We are so excited to make this announcement today… We’ve selected our designated charity for our next Pop Up Shop (coming Sunday, Aug 24th from 4-8 pm on Main Ave in downtown Prior Lake), and you’re going to love it!
Free The Kids, Inc is a stateside organization that raises money to support the children of Project Hope in Haiti, primarily through donations from individuals and small groups across the country. We are truly thrilled to be setting aside 20% of the profits from our sales at the next Pop Up for Free The Kids!
Project Hope is a children’s refuge in Haiti, which cares for and educates 450 vulnerable children. Another 1200 children from the area are educated and given lunch every day. Because Haiti has no welfare system or public education, these children have nowhere else to go.
Unlike other orphanages, no child at Project Hope can be adopted. To really change Haiti, they are raising educated Christian men and women, who can one day become leaders in their community. To this end, every child at Project Hope is taught a trade after high school, so that they can live as independent adults.
This November, a team from Minnesota will be heading to Haiti for their 7th trip to Project Hope. Because Haiti’s government is corrupt, shipping supplies isn’t a viable option, so each team member will be carrying a donated laptop and 100 pounds of desperately needed supplies for the children. While these team members will each pay for their own trip expenses, they have fundraisers to pay for supplies.
One of these fundraisers is selling their hand stamped cards, which will be available for sale at our summer event. Check out the pictures below for a sampling of the cards, as well as some fun pictures of past trips to Haiti. And to learn more about how you can donate to this great organization, click here.
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