First Aid Training For Haitian Village

Dear Friends,

At first, I was hesitant to make this public because I started this for a selfish reason- just good ol' soul cleansing. I'm not a fan of public announcements of good deeds rendered for the sole purpose of some sort of public validation. Many of us have done that. I'm guilty too. But not asking for help does a disservice to those on the team and especially those we are trying to help. It's also very egotistical on my part, and frankly, very selfish. It's not about me at all.
So, with hat in hand, I am asking you all for help. I have been given the opportunity to create a program to teach basic first aid to children and adults of 6 schools in Lebrun, Haiti. It is very necessary, as their are no hospitals or clinics for a village of roughly 5,000 people, with more people coming in from Port au Prince. Years after the devastating earthquake, more help is necessary, but they have been forgotten. News coverage is non-existent. Without coverage on the world stage, funds dry up.
They need money for medical supplies. We would like to provide large, well stocked first aid kits for each of the six schools in the village. We would like to also raise money for the following supplies:

GAMES AND MATERIALS
Checkers, dominoes, etc
Educational games (French)
Puzzles, blocks, etc.
Dictionaries (French, English, Spanish,
Creole)
Adult/Children’s Bibles (French)
Children’s Books (French)
Adolescent Books (French)
Teacher reference books (French)
Teacher lesson/plan books (French)
World Maps (French, English)

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Water bottles for safe drinking water
Scientific, solar-powered calculators
Rulers
Crayons/Markers
Post-It notes
Reward Stickers (ie. Stars)
Pencils/Pens
Dry-Erase Markers
Notebooks

MUSIC
Learning music books (French)
Sheet music
Musical Instruments of all kinds

SPORTS
Soccer balls
Basketballs
Volleyballs
Sneakers
Uniforms (children’s teams)
Other recess-related items

LARGE IMMEDIATE NEEDS
8′ x 4′ whiteboards/Dry-Erase Markers
Large Chalkboards/Chalk & Erasers
Bulletin Boards
Student and Teacher Desks

Actual items on the list are definitely welcome. We can package and send them over. To describe life there as "harsh" is an understatement. They NEED a lot of things, including your generous donations, and lots of love and support. Please donate. To learn more about the organization, check out this link- http://www.havserve.org/goals.php#.U4pYDsYhLRo

If you would like to join me on this adventure, I have a few spots still available for the team. We will be gone the last 2 weeks of August. I will review your credentials and let you know. At least 5 days committment is required. Thank you all for your support! 

Much Love and Respect,
Aric Lee
  • Joseph Ottey 
    • $10 
    • 83 mos
  • Charles Brown 
    • $50 
    • 83 mos
  • Laurie Kulikosky 
    • $50 
    • 83 mos
  • Kara Yako 
    • $20 
    • 83 mos
  • Freeman Wong 
    • $100 
    • 83 mos
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Organizer

Aric Lee 
Organizer
Alexandria, VA
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