OK, I don’t even really know where to begin. I hope you all didn’t think I abandoned you or anything. I just have to admit that I’m really busy, but the more truthful explanation is probably a bit more like I’m a huge procrastinator.
I just really wanted to talk to you all about a huge project that has been happening lately. Maybe you’ve already heard about it, and maybe you haven’t, but I’m going to tell you anyway.
My family and two other families started a fundraiser in about July. We are working together to buy 80-100 bikes for the children in the village of Minoterie, Haiti. There are kids as young as four years old walking 2 miles to the Touch of Hope school everyday. Plus 2 miles back. Not to mention, if you’ve ever been to Haiti, you know it is HOT. So I really think this is not an ideal situation for young kids.
The bikes are priced around $80-$100 each. They will be bought in Haiti to support the local economy.
Now, onto some really exciting news. After a large fundraiser to sell water and Gatorade at RAGBRAI, a local bike race, 2 quarter craze suppers, asking others for donations, and much more, I am pleased to tell you that we have reached our goal and raised all the money for the bikes!!
And now it gets even BETTER! (If you can even imagine it 🙂 ) The families that raised the money for the bikes are going down to Haiti in two weeks and delivering the bikes to the kids! So you know what that means- I’m going back to Haiti!