Last Friday I attended a luncheon giving to honor those of us who supported a school child in Haiti last year through Community Coalition for Haiti.
My sister, Marie became very involved with this charity first as a volunteer, then as a part time staff member, and now as a full time staffer.
I signed up again this year to support the same little girl who will now be attending kindergarten. She was a preschooler last year. My $360 donation will buy her books, provide a nutritious meal, pay for a uniform and school fees. This is especially important because as in many developing countries, sending girls to school is not a high priority. If a family has the money, boys attend school first.
CCHaiti has three primary objectives: improve health care, support education and community development. Read more about these here.
If you too want to support a child, it will be money well-spent.
And the flowers? They were the centerpiece at the table I sat at and I got to bring them home.