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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 NOVEMBER 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.com

As 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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Important Changes to Sponsorship Program

Dear Sponsors,

Since the sponsorship program began in 2007 and we have had a  steady rate of  $30 per elementary age student. As the students have grown, we have added secondary and scholarship students at $40 each so that they could continue on to the upper grade levels where the tuition and testing fees are higher. As we turn the corner of completing our 6th year of sponsorship, it is no secret that the changing economy and rising food costs have affected everyone, both here in the US and overseas.  With the growing number of children relying on our services of providing food and education over the years, we have seen the need to increase staff, replace supplies more frequently, and food costs rising. In order to continue to serve our students and their families well, keep the program running, and increase our interaction with our dedicated sponsors and donors, we have made the decision to increase our sponsorship rates by $3.00/month for everyone in the program. Although its a small amount for each sponsor, with all of us working together, this increase of funds will allow Restore Haiti to continue to do the important work we do to allow the program in Haiti to carry on, grow, and provide food, education, and medical care to those in such a great need, as well as look for ways to give more visibility and connection points to our sponsors in the future.

If you pay by check, you can simply increase the amount you send by $3 per student per month. If you are currently on our automatic monthly donation plan through paypal, a member of our team will be in touch with you to help make that transition. Our goal is to have this completed by March.

Thank you for your continued support! Restore Haiti remains dedicated to making the most out of every dollar given to us by our donors, and to continuing to be a bridge for you to impact the life of a child in Haiti.

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