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School Uniforms for Haiti 2016

Organized by: Lori Gerlach

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Let's get them a real building
October 07, 2016

Most of the phones have died in Petit Goave since the hurricane, so I don't know the extent of the damage, but take a quick glance at this photo See More

THE STORY:

Hey friends! Some of you know I just returned from a solo trip in Haiti, where I was hanging out with my friends' family. Gertha Dossous, my friend's sister-in-law, took me in as her own sister each moment of my stay. She made sure I experienced many aspects of her Haitian village, Petit Goave, a small town about 3 hours south west of Port Au Prince. 

Gertha asked me to visit the local school where she teaches. The "building" was no more than a tin roof with holes, rigged over some wooden beams lined with plastic for "walls." Several of the children were not in uniform, & even some in pajamas, because they can't afford the required attire. 

Gertha explained that even though Haitian schools require uniforms, leniency is given to those who don't have the means. This doesn't, however, take away the shame & feelings of lacking among the underprivileged kids. 

I asked Gertha why it's necessary to have the children in uniform. She said one reason is that many of these kids walk over a mile to get to school, & it's important that each school has a specific uniform color so that students can be recognized in the community by the school they attend in case of emergency. 

About 50 students at the school are without uniforms (not all are present in the photo), which cost around $40 USD. I would love your help to get these little stars of Haiti's next generation feeling the encouragement they need & that we can EASILY & TANGIBLY give them!

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UPDATE! We've since reached our uniforms goal & are now trying to get some money for concrete walls and a better roof for them.  The makeshift plastic tarp & sticks building was destroyed in Hurricane Matthew.  Let's get the money to Haiti to have local Haitians build a real schoolhouse for the kids!

 

 

 

 

xo Lori

$2,165

 

87% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Lori Gerlach

    $50

  • Fang

     

  • Crys and Manny

    $75

  • Greg Armstrong

    $50

  • CF Gonzalez

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brandon and Crystal Morgan

    $200

  • David Knapp

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Greg & Judy Gerlach

    $25

  • Maria Southman

    $25

  • Brandi Bank

    $50

  • Brandon

    $20

  • Kortnee M.

    $100

  • The Raitts

    $50

  • Adam & Erin Keafer

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maria and Paul from london

    $50

  • Abby Neace

     

  • Alex flores

    $25

  • Karina Sprinkle

    $50

  • Yorgo Stathopoulos

    $50

  • Paul and Angela Gorrell

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kirsten

    $50

  • Gary and Maristel

    $100

  • Lindy Gerlach

     

  • Philippe

    $50

  • Debbie

    $50

  • Harry and Asher Fine

    $25

  • Nuna C. Alberts

    $50

  • A friend!

     

  • Derek Yip

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Debbie

    $100

  • Philippe

    $15

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Donor Comments

Philippe

Philippe

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Debbie

Debbie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Derek Yip

Derek Yip

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

A friend!

A friend!

Great job Lori! You take a break from the maraj that is the world today, and you come back helping to fix it. This it truly inspiring!! Good luck, and god bless! :) 2 years ago

Nuna C. Alberts

Nuna C. Alberts

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Harry and Asher Fine

Harry and Asher Fine

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Debbie

Debbie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Philippe

Philippe

DONATION: $50

Thanks for doing this!!! 2 years ago

Lindy Gerlach

Lindy Gerlach

2 years ago

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