Now, on to the $1 for Haiti Challenge. Mrs. Pecsok, my son's French teacher, wrote today in the From Loveland to Haiti: French Students Providing Hope blog post that they had reached the milestone of 9100 views. (You can read the post here.) One student marveled at how much money the class could raise if each person who viewed the blog gave just $1. The $1 for Haiti Challenge is born! Each and every dollar means so much to these kids, giving them a chance at education, nutritious food, and a safe environment in which to grow. If you can spare just $1 (plus the cost of a first class stamp), you can help change the lives of the children pictured here.
Details of the project as a whole can be found on the From Loveland to Haiti: French Students Providing Hope blog here. For specifics on the $1 challenge, click here. Donations can be sent to:
Loveland Middle School
Attn: Hilary Pecsok - French Class for Haiti Fundraiser
801 South Lebanon Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140
In this season of giving that is quickly approaching, could you spare a dollar for a child in need? Even if you don't wish to donate, please check out the links below for more information on the kids of Haiti. Thank you!
* "Painful Plight of Haiti's 'Restavec' Children" - Article by CNN.
* "Haiti Restavek Tradition Called Child Slavery - Article by Reuters.
* "Loveland Students to Help Peers in Haiti" - Article in the local newspaper, The Loveland Herald.