Footprints Across Haiti

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Raised by 52 people in 60 months
About Footprints Across Haiti Corporation

Footprints Across Haiti Corporation is a 501c3 non profit altruistic organization that mobilizes in any crisis. A stellar human services organization specializing in addressing human deprivation through emergency assistance and mentoring.

On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered a catastrophic earthquake near the Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake. The government of Haiti estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings had collapsed or were severely damaged. A 2013 study by the International Monetary Fund found that more than half of the 10,000,000 cubic meters (13,000,000 cubic yards) of debris have been removed, and 20 percent of it has been recycled. That still leaves much dangerous terrain to walk or travel on.

Armed with this knowledge, I thought the best way we could assist the people of Haiti was to deliver hope in the form of soles. So in 2014, Footprints Across Haiti was launched as a benevolent campaign for Casting Couch TV. The Footprints Across Haiti Campaign will address the concerns of the harsh Haiti soil by supplying much needed Haitians with proper shoes.
 
From the start the South Florida Community embraced the initiative. In the first several shoe drives of 2014 we gained support from countless volunteers and organizations such as Miami Dade Public Schools, Miami Country Day School, Ransom Everglades School, Barry University School of Podiatrist Medicine, Ritz Carlton Miami Beach, The Dade Bar Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Adding Doses of Hope Daily Foundation, Haiti First, Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc., African American Performing Arts Community Theatre, House of Hope Haiti, and Casting Couch Production, LLC.

I felt so strongly about this cause that I suspended taping of the South Florida TV show Casting Couch to concentrate on the goal of delivering 10,000 pairs of shoes. In our first year we were able to collect, ship, and deliver over 3,500 pairs of new and gently worn shoes to several orphanages in some of the most remote parts of Haiti.    

What started out as a goodwill initiative has morphed into an altruistic non-profit organization and in December of 2014 Footprints Across Haiti Corporation was registered with the State of Florida as a non- profit. Its mission is simple: “mobilize in any crisis to address human deprivation”.

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While Footprints Across Haiti Corporation is firmly committed to its original call; we cannot ignore concerns in other countries and especially here at home. When we incorporated we decided to keep the name Haiti to remind us of the lives that were lost on that fateful day of January 10th and why our company was founded on the strength of altruism. Since incorporating we have expanded our scope to collect clothes and school supplies and to assist those in need locally, nationally and internationally, thus we have delivered 200 pairs of children’s shoes to the Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter in Miami, collaborated with Immanuel Temple Church to hand out 300 pairs of adult shoes to the homeless in Downtown Miami, joined with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Progressive Firefighter Association Charities, Inc. to collect over 5000 pieces of school supplies for orphanages in Haiti, partnered with Mercer University in Atlanta Georgia to collect and deliver over 200 pairs of shoes to the homeless shelter, Covenant House Georgia.

Recently, as an organization we had several successful projects; we brought comfort to thousands of victims, who suffered from Hurricane Matthew, we addressed the epidemic of domestic violence in South Florida by providing local law enforcement agencies with Comfort Kits to encourage women to make the transition from helpless to hopeful, we assisted South Florida’s only HBCU, Florida Memorial University by providing gently worn garments to students graduating, interning, and entering into the workforce, we approached global illiteracy by proving much needed school supplies to orphanages and a small school in Thomazeau, Haiti, we also insured that future generations would have a decent chance at education by providing Miami Dade County Public School, C.O.P.E. North’s media center a little facelift, we delivered toys to children suffering from illness atFootprints Across Haiti is a 501c3 non profit organization  Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando and last but not least our organization gave some needy families relief at Christmas time by delivering Publix gift cards during the 12 days before Christmas.

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While we have done a lot, there is much more to be done, our board members and directors stand poise and ready for the challenge to serve. We also look forward to having YOU join us in serving humanity,

Thank you for your time God Bless.    

Keith A. Harrell, MSM
Founder/President
Footprints Across Haiti Corporation
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COMFORT KITS COLLECTION

Support for the Comfort Kits for domestic violence victims is gaining momentum.

Please donate to this worthwhile cause. Your tax deductible contribution will help to purchase items on the list as well as providing our volunteers with refreshments.

If you have an organization, group, church, or you yourself would like to participate, please contact me further details footprintsacrosshaiti@gmail.com

"Together We Can Do Incredible Things"
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HERMIA's Toy Drive & Holiday Mixer

Our goal is simple, gather toys for children in the hospital, but the task will have a greater impact.

Children that are in hospitals receiving care and treatment are usually there for an extended amount of time, months on end. Many celebrate their birthdays there, sometimes the parents even celebrate their anniversaries there as well.

As hard as that could be imagine worrying about giving your child some sense of normalcy by having a party for their birthday or even Christmas gift for the holidays in a hospital. These delimiters are rough for parents who children are in hospital's care, but WE can make life a little easier by donating a toy or two.

The ripple effect of your donation will last well beyond this holiday season. Toys collected on December 21st will be distributed throughout the upcoming year for birthdays and special occasions.

Please come out and show your support for Hermia's Toy Drive as we collect unwrapped toys for Holtz Children's Hospital.

If you can not attend, you can make a tax deductible monetary donation. Your donation will help the hospital's littlest patients enjoy this holiday.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served as a DJ keep the vibes festive

Date: Friday December 21, 2018
Time: 6pm to 10pm
Place: Hialeah Park
2200 East 4th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33010
Cost: Unwrapped

Footprints Across Haiti Corporation is a 501c3 non profit organization
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Created May 19, 2014
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Continue the good work

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I wish you continued success with Footprints Across Haiti!! Thank you for caring for your fellow man/woman/child!!!

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