Project Edeline to launch (with Starlings too)
I’ve been working hard with Nicole Vargas (who did a remarkable job on this plan) to complete this new plan. I hope you will take the time to read it. I think it has some bold and novel ideas that can be more efficient in Haiti.
Donate to Project Edeline
Again, through on the twists and turns since the day I met Edeline, here is a project which seems to include all former aspirations to best help Haiti and gratifies my wish to do something significant based on Edeline, her life, and her aspirations….for Haiti.
We are printing up color copies today or tomorrow for Edeline to present with myself at various venues. This one has no budget included but the cost will approach $200,000. In the first day, I got $8,000 committed from two good friends and I have personally committed $5,000. We have $13,000 already.
The budget (will send soon as I am refining it) includes buying the land, building the school as well as staffing and operations in Year 1. Obviously, we won’t have to buy land or build as much after the first year. Beyond that, the concept is designed to self-fund (at least a large part of it) by arts/crafts programs by the children which will be used to fundraise in the U.S.
We will adapt this project to the annual Starlings Literary/Art Contest and campaign this year. I will have details to announce within a week.
Thanks for all of your support and patience. I hope that many of you will join us, and Edeline, in this major undertaking.