I'm on a mission to Bois Negresse, Haiti!
While I cannot visit yet, I can start by SENDING HELP!
In 2020, Gallatin Valley's first Packathon for Haiti packed 25,000 meals last year, This year, we're planning for 75,000! Five hundred volunteers and $27,000 can make it happen!
This is a very ambitious effort to help a Haitian community perservering through all the different disasters we have watched on the news this year; earthquake only 100 miles away, hurricanes, presidential assassination, criminal gangs impeding travel, and of course, Covid. Imagine! But when these news cycles move on, children all across Haiti will still be starving. That is the profound, chronic challenge our packathon works to address; hungry children trying to get a basic education while their parents cannot even afford to feed them everyday.
So I am looking forward to October 15 and 16, when I can again help assemble vitamin-fortified lunches of rice, beans, and dehydrated vegetables to send for students at the Light and Peace School in Bois Negresse (trans. Blackwood). We will work at Hope Lutheran Church, 4383 Durston Road in Bozeman for five 120 minute sessions.
- Raise $27,000 for packing ingredients
- Provide lunches for 250 students for the entire 2021-22 school year.
To direct all participants to satisfing work and the understanding that WE in Gallatin Valley can make a difference in the world!
Raise at least $5000 toward our overall event goal.
Future Forward for Haiti has hosted many packathons for other villages in Haiti. We can observe that after a few years enjoying our packathon meals, Haitian schools have seen attendance vastly improves; children are less prone to hunger-related diseases and trafficking; students advancing grade to grade each year, graduating, and continuing their education into upper grades becomes the norm.
How can they learn if they don't eat? How can they improve their lives if they don't learn? Please Donate Now to help me reach my goal of providing lunch for all the Light and Peace students in Bois Negresse this school year. It's going be a such a change, the start of great things for them.