Saturday, September 17, 2016

5th Annual "Half 4 Haiti" Solidarity Run -- Sun, Oct. 2nd



VOODOO PALOOZA III! -- Sunday, 9/25, 3-8pm, Cameron Park Lake

CHILDREN’S HOPE PRESENTS
VOODOO PALOOZA III!
Haiti Benefit Concert on Cameron Park Lake
Island of Black & White
One Eyed Reilly
Plus Vigilant Roots, Red
Hearts Bleed & Diversity 
Sunday, Sept. 25th, 3-8pm
Suggested Donation: $6
No Host Bar*Voodoo Punch*Guinness*Food
3025A Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park
Please RSVP to: paulb1221@sbcglobal.net

Monday, October 26, 2015

WE MADE IT! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! :)

"HALF 4 HAITI IV"
Children's Hope 4th Annual 
Haiti Solidarity Run

WE MADE IT!!
The "Half 4 Haiti IV" Team: Paul Burke, Leisa Faulkner, Orel "Maco" Lisius, Luke Barnes and Caitlyn Orton.
Not pictured: Jake Bellacera, Richard Cannon, Stephanie Lokey, Jasmin Lyons and Melissa Sandberg
Haitian orphanage director and recent law school graduate Orel
"Maco" Lisius flew all the way from Port au Prince to run his first 5K!
The "HALF 4 HAITI IV" Solidarity Run was another rousing success! In all 10 runners participated in the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, 10/18 to raise money for our Children's Hope projects serving Haiti's poorest and most vulnerable Children. Our "Half 4 Haiti IV" team grew to twice as many solidarity runners as last time out and included five students from Sac State as well as our friend Orel "Maco" Lisius, who flew all the way from Port au Prince, Haiti to run his first 5K! A good time was had by all and, more importantly, we raised over $1,500 in donations and pledges. Thank you all so much for your generosity and solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Haiti. Many hands make the burden lighter. :)

If you made a pledge, please pay your pledge as soon as you are able. If you haven't pledged yet but would like to, no worries, it's not too late, you can still pitch in. Either way, please send your tax deductible contribution to:
CHILDREN'S HOPE
3025A CAMBRIDGE RD.
CAMERON PARK, CA 95682



Saturday, October 17, 2015

You're Invited! "Half 4 Haiti IV" Post-Race Party on Cameron Park Lake


Come Party at Our House!!
Celebrate our "HALF 4 HAITI IV" Solidarity Run...
Whether or not you ran the Half 4 Haiti
Meet up with Haitian Activist & Orphanage Director
Orel "Maco" Lisius
Hang out with good folks and enjoy some good food and cold drinks.
Feel free to bring something yummy to share if you're so inclined.
RSVP's are not necessary but always appreciated.
Sunday, October 18th, 2-6pm
3025A Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park
Info: Text (916) 8014184 or Email: paulb1221@sbcglobal.net


Friday, October 16, 2015

"HALF 4 HAITI IV" is Sunday, 10/18. Please Pitch in if You Can! :)

 
Dear Friends,

"Half 4 Haiti IV" weekend is here! We've assembled our biggest team of Half 4 Haiti runners yet and we can't wait to hit the course at beautiful Lake Natoma in Folsom this Sunday. But that's just half the story... the other half is your solidarity! Each of our Half Marathon and 5K runners has pledged a minimum of $25 to our life changing projects serving Haiti's most vulnerable children described below. Now we're asking you to reach into your hearts, and your wallets, to match or beat the pledges of our dedicated runners. If you can't afford that much, please pitch in whatever you can. It's for a great cause and no donation is too small to make a difference. Simply send a quick email to us at paulb1221@sbcglobal.net and tell us how much you'd like to donate. We won't be collecting the money until after we cross the finish line.

Thank you all so much for your continued generosity and solidarity... many hands make the burden lighter. :)

In Peace & Solidarity,
Paul, Leisa, Luke, Maco
and the entire Children's Hope Half 4 Haiti Team!
“HALF 4 HAITI IV”
CHILDREN’S HOPE FOURTH 
ANNUAL HAITI SOLIDARITY RUN

What: "Half 4 Haiti IV" Solidarity Run (5K & Half Marathon)
When: Sunday, October 18, 7:30am
Where: Johnny Cash Bridge, Folsom
Why: To support Haiti's most vulnerable children
How to Help: Please Make a Pledge to paulb1221@sbcglobal.net
Proceeds from the "Half 4 Haiti Solidarity Run" will go
towards Children's Hope's Haiti projects, including...

Mabe Orphanage, Port au Prince
These are the Mabe kids who we have fallen in love with and have watched grow up over the last few years. They were taken in off the streets by our dear friend Maco and his family, and are being raised in a loving environment. But they have very few resources. No electricity, no running water, no toilets.

The Lamp for Haiti Clinic, Cite Soleil
The Lamp for Haiti is an amazing, inspiring community medical clinic providing free care to the children and residents of Cite Soleil, the poorest and most notorious slum in Haiti.

SAKALA/Pax Christi Ayiti, Cite Soleil
SAKALA/Pax Christi Haiti is a program established in 2006 to develop the capacity of young people in Cite Soleil. SAKALA mixes sports with social integration programs, youth leadership, peace education, and environmental protection. SAKALA's activities are held up by 4 principles: Peace, Respect, Sport, and the Environment. SAKALA creates provides opportunities for more than 300 children and young people in Haiti's most notorious slum. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"HALF 4 HAITI IV" SOLIDARITY RUN




“HALF 4 HAITI IV”

CHILDREN’S HOPE 4th ANNUAL HAITI SOLIDARITY RUN (SUNDAY,10/18/15)
What: "Half 4 Haiti IV" Solidarity Run (5K & Half Marathon)
When: Sunday, October 18, 7:30am (Deadline to Register 10/12!)
Where: Johnny Cash Bridge, Folsom
Why: To support Haiti's most vulnerable children
How: Run with us or pledge your donation paulb1221@sbcglobal.net


Proceeds from the "Half 4 Haiti Solidarity Run" will go towards Children's Hope's Haiti projects, including...

