I'm afraid I never learned to care much about my shoes, though my mother tried her best. I was most fond of rubber boots that could carry me out into the frog pond, if I had to wear something on my feet at all. Going barefoot for fun was the best part of summer.
Children in Cite Soleil are not so privileged. As I pack for our July trip, I am touched by the generosity of so many. In Haiti, children must have black leather shoes to be able to go to school. Impoverished parents simply cannot afford to buy the shoes their children need. Hundreds of pairs of leather shoes were donated this trip, making many children finally able to attend school.
Also donated were over 100 bottles of children's vitamins, and enough other medical supplies to fill 29 duffel bags!
Our intrepid team of mostly college students will paint and lug their way through the most impoverished parts of Haiti, learning with each step how to walk in another person's shoes.
Please remember that you, too, can always be a part of our teams to Haiti. If not in person, you can join us in spirit. Please consider donating today (you can send a check to the address below). We will be meeting with two groups of women at two different tent cities (yes, they are still forced to live in tents even four years after the quake!), to meet and learn from them, and offer some support. We also hope to not only paint a free clinic and an orphanage (and buy paint), but we hope to have funds to leave a month's worth of food, propane and water. All these and other services need your support.
Thanks again for all you do...
Peace, all ways and always,
3025A Cambridge Road
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Prof. Leisa Faulkner, University of the Pacific, Folsom Lake College
Founder, Children's Hope