So…why Haiti? It has everything to do with seeds.
A few years ago, Sharon Cushing, Executive Coordinator of Children in Need Haitian Project [CINHP], was invited to visit Leif Ericson to teach the entire school about CINHP at an assembly program. I was in attendance – a seed is planted.
A devastating earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Jeanette Felix, Founder of CINHP was in Haiti with her family at the time. Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge chose to send the funds raised at their Winter
Concert in late January 2010 to aid CINHP. Children raising funds for other children in need is a good fit for the chorus. Subsequently, Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge chose to send all funds raised at its concerts to CINHP. The seed planted is now rooted as a relationship between Children’s Chorus of Bay Ridge and CINHP.
In early 2011, Jeanette Felix, Founder of CINHP, suggests to a mutual friend that she and I visit Jeanette in Haiti – a seed is planted.
After careful consideration and prayer, I accept the invitation in September 2011. Three of my colleagues/friends will travel with me as we go to Haiti to mentor teachers in April 2012. During this one-week trip, we will visit CINHP’s school located in the rural community of L'Espinasse, 3 hours outside of Port-au-Prince, up in the
I'm helping CINHP raise funds so that a new school building can be completed. The land is bought, the building staked and foundation poured, a builder has been found – the need now is for construction materials. There are also many other needs that need to be met. Please click here to find out how you can help:
If you know of anyone who may be interested in donating, either financially or with supplies, please let me know and I'll contact them directly, or, pass along the link to this blog. http://www.missritamusic.com/haiti-2012.html
Until next time, be well!