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Haiti

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Back to School

Public schools are almost unheard of in Haiti. Parents must pay for tuition, supplies, the correct uniforms. In fact, I even heard a story of a little girl being turned away from a private school because she had the wrong color barrettes in her hair. And yet, everywhere I looked I saw kids heading to … Continue reading

Irresistible Faces

We’re in the homestretch, people! Just 11 more days until my birthday. I’ve been quiet lately because I know so many people have been dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones, adored homes and precious memories. (Interested in helping those affected? I’ve started to add a … Continue reading

Another Hurricane

Hurricane Irene is heading toward Haiti. If you’ve done any camping this summer, you might have ended up with a wet tent. Imagine a wet tent plus hurricane-force winds. That’s what the community is facing in Haiti tonight. Groups like J/P HRO and Doctors without Borders will help them survive. Your donation makes their amazing … Continue reading

Measuring Success

In some ways, it feels like my birthday project is already sucessful. Great places like Street Tails, Donor’s Choose, J/P HRO, Doctors Without Borders and charity: water have all received donations that they may not have received. But we can do so much more. It’s still early days. Right now, the best thing you can … Continue reading

Teach Your Kids About Charity

Last week, I launched this website dedicated to raising money for some of my favorite charities on my birthday. The very first person to donate was my friend’s five-year-old daughter. She was also one of the first to ask if she could help donate toys to the kids in Haiti went I volunteered in Port-au-Prince … Continue reading

Tropical Storm Emily

Ever since the January 2010 earthquake, I sought out info on how Haiti was progressing until I finally had to go see for myself last year. I put my hands to work, helping the people there. I still follow the news of Haiti closing even though you don’t see much of it on TV: turbulent … Continue reading

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