Helping Hands in Haiti

Helping Hands in Haiti

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Goal: $1,750

From Philippe Videau

I'm raising money to volunteer with Le Cercle Francophone d'UCLA (UCLA's French club) at an orphanage in Fond Doux, Haiti, during this year's spring break!

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over 3 years ago

Dearest friends and family,

Several days (and weeks) have passed since my first post (school got the best of me), and since then, so much has happened! Thanks to you all, I have surpassed my fundraising goal!!!! I could not believe it when the update came through my email, and I want to thank you all for your continuous support. More updates to come before the trip--let the preparations begin!

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If it’s true that all our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions [1], then I want to push past the plummets of Plato’s cave . . . to venture into the unknown that lies beyond what I have learned in the confines of the classroom and what I already understand about the world in which I live . . . and with that venturing, take what I see and experience and make as much of a positive impact as I can in this increasingly interconnected world. That’s what this project is about.

My name’s Philippe Videau (many of you know me as Pipp), and I’m currently a senior at the University of California, Los Angeles.  This spring break (the week of March 22)—yeah, it’s coming up soon!—I’m heading to Fond Doux, Haiti with Le Cercle Francophone d’UCLA (UCLA’s French Club) to volunteer at the orphanage there and serve its surrounding community. In Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, nearly 80 % of the population lives below the poverty line, with limited access to education, medical care, proper housing, and, in many cases, clean water. Children without family support oftentimes suffer disproportionately; so it’s one of my goals to make a dent—as much as I can—in that disproportion, whether it be tangibly, by providing necessities to the community, or intangibly, through the relationships that I hope to build during my stay there.

Any donations are really appreciated! They all go towards the volunteer project, including travel / transportation expenses, lodging, and food. My hope is to raise additional funds to begin or continue a project at the orphanage. We plan on taking a whole suitcase full of clothes and school supplies, so if you’re in my area (Los Angeles) and would like to donate those items, it would go a long way! Thanks again in advance, please let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll keep you all posted with updates ^^

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Philippe Videau posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #1

Dearest friends and family,

Several days (and weeks) have passed since my first post (school got the best of me), and since then, so much has happened! Thanks to you all, I have surpassed my fundraising goal!!!! I could not believe it when the update came through my email, and I want to thank you all for your continuous support. More updates to come before the trip--let the preparations begin!

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