In a little over two weeks, my team and I will begin our journey to Port-au-Prince, Haiti through AWAA’s ACT Program. We are going with two missions in mind as we serve 2 of AWAA’s partner orphanages. One will be to provide interaction, stimulation, and therapeutic activities for 30+ children in a special needs orphanage. We will show them love in a tangible way and support the staff in caring for their daily needs.
The other piece of our mission has very recently developed, however. The idea was born out of a couple simple questions posed to a second orphanage in need. “What do the children need? How can we help?” They gave an answer that may surprise you. It’s quite simple, really. It’s something most of us take for granted. They want a play room for the children; a bright, cheerful room with toys that stimulate the imagination and provide opportunities for interactive play. The orphanage is home to over 100 children, many of them being toddlers who would benefit greatly as they play in a space that is made just for them!
However, with only a little over two weeks before our departure, we need your help! Paint, painting supplies, toys, and floor mats need to be purchased to bring this dream to reality. Due to the size of the toys and the nature of the project supplies needed, our team would like to purchase the items in Haiti. This also means that the purchases made will be supporting their local economy.
Well, guess what? You can be a part of our team without even leaving the country! You can join our mission today simply by making a donation. Your donation could help us purchase a toy kitchen, puzzles, shelves and organizers, a slide, child-size chairs… The possibilities are endless and the smiles on the faces of the children will be too!
To help us move forward with this project, please donate online or by check. To pay online, click here and select “Haiti Play Room” from the dropdown next to Isaiah 1:17 Fund. A receipt for your donation will be provided to you.
If you would like to mail a check please send a check made payable to “America World Adoption” to the address below:
America World Adoption
Attn: Michelle Reed
6723 Whittier Avenue, Suite 202
McLean, VA 22101
Thank you for considering joining us in this exciting project. We look forward to updating you as the play room progresses!
-Courtney Wennemar, team leader