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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. 

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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. 

 

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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 hurstclothing@hurststores.com) or donate directly to the orphanage through this link.

 

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ITEMS NEEDED:

Clothing

SIZES NEEDED

  • Girls Sizes 4/XS-Girls Sizes 12/Large

    • Underwear

    • Shirts

    • Shorts

    • Swimsuits

  • Womens Sizes XS-S

    • Underwear

    • Swimsuits

    • Sports Bras

  • Boys Sizes 6/S-16/XL

    • Underwear

    • Shirts

    • Athletic Shorts

    • Swimsuits

  • Mens Sizes S-M

    • Underwear

    • Shirts

    • Athletic Shorts

General Orphanage Needs

  • Towels (Quick dry bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, dish towels)

  • Soap

  • Deodorant

  • Shoes

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Backpacks

Things for the Kids

  • Jumprope

  • Inflatable Soccer Ball

  • Inflatable Basketball

  • Hair Accessories

  • Nerf Balls

  • Ring Pops

  • American Candy - This is their favorite!

  • Bubbles

  • Coloring Books

  • Jewelry

  • Stickers

  • Hats

  • Dolls

  • Trading Cards

  • Slinky

  • Hot Wheels Cars

  • Gel Pens

Teaching Supplies

  • Balloons

  • Brad Fasteners

  • Construction paper

  • Jello/Pudding Mixes

  • Cooking Utensils - spatula, whisk, etc.

  • Children’s books

  • Costumes/props

  • Colored pencils

  • Cotton balls

  • Clothespins

  • Dice

  • Drama Stuff - props for lessons

  • Tape- Duct tape, painters tape, scotch tape, packing tape, etc.

  • Felt

  • Food coloring

  • Frisbees

  • Glue sticks

  • Googly eyes

  • Legos

  • Markers

  • Play-doh

  • Nerf balls

  • Paper bags

  • Pencils

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Puffy balls (pompoms)

  • Puppets

  • Q-Tips

  • Rope

  • Rubber Bands

  • Scissors

  • Stapler/staples

  • Stickers

  • Straws

  • String for bracelets

  • Yarn

  • Ziplock bags