OUR CONNECTION WITH HAITI
Through one of our employees, Abby, we have had the opportunity to learn about some very special children. Abby spent 3 months in Haiti last summer teaching English in an orphanage. Because of the life-changing experience and newfound love for the children in the orphanage, she has decided to return for 4 months this fall. Through pictures, Facetime calls, and stories that Abby has shared, we have fallen in love with these sweet children and want are enlisting our community of #hurstbabes to help give these kids some love.
about the orphanage and volunteers
The “Foyer Coin des Cieux”, which translates to “Corner of Heaven Home” is located in Saint Marc, Haiti. It is about 2-3 hours northwest of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. It was founded by Fritzner and Carole Morlant in 2001. It is currently home to 16 orphans, but has been a home to many.
Abby will head to Haiti at the end of August, along with seven other volunteers. Volunteers will be traveling with ILP (international Language Programs), which is a nonprofit organization that has locations around the world. Volunteers will stay in a separate part of the orphanage compound and teach English 20 hours a week to the orphans, as well as over 75 children from the neighborhood.
how to donate
1. Purchase item(s) on the list below (or gather gently used items)
2. Bring items to the clothing desk in the clothing department or find a clothing associate (we will also have a donation box at the Customer Service Desk if no one is available in clothing).
3. Receive a 20% off coupon (valid in-store or online)
*If you are not local you are welcome to send items in the mail (for more information on how to do this send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) or donate directly to the orphanage through this link.
Girls Sizes 4/XS-Girls Sizes 12/Large
Womens Sizes XS-S
Boys Sizes 6/S-16/XL
Mens Sizes S-M
General Orphanage Needs
Towels (Quick dry bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, dish towels)
Things for the Kids
Inflatable Soccer Ball
American Candy - This is their favorite!
Hot Wheels Cars
Cooking Utensils - spatula, whisk, etc.
Drama Stuff - props for lessons
Tape- Duct tape, painters tape, scotch tape, packing tape, etc.
Puffy balls (pompoms)
String for bracelets