Happy belated New Years everyone!!!! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and the beginning of 2017. Things became so hectic and busy that I haven’t really been able to write. I finally caught a small break, so I am going to make the most of it!
Together, we did some amazing things to help people around the world. We helped over 7 families that came to my hometown in the spring. The Refugee Fundraiser raised over 18 bags of clothes and were delivered to the organization during a very busy week. Over 7 new families came that week, and they all got enough clothes to help them get started with their new lives.
We also helped the Northern Cheyenne in Montana. My friend on the reservation has received all 28 boxes of coats and blankets that the two high schools raised. Weighing over 300 pounds, everything arrived safely and my friend’s language students will be passing out the donations very soon. Hopefully we will know how many people received help, but for the moment, over 120 blankets and 100 coats are waiting to be given new life on the other side of the country.
We did some amazing things, but we are so very far from being done. I have several projects in mind for this upcoming year, and I would like your help.
I have a pen pal in Haiti who has been telling me about the problems he has been hearing about. He is a pastor in his community, so he hears all kinds of things from the people of his community. One of the things he wanted some help with was the food situation. With the earthquake in 2010 (???) and the hurricane that ruined everything that remained not all that long ago, many children are going hungry and have no one left to take care of them. I would like my Jewish community to help raise money for the food bank in my pen pal’s community so that way the children will be able to get some decent food. If you have any ideas on how to make this possible, please comment bellow.
If you have any other ideas about how to help the people in our local communities, please comment the ideas bellow too. Thanks for your help and support! May we have another great year saving the planet.