At the beginning of a new year, we feel fortunate that we can look back at 2017 and feel extremely proud of the strides we have made in our efforts globally, nationally, and locally. With your help, we were able to make a difference in the world and that is something we cannot be grateful enough for. Here is a summary of our work in 2017:
This year in Haiti we were able to feed 7,000 children nutritional whole wheat bread. This involved 7 new locations served with 12 locations all across Haiti. Our mission is nutrition and sustainability and we were able to accomplish this with 5 businesses launched as well as 16 Haitians employed. We also had the pleasure of having over 75 volunteers serve on short term missions.
In 2017 we also continued our work in Oaxaca, Mexico with our Zumapoop project. Through this project we were able to provided sanitation for an entire village. We also employed 5 local artisans and started an educational program on sanitation.
In New York we sponsored 4 character-building assemblies in Jefferson County. These assemblies were experienced by over 1000 high school and middle school kids.
This year we made huge progress in our Rochester community. We helped host a Gratitude and Unity Community Thanksgiving Dinner where 1000 families in severe need were feed. This was a large event held at the Main Street Armory on the day before Thanksgiving where over 200 volunteers served!
We also helped our community at Christmas time with our Family Christmas Event. With over 40 volunteers, 127 kids heard the Hope of Christmas and 50 families in need experienced a family Christmas.
Though we are thrilled with all we were able to do this year, our work has only hit the tip of the iceberg. We are hopeful that 2018 will be our biggest and best year yet! This year in Haiti we hope to serve 15,000 meals daily, expand to 30 locations across Haiti, grow the 5 businesses we started, and employ 20 Haitians with consistent income.
In New York we hope to continue our effort and impact more middle school and high school students with positive character development. In Florida we hope to continue our efforts in helping those who were affected by Hurricane Irma in the Keys.
Finally, in Rochester we hope to serve and bring hope to those in need over Thanksgiving and Christmas once again.
We need your help to reach our goals. Find out more about how you can get involved today!