GIVE BACKpacks 2 Haiti Campaign

Monday, October 01, 2012

Benefiting HAVSERVE VOLUNTEER SERVICE NETWORK HAVSERVE INC

Summary:  Your support will help improve access to education for orphaned and vulnerable children in the Village of Lebrun, Haiti. HavServe goal is to provide less fortunate children in the 5 elementary schools in the Village of Lebrun the necessary school supplies they need so that they are equipped to receive what they so desperately need — an education. Give Haitian Children an opportunity to lift themselves from poverty.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge? Imagine a child preparing for a day of school not having the basic supplies needed for class. For nearly 4.5 million children living in poverty in Haiti, this is too often the case. HavServe is supporting the children living in the small village of Lebrun, Haiti. Your donation of $18 per backpack with school supplies can provide 2000 children in the Village of Lebrun, Haiti. The kits contain essentials like pens, pencils, rulers, notebook, glue, and crayons that last through the year. Studies show that putting such tools in the hands of students increases classroom attendance, grades, and behavior--not to mention the boost in children's confidence. Haiti schools face high levels of poverty, with 50% or more students not able to go to school. Yet the community in the Village of Lebrun has shown a  "can do" spirit by reaching out to HavServe for support and help to send their children to school. Let's honor that commitment with a project that invests in children's success in school . . . and beyond.

How will this project solve this problem? HavServe Backpack and School Supplies Project supports the education of these 2000 children by providing them with backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, lunch assistance and shoes needed to attend school. Without these items, these girls and boys will either not attend school at all or will have to drop out. Each additional year of school a child receives can improve his/her future earnings by 10%. With your support, we can make a direct impact on the livelihood of hundreds of children and their community at large.

Potential Long Term Impact: Improving access to education for orphaned and vulnerable girls and boys is the first step to improving their living conditions. An education provides children with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for local income-generating projects when they get older, and allow them to help themselves and their communities. Education can lead to long-term economic growth and ultimately towards sustainable development.

How will your donation be Used? Procure and distribute 2000 backpacks with school supplies at $18 each.

Budget Notes: The primary cost is to purchase the 2000 backpacks with school supplies and ship them to the 5 small elementary schools in the village of Lebrun, Haiti. HavServe Haiti will mobilize a group of local and international volunteers to distribute the school supplies directly to students on a yearly basis.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support the backpacks and school supplies drive efforts for Haiti.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate or launch a fundraising page  too!