What a day it will be!
Let me tell you a few things 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 cannot count of even one meal a day.
Here's my plan:
I'm going to the Teaneck Packathon for Haiti on November 9 to help pack lunches for school children. We plan to provide a full-year lunch program for 500 kids in two remote Haitian schools. Volunteers will form assembly lines in the gym of Grace Lutheran Church in Teaneck to pack over 123,000 meals to be served in the schools in Trois Mares and Chapottin, Haiti. Our meals will be served 4 days a week. For the other day, we want to fund Haitian-sourced lunches to support farms and businesses there. I want to make sure those children can count on lunch every weekday through 2020.
On average, every volunteer packs a box of 240 lunches. "My" box will hold $67 dollars worth of rice, beans, vegetables and vitamins, enough to feed one student for a year. So my goal is to raise over $1,000 to actually pay for the food I'll pack and for other volunteers as well. Will you help? Together, we really can make a difference!
Donate Now to help me reach my goal of helping needy kids in Haiti.
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.