Hope to Haiti and the children of Jacmel have been part of our lives for more than two years. The building of the Jacmel Children’s Center has been a labor of love, but also a learning experience.
In the words of H2H3 volunteer, Rae, “I never understood hope until I came here. These kids have more hope than I’ve ever seen… I’ve learned so much from these kids.”
We couldn’t have said it better, Rae. The children of Jacmel will always be a part of our hearts. They’ve taught us so much about love, hope, and life. They have been our inspiration, as have all of you. Your support made the Jacmel Children’s Center a reality. Thank you!
Hope to Haiti has been a part of our lives for more than two years. Whether you were a H2H volunteer or a Random Acts supporter, the children of Jacmel have touched our lives in a very real way. We’ll never say goodbye, but the H2H Housewarming and the opening of the Jacmel Children’s Center do mark the completion of the work we began in 2011.
We hope you’ll visit our blog to read Director Cinde Monsam’s overview of H2H: ”When I stand on the JCC property, I don’t just see cement and steel and tile and fine workmanship. I see a safe haven, where children will receive food, medical services, schooling and love; I see a home.”
What more can be said? We are truly honored to have been a part of this project and we thank all of you for your support. You took a dream and made it reality.
Big drum roll please! The winners for our #H2H3Cake Decorating Contest have been posted on our website. With so many amazing entries, it was nearly impossible to select just one winner, so we’ve chosen two winners and two runners up.
Our two winners will receive beautiful papier-mâché items handcrafted by the children of Jacmel and our runners up will receive Hope2Haiti journals. We apologize if our fearless Director scribbled on your prizes. There really is no stopping him.
We wanted to share these beautiful images from the past three Hope to Haiti trips with you. We feel like we’ve watched the children of the Jacmel grow up over the last few years.
We hope you’ll visit our website for images and stories from our visits to Haiti, and that you’ll share your own stories about what Hope to Haiti has meant to you. Just tag us #theRandomAct.org #H2HStories.
Still planning to throw your own Hope to Haiti Housewarming party or bake a rocking #H2H3Cake? You have until July 8 to send your official party and cake photos. Just tag #theRandomAct.org and #H2H3Cake.
Of course, if you host a party, bake a cake, or create some amazing Hope to Haiti artwork after July 8, we’d still love to see it! Carry on and have a great weekend.
Random Acts Treasurer and Hope to Haiti volunteer Tracy Liu and a very special friend, Bebe created this beautiful bottle mosaic at the Art Creation Foundation for Children. Those are some wicked mad mosaic skills, you two!
If you feel like getting crafty for Random Acts, don’t forget to tag us #theRandomAct.org. We’d love to see your photos, artwork, #H2H3Cakes, or anything else you’d like to share.
P.S. You can still show your support by throwing your own H2H Housewarming party through July 8!
Are you ready to #H2HParty? If you haven’t already thrown your own Hope to Haiti Housewarming party, there’s still time! We’re celebrating through July 8.
Just grab your friends, download our handy dandy party pack, and have some fun. We have party suggestions on our website, but feel free to be creative. And don’t forget to tag us (#H2H3 and #theRandomAct.org) when you post your party videos and pics.
P.S. You might want to invite a mini-Misha (or two or three or a dozen) to the festivities!
Mini-Misha on his skateboard.
Now that’s dedication! Check out the rocking tattoo that a Random Acts Hope to Haiti volunteer had done following the trip.
If you’d like to show your support a little less permanently, you can still throw a H2H3 Housewarming party. And, if you do decide to show your Random Acts colors with some ink, artwork, stories, or in any other way, be sure to tag us #theRandomAct.org.