Saturday, September 12, 2009
Want to help?
I appreciate the e-mails and blog comments and especially the actual letters and cards that many of you have sent in the past month. It’s wonderful to know that you’re enjoying my stories, that maybe they’re giving you something different to think about, and that you’re keeping me and the school in your thoughts and prayers. Now as the start of school is a few days away, I thought I’d ask if you are willing and able to make a small financial contribution to Louverture Cleary School in order to help get the year off to the best start possible. This school operates entirely on the generosity of others – who give their time, treasure and talent in different ways. Just last week we received the amazing news that a single donor will be buying the school a new Land Cruiser so that more students can get out into the community to work with the Missionaries of Charity, and so that all of the volunteers can actually go somewhere in one car! Such extraordinary generosity in difficult times is truly remarkable and a wonderful testament to the fact that people who know this school well believe completely in its mission to rebuild Haiti through the education and formation of one child at a time. I don’t expect any multi-thousand dollar contributions, but it doesn’t take much to make a huge impact here. It costs $7 to educate, house and feed a child here each day which means that the annual cost of each child’s education, room and board is less than $1,000. As you’ll read in the next few posts, nothing is wasted here, so you can be sure that any contribution you make will be getting to the people who need it. If you’re interested, please click on the Louverture Cleary School link on the right and click on “make a donation.” If you’d rather write a check, there are instructions on how to do that too. Thanks in advance if you decide to help – either now or at some point in the future.