Dan Turton via Crowdrise
February 07, 2011
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Ben Stiller - wrote -
Inspired by my first visit to Haiti in 2009, I began a unique fundraising campaign, “Stillerstrong”, which raised more than $300,000 to support the Save the Children School in Cévérine, Haiti.
When the January 2010 earthquake hit, I expanded my commitment to Haiti with a broader effort to rebuild schools for children affected by the catastrophe.
I launched the “Haitian School Initiative” in partnership with Architecture for Humanity – a non-profit organization that brings design, construction and development services to communities in need.
The Stiller Foundation and Architecture for Humanity are currently rebuilding four badly damaged schools in the Port-Au-Prince area. Other temporary-to-permanent structures have been erected as of the 2010 fall term, allowing hundreds of children to return to a safe learning space. All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our goal is to help kids get back in school as quickly as possible. Schools are a safe haven for kids in times of crisis, and are instrumental in delivering not only education but also healthcare, nutrition and other critical services.
The Haitian School Initiative will raise money to do one thing and do it well; build temporary schools in Haiti. The more money we raise the more schools we can build. I am hoping anyone who is looking for a way to help Haiti emerge from this crisis will join us in this effort.
Please show your support by clicking on the Donate button. You can also make a difference by hitting the HELP US FUNDRAISE button. Reach out to your friends. Imagine the impact you can have if everyone donates and then gets 10 of their friends to donate too. That’s the goal.