A letter from my former boss who is doing wonderful work in Haiti…
As you know, Jan. 12, 2010 has forever changed my life and on that day, I understood that I had to play a part in the rebuilding of my country. Many countries and individuals came to Haiti’s aid in the immediate aftermath. However, we have all moved on and most of us don’t think much about the people there anymore. Although, I appreciate the help we’ve received in the form of basic necessities, I understand that getting Haiti back on its feet will require long term efforts to change an established mindset there and I cannot expect anyone else but myself and my fellow Haitians to do this work. As so, I have chosen to play a role in educating my people and providing them with the basic reading and writing skills that will enable them to be more productive in society. However, my ultimate goal is to incite a desire to learn and advance in education in the children and adults that I come in contact with during my work for and in Haiti.
In this light, my family and I have created Start with ONE, a not for profit organization through which we will strive to provide literacy skills to as many people as we can in Haiti. I know that we have taken on a tremendous task, but the good news is that you can help us in this endeavor. You can do this by taking the time to visit our website at http://www.startwithonesite.org and letting me know what you think (you know I appreciate feedback). Also attached is a flyer from my organization Start with ONE with some info about our project and how everyone can help. I hope that you will pass it on to your contacts and get the word out about us and how we plan to help Haiti. I know that we all are swamped with our own lives and that our present financial state is no laughing matter. However, I also know that you are compassionate people willing to pitch in provide others with an opportunity to become thriving human beings. I appreciate any support you can provide Start with ONE and especially appreciate you supporting me in fulfilling my lifelong dream to make a difference in the world.
Thanks so much and talk to you soon,
Start With ONE
Start with ONE is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring and addressing the root causes of pressing problems affecting communities around the world. We strive to understand social challenges and develop models for sustainable solutions. We believe that everything starts with ONE: one person, one vision, one goal, one action. Join the movement!
Phone +1.786.245.5ONE (5663)