Number of Participants: 30
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $254
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Pittsford-Mendon High School
Date: October 8, 2021
My name is Denis Louis. I am Defensive Assistant Coach at Pittsford and I am an immigrated to the United States from Haiti in 1999. I graduated from Pittsford in 2008.
Due to food insecurity, gang violence, government politics crisis, two earthquakes, President getting assassinated. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere where 60% of the population live on $ 1 usa a day.
Parents are not able to afford to send their children to school. Since 2016 I have actively worked with Haitian schools in my village to sponsor children to go to school who would not have the opportunity to go. In Haiti, schools are overcrowded, untrained teachers and with the lack of the school supplies make it extremely difficult for children to learn. My goal for the Haiti Kids Project is collect as many items I can to send to Haiti where I am going to distribute myself so I can make sure they get to the children.