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The Restore Haiti Christmas Shop is Here!

CoffeeMugSetRestore Haiti is excited to launch our 2014 Christmas Shop! Many of us are looking for ways to give great products to our family and friends that are not only fun gifts to receive, but serve a purpose in helping others. Restore Haiti has a bunch of new products that serve this purpose that we think you will love!

In addition to our great newly designed tshirts, windbreakers, and polo’s, we have some exciting products for you that were made in Haiti! One of our most requested items by our team members is Haitian Coffee. Haiti was once known for its coffee and with many people traveling there again it is in high demand! Restore Haiti has worked with an organization who has fairly sourced these Haitian coffee beans from local farmers and then brought them here to the U.S. to freshly roast them just in time for the Holidays!
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Restore Haiti has also partnered with “Haiti Made”, an organization that seeks tobuild a ‘Circle of Trade’ united around quality products, economic sustainability, & dignified jobs to fight against Haiti’s orphan and child slavery crisis. These high quality leather passport covers and hot beverage sleeves (with stainless steel cup) were made in Haiti just last month by a group of women who are passionate about the opportunity to support themselves and their children by creating these products, customized with our Restore Haiti logo.

As you consider your shopping list this holiday season, purchasing through Restore Haiti makes your Christmas dollars stretch further by helping support not only our organization but also the local Haitian economy and its farmers, entrepreneurs, and families by giving them an opportunity to provide you with the high quality and meaningful Christmas gifts you want to give and people want to receive! Visit our store by clicking hereor go to www.restorehaiti.com and click “Store”.

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It’s Christmas Gift Time Again!

We know many of you look forward to getting to pick out and send a gift to your sponsored children each year! As a sponsor, you are free to send a small gift to your sponsored student by following these guidelines:

  • Must be placed in a gallon size zip lock bag (bag must be able to close!). One bag only per sponsored student, please!
  • Label the outside of the bag clearly with your name and the child’s name
  • We encourage you to include a short note and/or photo of yourself.
  • NO electronics (ipod/mp3 player, camera, phone, etc…), money, baby dolls, toy guns/war toys, items with skull/crossbone insignia
  • Ideas that work well: toy cars, coloring book/crayons, toothbrush & toothpaste, small kite, socks/underware, candy (no chocolate that would melt), gum, fruit snacks, hair bows/headbands/ponytail holders, chapstick, stickers, pens/journal (for older students), deflated soccer ball & pump, inexpensive watch, comb, play jewlery
  • Must be received by Restore Haiti NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 10th (or your item will not make the shipment!)
  • In order for us to ship the gifts and receive them all out of customs, it is required to send $5, payable to Restore Haiti, for each gallon size package.
If you have questions about if something is ok to include in your gift, please email theresa@restorehaiti.comAs always, we are asking our sponsors, as well as your church, workplace, Bible study group, community group, etc to assemble and send some extra Christmas gift packages for children who are unsponsored, or whose sponsors are unable to send a gift. We would like each person to receive a gift this Christmas! Please consider sending some extra Christmas packages, and label the outside of the bag with the gender and age range they are appropriate for.

If using the U.S. Postal Service, packages can be mailed to our normal PO Box address (listed below). If you are using FedEx or UPS, and they require you to mail the package to a physical address, please send to 144 Ridgemont Place, Franklin TN 37064.

Restore Haiti Mailing Address:
PO Box 680278 
Franklin, TN 37068
Phone: 931.451.7480
Fax: 931.451.7599
General Email Inquiries: info@restorehaiti.com
Website: www.restorehaiti.com
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Cultural Immersion!

Have you ever been interested in going on a Mission trip but have thought- for whatever reason- you couldn’t make a full week? Have you wanted to bring your family on a different type of trip? Have you taken your family vacation at the beach for the past 12 years and are looking for a different type of trip this coming summer? Restore Haiti’s Culture Immersion trip could be fore you!

Next summer we are going to offer a different type of trip. We will leave on Thursday, June 12 and return the following Tuesday. You will experience a lot of Haiti,and by bringing many people we will help boost the local economy by staying in hotels,buying products, and eating at local restaurants. There will be a few work projects for us to participate in and also we will visit people bringing care packages to deliver.

Would you think about joining us? Bring family members and even a few new relationships to the project. Restore Haiti has a few projects that we would love to introduce you to: Rebuild Haiti, where we find people in need, fundraise and build them a new home. A sponsorship program where 600 students are fed 5 times a week, go to school and have access to our medical clinic. You will experience the community life and have a few surprises!

Please think about going on this trip and prepare now. IF you don’t have a passport, apply for one. Sign ups will start September 3rd, with a $150 deposit to Restore Haiti. You will book your own flight using the parameters we give you, and leave the rest to Restore Haiti! There are a few add on options you can choose, so your trip should cost between $900-$1100 plus airfare.

Thank you again for your interest in going!
Philip
President, Restore Haiti

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Its School Supplies Time!

It’s School Supply Time Again!

It is that time of year again, time to give our sponsors and friends of Restore Haiti the opportunity to help with school supplies for the children in Haiti. This year, we are going to be doing it a little differently. We want to make sure each school supply package that our students receive is consistent and contains what is needed for their age and grade. So this year Restore Haiti will be assembling packages of supplies for the children. The Restore Haiti supply packs will be filled with pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, crayons or colored pencils as well as calculators and protractor/compass for the older students.

How can you as a sponsor get involved? 
Two ways:
1. You can “sponsor” a Restore Haiti school supply packet by sending $12 to cover the supplies and delivery.
2. For those sponsors who want to have that extra touch point with their sponsored student and help them kickoff their school year, you are still able to send a small pencil pouch with a note/photo from you and your family, stickers, hair ribbons, perhaps a small assignment book, etc… you can fill it with all the great little “extras” kids enjoy to start off a new school year.
The $12 school supply donation, and the pencil pouch from you, needs to be sent by August 10th. It can be mailed to PO Box 680278 Franklin, TN 37068. As always, if you, your church, office or Bible Study group are able to help sponsor a few extra of the $12 packets and pencil pouches, you are more than welcome to do so! Not all sponsors are able to participate, so we definitely need those who are able to do a little more and fill the gap. We would like every student in the program to start the year with fresh school supplies!
If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot an email totheresa@restorehaiti.com or call our office at 931-451-7480.
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