MABE Orphanage -- Port au Prince, Haiti

MABE Orphanage -- Port au Prince, Haiti

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Leisa's 2018 Haiti Journal #2 -- "Love Filled Supplies"

"Love Filled Supplies”
Dear Friends and Family,                      

My “Haiti sandals” melted on our porch in the 103-degree heat we left behind on Wednesday as we set our sights on the city-by-the-bay to pick up a horde of humanitarian supplies that Nate, one of our social-activist team members, managed to collect in San Francisco ahead of our upcoming service trip to Haiti.


What a treasure trove!

Two centrifuges, a thousand condoms, cases of basketballs and soccer balls (complete with jerseys enough to dress several whole teams of kids in Cite Soleil) and more.

Just before Nate went up to cart down two flights of city stairs a 90-pound box of hygiene kits, I spotted a box of donations I didn’t know was coming that was literally packed with heart in San Francisco. I picked up a little packet.

Neatly and lovingly tucked into each baggie atop a month’s worth of menstrual supplies were dozens of doses of love. Each note unique – a simple drawing, a heart, a smiley face – a clear message from sister to sister, “You are not alone. We see you, we value your life, we support you.”

It didn’t take much time, but it took tons of love to create these small universal symbols of sweet solidarity.

Love is the universal language; solidarity is more precious than charity and often more cherished by women than even the gift. I’ve seen Rea (principal of SOPUDEP School) hold such little notes to her breast as she received previous messages, little drawings sent that time from child to child with packages of school supplies.

Solidarity made simple, sending supplies with a bit of heart. We carry your heart with us each time we deliver supplies

We hand carry each donation, in kind or purchased in country with your kind support by cash donations. We listen. We learn. We carry your love with us.

And, it’s not too late! Not one of the (more than 30!) Children’s Hope trips to Haiti would be possible without you and your generous support. So, thank you for being part of our team. Please consider sending some gift of support today.

All ways and always,

Prof. Leisa Faulkner, Folsom Lake College
Executive Director, Children's Hope
text: 916.801.4184

Checks may be made out to Children’s Hope and
Mailed to the following address:
3025 Cambridge Road #A
Cameron Park, CA 95682 USA

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