despite living in extreme poverty, with no parents, and very few resources, these kids have joy! They want to be held and to be played with. But they also want to sing you a song, paint your toenails, braid your very sweaty hair, beat you in soccer, give you their love. I thought I was going there to give them something, but in reality, they gave me so much more.
Since I've been back, I've been trying to figure out how to continue to help these kids and how to get my friends and family as excited about Global Orphan as I am. Global Orphan has just provided an answer! They have started 4 sewing centers, 3 in Uganda, and 1 in Haiti. These sewing centers produce school uniforms for orphaned children to wear to school. The uniforms also give the children a sense of belonging. Every uniform order sent to these centers helps a child, provides a job so the tailor can provide for her own family, and makes a small profit, which is immediately reinvested in orphan care. Read more at http://gothreads.org/ .
Will you join me in donating to this great cause? Each gift is tax deductible to the full extent of the tax law. Each donation of $20 sends one uniform order to the sewing centers. How many uniform orders will you send?
Also, 100% of your donation goes to orphan care. No donations to Global Orphan are used for overhead/administration.
1. Click the orange Donate button on the right.
2. Follow the instructions.
Besides all the info above, why else should you donate?
If you donate $12, you'll be entered to win 2 Marmot DriClimb Windshirts.
If you donate $27, you'll be entered to win a North Face jacket.
If you donate $28, you'll be entered to win an iPad2 (and a shower cap! I know you all need a new shower cap!).
If you donate $74, you'll be entered to win a Moosejaw Gift Card.