It starts with a boy with a heart to do something special for others. “I want to send Christmas to the orphans in Haiti. I want them to have a playground,” says the 7 year-old who loves the children he’s never met.
So we scramble to hold a garage sale for orphans. In November.
Because nobody understands the importance of play more than a 7 year-old.
After all the prep work… Collecting donated items to sell from friends who wanted to support the cause of the boy with the big heart… It was time to sell.
The boy’s sale raises nearly $1,400 for the project. It’s not everything that’s needed, but Help One Now donors step in to raise the rest of the money required to complete the project.
The dream becomes a reality. And the work begins.
While children wait patiently.
Eventually, the ground is prepared, the equipment is delivered, and the team arrives to help install everything. I can only imagine the anticipation the children felt as they watched the pieces come together before their eyes. Hearts racing, ready to pounce when given the word.
Do you want to change a life? Consider holding a Garage Sale 4 Orphans or sponsoring a Help One Now child in Haiti.
I love this story. Looking forward to seeing that playground in real life.
seeing this playground in person will be quite an emotional experience for me. watching my son see it in person (maybe in 2013) will be even more emotional. that orphanage is a special place!
I was wondering did you buy the playground material here and have it shipped to Haiti? What was your total cost? I am thinking about doing the same thing.
Brian… here’s a link to a copy of the direct impact report from Help One Now. It may answer some of your questions.
I love this! I read it to my daughter. And said, “You see, God uses children too!” Your son’s faith and action has inspired us today. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Darlene! I love your daughter’s heart! So cool… #fistbump