On January 13, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the island of Haiti; many schools were damaged or destroyed. The earthquake is devastating to this small country. People from around the world are offering support to help the wounded and care for the dead. We offer our sincere condolences to those who have lost family and loved ones in this tragedy. When life begins to normalize there will be a need for children to return to school to continue their education.
This has become a concern for CREED. Many of these students are at an important time in their lives, and are depending on an education to keep them going on the right track for their future. These are the future business owners, Doctors, nurses, vets, teachers, athletes, etc. They need our help to succeed and continue what was once a part of their every day life. This earthquake hit hard, but through your help, we can soften the blow enough to keep their dreams of a bright future ahead. They truly need to continue their education.
There are many schools in Haiti that will reopen slowly. Once the immediate needs are met people begin to rebuild their lives the need to send children back to school that is when the second wave of needs will arise. There will be many who have needs for the basic school supplies we provide in our humanitarian school kits.
We have come up with a plan to help the students, as well as the schools in Haiti. CREED is gathering items and assembling humanitarian school kits for the students in Haiti. We are looking for donations, both in-kind and cash to make enough to make an impact. These kits consist of your typical cliché items like spiral bound notebooks (totaling 450 pages of paper), pencils, erasers, colored pencils, a ruler, scissors and a school bag. See School Kits for an example of what is contained in each kit.
We want to ship out these kits soon, but we need additional donations so we will be able to buy the items to put in the kits together. A typical school kits costs approximately $10.00; all donations great and small are appreciated. CREED is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax deductable. Thank you for your kind donation!