Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Playground for Haiti

A Playground for Haiti
Our last turn out was a success, allowing us to fill a quarter of our available space in the storage container. However, this leaves us only 25% toward our goal of filling the entire shipping container. The container is scheduled to leave this Saturday, meaning we are in a crunch to finish collecting the sports equipments and items for the orphanage in Haiti. We know that with your help we can fill this container and provide a playground for the orphans of Haiti.

The orphanage we are seeking to put the playground in is managed by Ms. Miriam Freder-ick. She has managed the home for 34 years, working no only to help those children at this home, but to also help other smaller orphanages to grow. There is so much need and so little items, anything you can donate will help tremendously.

We plan on shipping the container this Saturday and then meeting the container in Haiti in July to deliver your donations to the orphanage. We will be working with volunteers there to establish the playground, installing the playground equipment and meeting the children.

Most importantly, THANK YOU from Sports Build Coalition and the Plageman family to everyone who has worked to help get the play spaces and items to New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We look forward to putting more smiles on those bewildered children's faces! APPRECIATE SO MUCH ANY HELP YOU CAN BE...again! PLEASE ROAM YOUR GARAGE OR CLOSETS! ASK FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!! Our next campaigns will reach further and rely less on our friends and associates...need is so great NOW!! Donations can be dropped on at A-1 Storage Unit 318 (1014 SE 12th Place, Cape Coral, FL 239-574-4184). The hours we will be at the storage unit are listed below. Teens are welcome to come for service hours. You will find a list of our most needed items on the next page. Thank you again for everything you do.
Donation drop off times Mary will be at the storage unit THIS WEEK from:
12 to 8 Tues and Wed, Still taking items. If not play/building items, can take most anything! See suggestions below.
10 to 8++ on Thur & Friday Must continue to SORT, PACK, COMPOSE SHIPPING LIST (EXACT) FOR CUSTOMS! Tedious and very, very im-portant! Please no additional items these two days unless by arrangement.
Doors open 8 am, 10 am loading begins-- Saturday... Truck with actual container arrives ...two hours to fill before charge of $35 an hour starts
Anything ping pong (one thing mentioned by Director of Home) Foozball? Carom? Portable basketball goals (most anticipated by the kids! all heights) Fencing of any kind ...want to build a preschool area, enclosed, about 25' X 40'...picket sections OK Work items, like gloves, safety glasses Sturdy plastic play houses, forts, slides, basketball goals...ESPECIALLY NEEDED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS! WAGONS!!! any type Sets of BEAN BAGS

We need MORE OF FOLLOWING: SKATES, inline or outdoor wheels Outdoor games of any kind Anything SOCCER Bikes, and especially TRIKES/ helmets if available, too Any simple children's musical instruments (tambourines, triangles, DRUM STICKS) Bright primary color OUTDOOR paint - green, yellow, red, purple (think Disney) Tools of any kind OTHER TYPE ITEMS NEEDED: Sox, undies for boys or girls, ages birth to adult Shoes of any durable type (mainly "sneakers") Ages one and up Mattresses and bed linens Children's picture books or story books in French Tents/ tarps Plastic storage containers, ESPECIALLY NEEDED Any personal items like toothbrushes or soap Just about anything a home for 120 kids could use (durable pots and pans, tools, etc.) All types of CARDBOARD BOXES needed ASAP
DONATIONS STILL APPRECIATED TOWARD THE $2,400 SHIPPING COSTS....we are still collecting to reach goal to get these items over to Haiti for our volunteer trip to build spaces in August! Nobody said this would be easy...we are in it for the long haul... If interested in making a donation, you can mail it to
928 S. E. 32nd Terrace, Cape Coral FL 33904, made out to Sports Build Coalition. Also can use PayPal on Thanks for considering it! Any questions, Mary can be reached at 239 677 7498. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CIRCULATING THIS AND CONSIDERING THIS!

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