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Play it Forward - YMCA Haiti Soccer Camp 2014

Organized by: Joseph Latessa

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Joseph's Photo
Joseph's Photo

EVENT DATE Jul 01, 2014

THE STORY:

4 years after the earthquake that left over 2 million people homeless, Haiti continues it's recovery. Over 150,00 people are still in displacement camps and 1 in 5 kids have no access to primary school education.

The YMCA d'Haiti Soccer Camp is the backbone for the Haitian Y in connecting with youth from communities across Haiti. The camp started in the early 2000's and has been supported by the YMCA of Ridgewood, NJ since 2008. The camp has swelled in size from 70 campers in 2008, to 200 campers in 2013. This year we hope to bring over 250 campers to camp in the northern town of Caracol.

While there was significant economical hardship before the earthquake, things were made a lot worse after it. Millions lost their homes, business and loved ones. The Y fulfills its promise of serving and strengthening community by connecting with teens across the country providing hope and an escape from some of the challenges in their day-to-day lives - a lifesaver for some.

YMCA Soccer camp is the highlight of the year for many kids. Not only do we have an opportunity to teach kids about the core values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty they also learn about teamwork and sportsmanship. And they get 3 meals a day and shelter. Basic amenities we take for granted every day.

Please help us stand shoulder to shoulder with our international neighbors as they rebuild their countries, their lives and their communities.

$1,495

 

60% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Al Gio

    $22

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  • White Media - Michael White

    $28

  • Doreen & Tom Nyhus

    $100

  • Evan

    $25

  • Keegan Calligar

    $50

  • Justin Latessa

    $100

  • LES Fundraiser group THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

    $1,000

  • Mark Schwefringhaus

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Joseph Latessa

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mark Schwefringhaus

Mark Schwefringhaus

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

LES Fundraiser group THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

LES Fundraiser group THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

DONATION: $1,000

Thanks again everyone for coming out to the event last night at Village Pourhouse. This is all of the money (and some extra added to make it an even $1000) from you lovely supporters that have gone above and beyond to help the cause. I really cannot thank you all enough for helping out. It is a truly amazing group of friends, family, and colleagues we have. 3 years ago

Justin Latessa

Justin Latessa

DONATION: $100

Sorry I didn't make it last night! 3 years ago

Keegan Calligar

Keegan Calligar

DONATION: $50

Love you! 3 years ago

Evan

Evan

DONATION: $25

Great Cause! Good luck! 3 years ago

Doreen & Tom Nyhus

Doreen & Tom Nyhus

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

White Media - Michael White

White Media - Michael White

DONATION: $28

3 years ago

www.turnkeyrestoration.com

www.turnkeyrestoration.com

3 years ago

Al Gio

Al Gio

DONATION: $22

3 years ago

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