5 Minutes of Hope
Dear Give Hope supporters,
With the uncertain times we are experiencing right now, we want to take a few minutes of your day to share HOPE with you. In this newsletter, we highlight all that Give Hope is doing to continue to bring HOPE and comfort to those who are most vulnerable in Haiti and Ghana.
In this newsletter, you will read about what Give Hope is doing to help with the COVID crisis in Haiti as well as specific ways you can help support our work. We have an important update about our annual Give Hope Gala, and we have a specific need for help with sponsoring our farm project and transition homes. If you haven’t seen our Shop Hope collection, we invite you to do some shopping and help support struggling Haitian artisans.
Will you take five minutes of your day and read about our work? We know you will be glad you did.
Roger and Angela
EDUCATION EFFORTS AMIDST CORONAVIRUS
During the past two years, our education efforts in Haiti have been hampered by political upheaval and the national shut down it caused, as well as by the shelter in place order related to the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, we urgently need to develop an e-learning system to allow us to continue to educate our students at all grade levels. As we have quarantined our village at Cambry, we are not allowing teachers into the village. We are hoping to instead establish classrooms equipped with the appropriate technology for them to teach online and keep our students moving forward with their education. This will require approximately $25,000 for a solar power system, wifi upgrades and the necessary ipads. We are hopeful of raising these funds in time to have everything in place by early September. Would you consider making a gift towards education? If so, use this LINK and write “education” in the note field.
CAMBRY FARM AND TRANSITION HOME
For the last year we have been blessed by a donor who has supported both our young men’s transition homes and our model farm at the Cambry Student Village. With the help of this generous supporter, we have been able to sustain two transition homes where 50 of our young men are housed as they complete their education and transition into adulthood. We have also expanded the farm to include vegetable beds, fruit trees, chickens, goats, rabbits, turkeys, cows and pigs allowing us to both train our students and improve their nutrition. Unfortunately, this donor’s commitment will wrap up in August of this year. We are looking for others to fill the void and make it possible for us to continue to grow both projects in the future. If you are interested in more information, please email Angela Massey at email@example.com.
BUY A MASK GIVE A MASK
Want to show your support for Give Hope Global while protecting yourself and those around you? Purchase a Give Hope face mask made in Haiti for yourself, and at the same time, provide a mask for one or our students in Haiti. A $25 donation buys one and gives one. Use this LINK to purchase, and write “mask” in the note field. We will ship your mask to the address you provide at checkout.
GIVE HOPE GALA GOES VIRTUAL
We are excited to share that our 7th Annual Give Hope Gala will be held on November 14th at 7PM. In an effort to keep our attendees and volunteers safe during these uncertain times of COVID-19, this year’s Gala will be a VIRTUAL event. We will still share our stories of impact and provide an update on the work we are doing in Haiti and Ghana, and you will still be able to participate in our silent auction. If you have an item to donate for our silent auction, would like to be a corporate or individual sponsor, or are interested in hosting a Give Hope Gala Watch Party (as a host, you will receive a Watch Party Box prior to the Gala containing information about Give Hope, event programs, and VIP gifts for your guests) please e-mail Karrie Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A MESSAGE FROM ANGELA QUINN ABOUT SHOP HOPE
I launched Shop Hope Global one year ago with the mission to provide dignified employment for Haitian artisans. Because of COVID-19, this mission has shifted. Our artisan partners are out of work. In Haiti there are no unemployment benefits or stimulus checks. In Haiti, no work means no food. Our mission today is to help them survive and provide food for their families. I wrote a blog this week about Wagler, one of our artisan partners in crisis. He desperately needs our help and he is just one of many. Click HERE to read my blog and help Wagler’s family. To assist our other artisans experiencing a food crisis during this pandemic, make a purchase at SHOP HOPE and give the gift of hope.
Much Love, Angela Quinn