Monday, March 29, 2010

Haitian Roots T-Shirts

We've all heard about the great need the people of Haiti are in. Here is an easy way to help the children of Haiti through education.

Haitian Roots T-Shirts!!!

Aren't they cute?  The shirts support the Haitian Roots organization in its efforts to provide immediate  day-to-day assistance, as well as educational opportunities to children in Haiti.  The organization was just recently recognized for its great service, and you can feel confident knowing your support is going directly to the Haitian kids who need it most.  So go on...get your own t-shirt here.

Haitian Roots is an organization my family is closely involved with. I am a firm believer in the saying, "Knowledge is Power," and I truly believe education to be the way to providing productive, sustainable, successful and happy lives, particularly to impoverished peoples.
It has been estimated that 90 percent of the Haitian population lives on less than $100 a year. With the cost of public schooling at about $250 per child each year, education is a luxury many children just cannot afford. Without access to even a basic education, Haiti's children are trapped in a cycle of poverty that has plagued the country for generations.  For $250 a year, we are able to send a child to their local school and provide proper school uniforms and books when needed. At Haitian Roots, we believe the old Chinese proverb that says, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
In the wake of the earthquake, the organization has been on the ground providing supplies, immediate needs, and emotional support to its children and the Haitian people.

Though it's been nearly three months, Haiti still needs our help.  If you have an extra $15 lying around, this is a great way to support Haiti's people now, as well as provide help for their futures.



Megan and Ben said...

Good call. We ordered ours last week. Will wear with pride.

Nancy said...

Dear Katie:
Thanks for your support and for your inspiring words. I hope that your friends will dig deep in their hearts (and wallets) and help us help Haiti!
Love you!