|Bulls Sponsor Halo’s for Haiti’s Littlest Angels|
Triangle TRACKS, a social network for Triangle parents, is sponsoring a fundraiser for God’s Littlest Angels (GLA) orphanage southeast of Port Au Prince, Haiti.
GLA is located in the mountains above Pétion-Vill near the village of Fermath, and serves children as young as newborns up to around 7 years of age. Since the orphanage is not located directly at the earthquake’s epicenter, its primary damages were financial because it has stretched its resources thin to care for its orphans on a day-to-day basis, and to assist the surrounding community with clothing, medical needs, toiletries and other necessities incurred as a result of the earthquake’s damage. There are even more orphans now, as a result of the earthquake, and many of the staff members also need help paying for home repairs and funeral expenses.
“GLA is reaching outside their own walls to serve the Haitian people around them, sharing all of the supplies they receive to help families get back on their feet, or sometimes simply to survive another day,” said Laurie Watson, a Charlotte resident who adopted twins from the orphanage. “The process of rebuilding Haiti is not going to be an 8-month or even 3-year-long project. It’s going to be a very long-term effort, lasting many, many years.”
To help with this long-term effort, Triangle TRACKS created the “HALOs for Haiti’s Littlest Angels” project to “Help Accommodate and Love an Orphan.” Thirteen local businesses have agreed to help raise funds for GLA by kindly donating their services and/or fun stuff for kids to do that we have divided into 25 HALO Passes. These passes are categorized into four levels and price ranges. Platinum ($150), Gold ($115), Silver ($75) and Bronze ($27). Each pass is priced at 50 percent of its total value and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to GLA.
Participating businesses include the Durham Bulls, Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Theatre, Marbles Kids Museum, Classy Kids Cook, Triangle Rock Club, BounceU of Apex, Pump It Up of Raleigh, Laura Kelly Designs & Licensing, Wee-Create Creative Arts for Kids, Sitter Connection and Erica Anne Design + Photography. Social Butterflies will assist Triangle TRACKS in promoting this fundraiser to local parents.
Beginning March 1, 2010, Triangle TRACKS will offer its members first rights to purchase the HALO passes. Any remaining passes will be offered for sale to the general public March 8. Due to the low prices and number of items on each pass, we anticipate they will sell quickly. You can learn more about this project here.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & graphic.