Sponsor a classroom…in Haiti!

If you are reading this post, you are already part of a very special effort to make a difference the HEART in Haiti school. On this journ...

If you are reading this post, you are already part of a very special effort to make a difference the HEART in Haiti school. On this journey, our men’s group has been committed to connecting with the kids at the school, to building a library, and to funding scholarships.

In conversations with the school, we have also discovered that they are in need of some of the basic, nitty-gritty things without which many of us would be at a loss to describe our own school experience. Namely the thing that makes a classroom feel like home: School Supplies.


Every fall, an appeal from a teacher for supplies goes out my kids’ community. Immediately, I can imagine the smell of an eraser, or the feeling I used to have putting my name on a new set of folders. This is what learning felt like for me, and it hasn’t changed much over the years. Classrooms still function because of things like pencils, notebooks, sharpeners, and markers. Things like scissors, glue, paperclips, and bandaids. Things like chalk, construction paper, and even balls to make recess more fun.

Our hope is that you, or your place of business, can help HEART in Haiti by contributing supplies directly. Alternately, if you can fund one or more of these categories, we would love to have you on board as an official sponsor.

The list is broken down here by cost, to put in perspective what your contribution will cover; shipping will be extra for anything that can’t be carried down with the group.

Item Cost
3600 pencils$500
80 reams of copy paper$275
200 packs tissue paper$250
1000 markers $250
5 first aid kits $125
10k sheets lined notebook paper $100
100 pencil sharpeners $80
10 staplers $50
15 packs of staples $50


These are the things that kids use to do homework, make projects, and study with as they prepare themselves for the world ahead. We hope you will choose to support HEART in Haiti!!!

With thanks,
Steven Garrelts
Dudes4Haiti

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