Mabe Orphanage, Port au Prince
These are the Mabe kids who we have fallen in love with and have watched grow up over the last few years. They were taken in off the streets by our dear friend Maco and his family, and are being raised in a loving environment. But they have very few resources. No electricity, no running water, no toilets.

The Lamp for Haiti Clinic, Cite Soleil
The Lamp for Haiti is an amazing, inspiring community medical clinic providing 
free care to the children of Cite Soleil, the poorest and most notorious slum in Haiti.

SAKALA/Pax Christi Ayiti, Cite Soleil
SAKALA/Pax Christi Haiti is a program established in 2006 to develop the capacity of young people in Cite Soleil. SAKALA mixes sports with social integration programs, youth leadership, peace education, and environmental protection. SAKALA's activities are held up by 4 principles: Peace, Respect, Sport, and the Environment. SAKALA creates provides opportunities for more than 300 children and young people in Haiti's most notorious slum.

Please pitch in if you can. Each Half Marathon runner is encouraged to donate $2 per mile ($26). 5K runners are asked to donate $5 per kilometer ($25). Supporters are asked to match or beat our runners' donations. If you aren't able to pledge that much, please pitch in whatever you can, no pledge is too small. Your pledge in any amount is greatly appreciated.

Many hands make the burden lighter. Thank you!! :)

In Peace & Solidarity
Paul, Leisa & Luke

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Leisa's Children's Hope 2015 Journal #1 -- "Little Boy Blue"

"Little Boy Blue"   
July 2, 2015

Dear Friends and Family,
                                            
It’s July so, of course, Luke and Emma made their annual trek under our kind neighbors’ house to retrieve all the donations stored up for this year’s Children’s Hope Trip to Haiti in a couple weeks.

It is a huge task, not just the lugging of boxes, but inventorying and packing 1,100 pounds of medical, sports and school supplies. I planned a fresh start this morning.
But, morning never seemed to come, maybe because I didn’t sleep for worry. I worried about our own Little Boy Blue.

Little Boy Blue… Not the way we want to see our babies come into the world, but come blue he did. Early this morning our son Grant and his wife, Britt (both Children’s Hope Team Haiti 2010 alum) gave us a new grandson, yet unnamed…so to Nana (yours truly), he’s Little Boy Blue.

He came not kicking and screaming, but too quietly, too gently, not breathing, not moving. Yet everyone around him jumped into precision motion. Someone started breathing for him, someone doing percussion; they sent pipes down his throat and attached wires to his head; IVs and temperature gauges were inserted and adhered.

Finally, he rests tonight above a cooling blanket designed to drop his core temperature five degrees for three days, then a slow ascent to warm. A miracle of modern science, he now shows every sign of a full recovery.

Such a contrast to the babies we will soon be tending in Mother Teresa’s Baby Hospital in Port au Prince, or The Lamp Clinic in the notorious Cite Soleil Slum or at the free mobile clinic we will run in the tent city left over from the 2010 earthquake. How do I accept that our Little Boy Blue would not have a chance of surviving if he were born in Haiti? Those mothers and grandmothers love their babies, too. Reality is not fair. Its up to us to keep fighting for justice globally, keep working locally, to keep volunteering where we can.

Please help us keep this life saving work going. Children’s Hope teams go every year to serve the poorest of the poor. Any amount helps us to buy food, bring fresh water and propane, get new mattresses for the kids, and soccer and basketballs for the SAKALA sports program. Monetary donations are most helpful, but we are thrilled to accept children’s or prenatal (non-gummy) vitamins, and any of a long list of other wishes.

Please write me back at this address, let me know how you’d like to help. I can send you our wish list, or answer any questions you may have. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at our house, this week. The kids and I will gladly pack them. We hand carry all donations, work only with Haitian-led organizations we have known and trusted, and support only services that are given free of cost. We go where big NGOs often won’t go. And, really, any amount makes a difference. (One dollar buys a tube of anti-biotic cream.) Please, do it for those other Little Boys Blue. All donations are tax deductible.

Peace, all ways and always,
Leisa, Paul, Luke and Emma                                    

Children's Hope
3025 Cambridge Road #A
Cameron Park, CA 95682 USA
916.801.4184

email: lfaulkner@pacific,educhildrenshope@live.com
blog: http://coalitionfordemocracyinhaiti.blogspot.com/ 


Monday, May 11, 2015

VOODOO PALOOZA!!

CHILDREN’S HOPE PROUDLY PRESENTS
VOODOO PALOOZA II!
A Haiti Benefit Concert on the Lake Featuring
Island of Black & White
Saturday May 16th, 5pm
3025A Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park
(2 Miles North of Highway 50, Cambridge Rd. Exit)

Suggested Donation: $6 or a Bottle of Chewable
Children’s Vitamins (No Gummies Please)

No Host BBQ and No Host Bar Featuring Our World 
Famous Voodoo Punch for those 21 and Older

Seating is limited -- Please RSVP to: paulb1221@sbcglobal.net

All Proceeds Go to Children's Hope's Projects 
Serving Haiti's Most Vulnerable Children.