I’m fundraising right now for a cause I very much believe in – Sister Dona. If you don’t know of her, think Mother Teresa meets Malcom X. 

Sister Dona is literally on the street every day begging for alms to keep children safe and  give them a chance in life . She’s an incredible example of all that’s good in the world.

With your help, she can focus on 100 out of 30,000 abandoned children in Haiti.

Public education in Haiti isn’t free. There’s a registration fee which amounts to about $120.00 and a monthly fee of about $30.00, that’s about $25,250 Haitian gourde per year. $25,000 gourde is a good yearly salary, that’s what teachers make, and teachers make more then most.

Sister Dona’s organization  is a 5013c. All donations are tax deductible.  For any donation of $55.00 or more I’ll send you my book. Link here to donate through YouCaring.

Most people live in homes that are no more than cement boxes with no running water and no sanitation. A child’s best chance out of a vicious cycle of squalor is being taken in by a relative in the city as a restavek. Literally translated, restavek means “stay with me”, and it is a way of life for one in fifteen children in Haiti. In some cases children are given to strangers to become restaveks, where their chances of advancement are usually less favorable. In their new homes children work in exchange for a semblance of room and board and for that, they are far luckier then the approximately 30,000 children who’ve been abandoned altogether, the 30,000 children have far less then that. If you believe children should not have to fight so hard to survive, that no one should, please help. 

Sister Dona has been a child advocate since she was a child herself, giving children the opportunity to thrive as well as survive, a chance to know what it’s like to dream, a privilege they have never been exposed to. Please donate $5;$10; $27.00 or as much as you can tax free.

Sister Dona dreams of not only rebuilding, but taking the school in Kenskoff to a whole new level. She envisions a place where community can gather to express themselves through music, dance, visual art, science, agriculture and craft. Traditionally, history was passed verbally by storytelling and through dance and song. We are reviving that tradition and more remarkably we are doing it by sanction with the Catholic Church.

Please help to foster an appreciation of Haitian culture, especially in regards to the cultural knowledge that is disappearing.

We can’t do it alone. We’re better together.


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