Thursday, August 21, 2014
Setting up a dental clinic in Haiti
I went to Haiti in January, to a remote village with no running water, no electricity. There is so little food, most of the people are malnourished and many of the animals are near starving. (Blog posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 about the experience.)
It broke my heart to see such poverty. All week long, I played with the children, talked to the people and learned from them what they want in life: Better infrastructure, schools, jobs, food, more access to medical care.
I felt useless all week. I could not feed the children. Nurse their wounds. Create jobs. Build houses.
They also wanted access to dental care.
YES! I can do that. With your help.
I've created a bang-up big-time fundraiser (Sept. 21, 2014) to establish a dental clinic for Desab and nine other villages that dot the mountainside. It'll serve 6,000 people.
I can't do alone. I need your help. I need you to donate $5, $10, $50, even $500 or $1,000 to Stone by Stone, a Liverpool, NY-based non-profit with a 501(c)(3) standing. This makes the donation tax deductible.
If you are within driving distance of Cazenovia, NY, that's where I'm offering a splendid, authentic Haitian buffet along with a gift shop of beautiful Haitian wares and a self-guided tour of a private mansion that overlooks the lake.
It's 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21, 2014.
And it costs only $50 to get in. A potion of that $50 is tax deductible, too.
Think about coming to dine at our table. Or just make a flat-out donation.