Have Fun While Helping Haiti!

by Sandi on July 29, 2010

For years Tim and I have had a soft spot for the people of Haiti as our church supported a children’s school that had no other means of support.  As if Haiti wasn’t already one of the poorest areas in the world, the recent earthquake devestated beyond what most of us can even imagine.  Our friend, Michelle McGowan, has put together a fundraiser that is packed with fun to help raise money for a critical, yet missing component, of child education in Haiti.  If you are located in the south Denver area,check out this fun event on Saturday that your kids are sure to love:

Fundraiser for Haiti

Ekol Kominote’ De La Foundation Nissage Saget, St. Marc- Haiti

Saturday July 31st, 2010 11am to 7pm

Redstone Park, Highlands Ranch

~Silent Auction~Bouncy Castles and Games for all ages~

~Concessions and a $6 BBQ,~$5 for an all day bounce pass~

~100% of the proceeds benefit this cause~

Information about what the proceeds will be used for:

The epicenter of the earthquake, Port-au-Prince, held in it’s confines 80% of the schools in Haiti. 5000 schools were destroyed in the 36 seconds that brought the country to it’s knees. This school is fortunately and unfortunately unique from any other. It focuses on the “forgotten” children of the villages, ages 7 and under, who have never had ANY form of education what-so-ever. They have never learned their ABC’s or 123’s, no reading, writing or math. Nothing. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Our program focuses not only on literacy, but also on providing training in important skills and on revitalizing the entire community. However, these schools desperately need help to survive. This is why this school and the likes of others are so important to the future of the children and their communities.

Our vision will provide support where it is most needed. The primary needs are money for teachers’, directors’, and custodians’ salaries; for school lunches, supplies, construction of permanent buildings and latrines. In many schools, all the children meet in a one room building made of wood and leaves and without sanitary facilities. Because Haiti is such a poor country, even a small donation will make a difference. Haiti just passed a “minimum wage” law of $5 per day. That is $100 per month for teachers. Please give hope to the children of Haiti and come support this great cause.

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