It Only Takes 10Rich Stigall
Brothers John and Bill Snyder found The Global Orphan Project by accident and soon after made an earthquake relief trip to Haiti. When they returned to the states, John’s shared his experience with friends. One neighbor’s ninth grade daughter was particularly impacted.
When her history teacher challenged her class to help hurting people in Haiti, this girl recommended they partner with The GO Project to do so. That started a discussion which resulted in the creativity, initiative, and generosity described in a letter her teacher recently wrote to Trace:
Earlier this year, my 9th grade class studied Haiti’s tumultuous past as a French colony of slaves who overcame Napoleon’s army to gain ndependence. In class, we learned about the Haitian people fighting against tyranny and oppression, not only against French colonizers, but also against their own corrupt regimes. In the wake of January’s devastating earthquake, Haiti is being forced to confront catastrophic loss and its historical demons. Haiti has needed our support before and Haiti needs it still.
Since April, Students in my 9th grade global studies class at Hunter College High School raised $2,728 to support The Global Orphan Project s work in Haiti. Each student in the class worked to find 10 people to donate $10 each. Why just $10? Well, we wanted to show that it doesn t take thousands of dollars to make a difference. We wanted to create a network of people who care. Through this effort and an event we hosted June 16th, students not only raised funds, but also raised awareness about the need in Haiti and the way The Global Orphan Project functions to create positive and ustainable change.
Two brothers want to help, stumble across The GO Project, and tell a neighbor their story. Their captivated daughter sits in the class of an inspiring teacher at a public high school. A project begins to develop a network of people who care to help children who need it. We are so grateful for you, our GO Project family!