I'm on a mission to Bois Negresse, Haiti.
Future Forward for Haiti Gallatin Valley Packathon
I'm packing bags again, but this time not to fly off on a jet plane. Instead, this adventure is about packing bags right here in the heart of the Gallatin Valley!
In preparation, we are raising funds for a packathon adventure that will happen all day on Oct 15th. Together, hundreds of volunteers will assemble vitamin-fortified lunches of rice, beans, and dehydrated vegetables for students that attend the Light and Peace School in the rural village of Bois Negresse. We'll gather to pack these lunches at Hope Lutheran Church Bozeman in four 2 hour sessions.
Here's a few things to ponder about Haiti:
Only 60% of adults can read at a 6th grade level.
Their government does not provide school to rural communities.
The average income is $350 per year.
Some children can't always count on getting even one meal a day.
- Raise $40,000 for lunch ingredients and transportation from Bozeman to Bois Negresse.
- Provide lunches all year long for 200 students in 2023.
- Work all 4 shifts to pack at least 500 lunches.
- Raise $5000 to help with food and transportation costs.