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Help Send Melissa to Haiti

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EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2014

Melissa Lutz


In April, I will be embarking on a journey to Haiti to serve those less fortunate. Serve With Love Today is a non-profit organization (of which my very generous and inspiring Aunt Nancy is the President) that has the simple mission of helping those in need - both here in the US and abroad. For the past four years, SWL has been assisting in Haiti, providing food, clothing and education for sustainable and independent lifestyles and I am more than excited to be joining in on the efforts to better the lives of those who have not been blessed with the opportunities that many of us take for granted every day.

While in Haiti, I will be assisting on the following projects:
-Building a Keyhole garden - a garden that holds moisture and nutrients in hot/dry climates (for more information:
-Building chicken coops and teaching how to properly and sustainably raise chickens
-Running a food drive to feed 200+ families
-Visiting an orphanage

SWL also has a program in which they donate a donkey to a family in exchange for their children attending SWL's school for free. The idea is that the donkey will haul the water and crops to and from the home/market, rather than the children doing the hauling. If the children stop attending school, then the family must give the donkey back.This will encourage the children to stay in school and break the cycle of poverty through education. I have factored a couple hundred dollars into my goal amount in order to donate a donkey to two families. If you wish to donate a donkey as well, please let me know! With your donation you are able to name the donkey and present it to the family that will be receiving it.

The cost of the fundraiser includes my airfare to Haiti, food for the food drive, purchasing donkeys and funds for the chicken coop and keyhole garden. Any help at all in raising these funds - big or small - will be greatly appreciated!!!

For any questions about the trip or making donations, feel free to contact me directly at

For more information on Serve With Love Today, please visit



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