MABE Orphanage -- Port au Prince, Haiti

MABE Orphanage -- Port au Prince, Haiti

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