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Monday, September 26, 2016

A Worthwhile Cause

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.


Kay said...

What a beautiful bouquet! This sounds like a wonderful charity.

Gosia said...

Great idea in Europe we also support poor children in africa

Dawn Y. said...

What a wonderful way to make a difference ~ one child a time! Thank you for sharing this organization with us, Marcia. The beautiful flowers are a lovely reminder of the beautiful work you are doing! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Betsy Banks Adams said...

What a worthy cause.... Amazing how much just a little money can go a long ways in helping a child in need.... God Bless You and your sister for your wonderful giving.

Beautiful flowers.


Tom said...

As a country Haiti is the saddest of the sad. We go to a Haiti benefit auction each year. Things change with baby stepsI guess. Thanks for sharing this charity. Are you unpacked yet?

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful cause...beautiful flowers :)

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