"I Can't Wait" until Teaneck Packathon!
Meanwhile, our Packathon and 500 Haitian kids need YOUR help!
Even though I now live far away, I'm busy preparing and I'm looking forward to returning for the Packathon and so many friends there who share my urgent, joyful commitment to making things better for "our" kids through 2020!
2019 has been an awful year for Haiti due to political turmoil there. It has been so bad, our team was not able to visit the Light and Peace communities this year. Schools in Port au Prince were closed because the streets were unsafe. Transportation around the country was crippled as gas prices skyrocketed and looters set up roadblocks to rob trucks. By stealth and at some risk, our Light and Peace partners were generally able to deliver packathon meals to Trois Mares and Chapottin, and students were able to stay in school! This time, our kids in the mountains had it better than people in the cities, where most of the violence is. But people are starving all over Haiti. This is no time to give up!
To provide school lunches for students at two schools, we must raise $56,000 to cover the costs of:
- Ingredients for 123,000 meals which volunteers will pack Nov. 9 for Haitian students to enjoy Mondays -Thursdays through 2020;
- Locally-sourced lunches for Fridays to boost local farms and businesses;
I can't help but tell you another benefit of our event. It's almost like doubling your gift!
Teaneck Packathon for Haiti is one those rare, amazing events where all the volunteers get to experience a fabulous diversity of people with one purpose-- spending their time and energy to help others. Priceless! I can't tell you how encouraging this is for me and strengthening for our community!
You can be part of it. Please join me and Donate Now for the sake of Haiti and Bergen County.
Teaneck Packathon is organized by Future Forward for Haiti, Inc. It is a registered 501c3 non-profit, with no paid employees, so over 95% of your gift will go to help in Haiti. If you prefer to give with a check, please write it to Teaneck Packathon for Haiti and mail to Sue Papera, 604 Rhein Court, New Milford NJ 07646. FutureForwardforHaiti.org.